The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring John Burnside, Ada Limón, and Lindsay Turner
Thursday, 4 March 2010 @ 7:00 PM
Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
(between St. Marks and Bergen Streets)
Please join us in two weeks for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: John Burnside, Ada Limón, and Lindsay Turner
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Other poets to be featured this season include Elizabeth Arnold, L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, David Baker, Joshua Bell, Elaine Bleakney, John Burnside, Henri Cole, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, Alison Moncrief, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, and Page Starzinger. Please remember to also join us for our reading on Thursday, February 18th with Joseph Legaspi, Aaron Balkan, and Steven Karl. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, near the Atlantic/Pacific subway hub, Pacific Standard is a literary bar serving up eighteen microbrews on tap and cask (including both West Coast and local breweries), fine wines and liquors, and tasty snacks like chips and salsa, and meat and cheese plates.
John Burnside's most recent collection of poems, THE HUNT IN THE FOREST, was published in 2009 by Cape. Author of twelve collections of poetry and seven works of fiction, his first collection of poetry, THE HOOP, was published in 1988 and won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Other poetry collections include COMMON KNOWLEDGE (1991), FEAST DAYS (1992), winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and THE ASYLUM DANCE (2000), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award and shortlisted for both the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the T. S. Eliot Prize. THE LIGHT TRAP (2001) was also shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, he now lives in Fife.
Ada Limón is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, LUCKY WRECK and THIS BIG FAKE WORLD. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Diode, Iowa Review, and others. Her third book, SHARKS IN THE RIVER, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.
Originally from northeast Tennessee, Lindsay Turner holds degrees in English from Harvard College, and in film studies from the Université Paris III Sorbonne – Nouvelle, where she also taught. Her poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Meridian, VERSE online, The Boston Review, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She is currently an MFA candidate at New York University, and she lives in Brooklyn.