Friday, April 23, 2010

Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, & Ishion Hutchinson

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson

Thursday, 6 May 2010 @ 7:00 PM

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

RSVP at Facebook.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson.

Other poets to be featured this season include L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, Joshua Bell, Elaine Bleakney. 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.


Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (2010, Norton); HOOPS (2006, Norton); and LEAVING SATURN (2002, University of Georgia Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This spring, he is the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

Valzhyna Mort made her American debut with a poetry collection FACTORY OF TEARS (Copper Canyon Press, 2008). Mort received the Lannan Literary Fellowship for 2010-2011.

Ishion Hutchinson's first book, FAR DISTRICT, will be released by Peepal Tree Press in North America in June. He was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo Journal, The LA Review, Poetry International, The Wolf Magazine, and Southern Humanities Review.

No comments:

Post a Comment