Saturday, April 17, 2010

David Baker, Cynthia Cruz, & Page Hill Starzinger

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring David Baker, Cynthia Cruz, and Page Hill Starzinger

Thursday, 22 April 2010 @ 7:00 PM

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

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: David Baker, Cynthia Cruz, and Page Hill Starzinger

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Other poets to be featured this season include L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, Joshua Bell, Elaine Bleakney, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, and Valzhyna Mort. On April 29th, Pacific Standard will also host the double book launch of Colin Cheney's HERE BE MONSTERS and Kimiko Hahn's TOXIC FLORA.

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.


David Baker's most recent collection of poetry is NEVER-ENDING BIRDS (W.W. Norton, 2009). The author of several volumes of poetry and criticism, including MIDWEST ECLOGUE, David Baker is the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing at Denison University and the poetry editor of The Kenyon Review. He lives in Granville, Ohio.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of RUIN, which was published in 2006 by Alice James Books. Her poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, The American Poetry Review, and others. Her second collection is forthcoming from Four Way Books. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is the Visiting Writer at the Rutgers-Newark MFA Program in Creative Writing. In the fall of 2010 she will be the Hodder Fellow in poetry.

Page Hill Starzinger's chapbook UN-SHELTER was selected by Mary Jo Bang as winner of the Noemi Contest in 2009. For 30 years she's worked in New York as Copy Director at Vogue and Estee Lauder and is currently Creative Director for Copy at Aveda. She is coauthor of A Bouquet from the Met (Abrams) and photo editor of Town & Country 150th Anniversary 1846-1996 (Abrams). Her poems have appeared recently in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Literary Imagination, Volt, and elsewhere. She lives in downtown Manhattan.

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