Thursday, May 13, 2010

L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, and Mara Jebsen

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, and Mara Jebsen

Thursday, 20 May 2010 @ 7:00 PM

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

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Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, and Mara Jebsen. 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.


L. S. Asekoff's most recent collection of poetry is THE GATE OF HORN, published by Triquarterly Books in 2010. Former director of the Brooklyn College MFA Program in Poetry, he has published two previous poetry collections: DREAM OF A WORK (Orchises Press, 1994) and NORTH STAR (Orchises Press, 1997). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, and other magazines.

Aaron Baker is the author of MISSION WORK, the winner of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for poetry, selected by Stanley Plumly, and the 2009 Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for emerging writers. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches at Lynchburg College.

Mara Michael Jebsen is a poet and performer from Philadelphia and Lome, Togo. The daughter of an American storyteller/folklorist and step-daughter of a Togolese professor of African folklore and French literature, Mara came of age as part of a bi-cultural family in Togo during a period of political unrest. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she teaches essay writing. Mara has read, performed and sung her poems all around the country and internationally. She's been published in jubilat and Hanging Loose and is a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow.

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