Friday, February 5, 2010

Joseph Legaspi, Steven Karl & Aaron Balkan

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Joseph Legaspi, Steven Karl, and Aaron Balkan

Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(between St. Marks and Bergen Streets)

Please join us for our next Chin Music reading with three terrific poets: Joseph Legaspi, Steven Karl, and Aaron Balkan. Other poets to be featured this season include Elizabeth Arnold, David Baker, Elaine Bleakney, Aaron Baker, John Burnside, Henri Cole, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, Alison Moncrief, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, and Page Starzinger. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

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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.

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of IMAGO (CavanKerry Press), winner of a Global Filipino Literary Award. He lives in New York City and works at Columbia University. A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, his poems appeared and/or are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, World Literature Today, PEN International, North American Review, Callaloo, Bloomsbury Review, Poets & Writers, Gulf Coast, Gay & Lesbian Review, and the anthologies LANGUAGE FOR A NEW CENTURY (W.W. Norton) and TILTING THE CONTINENT (New Rivers Press). A recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he co-founded Kundiman (, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets. Visit him at

Steven Karl received his MFA from The New School and is the author of a collaborative chapbook, STATE(S) OF FLUX, with the artist, Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009) and forthcoming chapbooks, (IR)RATIONAL ANIMALS (Flying Guillotine Press) and SATURDAY(S) (Scantily Clad Press). He frequently writes reviews for Cold Front Magazine, Galatea Resurrects, and Sink Review. He lives in New York City.

Aaron Balkan is the author of Ben Beatrice, who is the author of VERBATIM: AN INVESTIGATION, or, as it is known by its Christian title, 377 JOKES ABOUT 9/11: A NOVEL. Both gentlemen are employees of Tacos Avant Garde.

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