Friday, May 6, 2011

Meena Alexander, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, & Nicole Sealey

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Meena Alexander, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, & Nicole Sealey

Thursday, 19 May 2011 @ 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: Meena Alexander, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, & Nicole Sealey. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

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.


Meena Alexander is considered one of the foremost Indian poets of her generation. She has published six volumes of poetry including Illiterate Heart, which won the PEN Open Book Award, Raw Silk and Quickly Changing River. She is the editor of Indian Love Poems. Her memoir Fault Lines was picked as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the year. Poetics of Dislocation appeared in the Poets on Poetry Series, University of Michigan Press. Her prose includes two novels, Nampally Road and Manhattan Music. Her awards include those from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Arts Council of England. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York, teaching in the MFA program at Hunter College and the Ph.D. program at the Graduate Center.

Adrianne Kalfopoulou is the author of two collections of poetry, Wild Greens (2002), a Red Hen first book award finalist, and Passion Maps (2009). She has had chapbooks and essays published in a variety of venues including Hotel Amerika, WLT (World Literature Today), Prairie Schooner, and Room magazine where she won the 2009 creative non-fiction prize for "April the Cruelest". She is on the faculty of Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece, and is on the adjunct faculty in the Creative Writing Program at NYU. She is currently involved in research that connects Sylvia Plath's poetry to Ralph Waldo Emerson's philosophy.

Nicole Sealey, born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Central Florida, is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and Hedgebrook alumna. A finalist for the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming to Callaloo, Harvard Review, The Los Angeles Review and Third Coast, among others.

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