Tuesday, August 19, 2008

NYC, Save the Date: Friday, September 5th

Poetry Reading & Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Date: September 05, 2008 07:00PM, KGB Bar

David Lehman is a poet, writer, and editor. His seven books of poetry include When a Woman Loves a Man (2005). He is the series editor of The Best American Poetry, which he launched in 1988.

Meghan Punschke is the author of Stratification (BlazeVOX Books, 2008). She resides in New York City, and has an MFA in Poetry from the New School. Please visit www.megpunschke.com for more info.

Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She is the moderator for the Poetics List and the Women’s Poetry Listserv, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College. Please visit www.amyking.org for more.

Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. She’s the author of chapbooks Document (Octopus Books, 2007) and Morning News (Kitchen Press, 2006).

There will be a raffle for prizes, which will include books, anthologies and other poetry related goodies from several small presses including BlazeVOX Books, No Tell Books, Coconut Books, Goss 183, Ahsahta Press and Lame House. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded books from many of the above, plus the 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas painting that appears on the cover of Stratification. Each raffle ticket will be $5 with all of the proceeds going directly to LLS for cancer research and patient care. Half of book sales will go to the charity as well.

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