“So the thing I'm on now is to roust out somebody to jerk a little chin-music for us and waltz him through handsome.” --Mark Twain
About Chin Music
The Chin Music Reading Series in Brooklyn, NY, features emerging, rising, and established poets. Readings are held every other Thursday at 7:00pm, September through June, at Pacific Standard Bar in Brooklyn. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.
February 10: Polina Barskova, Ilya Kaminksy, & Boris Dralyuk
March 3: Joshua Beckman, Eric Gamalinda, & Sara Femenella
March 17: Mark Doty, Nicky Beer, & Metta Sama
April 7: Suzanne Gardinier, Antony Rowland, & Jeremy Voigt
April 21: Edward Hirsch, Matthew Zapruder, & Piotr Florczyk
May 5: James Richardson, Will Hubbard, & Sally Wen Mao
May 19: Meena Alexander, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, & Nicole Sealey
June 2: Marilyn Nelson, Ross Gay, & James Best
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The Fourth Poet
Most every night of Chin Music features the voices of three living poets alongside the work of a dead one.
Located at 82 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, near the Atlantic/Pacific subway station, Pacific Standard is a literary bar serving up eighteen microbrews on tap, focusing on West Coast beer as well as choice selections from small and local breweries.
Past Poets Writers Featured at Chin Music
Dan Albergotti, Kazim Ali, Catherine Barnett, Rick Barot, Dan Beachy-Quick, Nathaniel Bellows, Ciaran Berry, Sophie Cabot Black, Breyten Breytenbach, Jericho Brown, Oni Buchanan, Lynn Aarti Chandhok, Leslie C. Chang, Ken Chen, Timothy Donnelly, Oliver de la Paz, Matthew Dickman, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Monica Ferrell, Rivka Galchen, Sarah Gambito, Kevin Goodan, Kathleen Graber, Eamon Grennan, Kimiko Hahn, Matthea Harvey, David Hinton, James Hoch, Cathy Park Hong, Noelle Kocot, Jee Leong Koh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Nick Laird, Reif Larson, Ben Lerner, Phillis Levin, Philip Levine, Marcus Jackson, Sarah Manguso,Carey McHugh, Cate Marvin, Donna Masini, Glyn Maxwell, Jeffrey McDaniel, Joshua Mehigan, John Murillo, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mark Nickels, Idra Novey, D. Nurkse, Meghan O'Rourke, Gregory Pardlo, Patrick Phillips, Patrick Rosal, Rachel Rose, Sonia Sanchez, Brenda Shaughnessy, Lytton Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Craig Morgan Teicher, Marina Temkina, Tryfon Tolides, and Lewis Warsh.