Kundiman & Verlaine Reading with J. Mae Barizo, Tina Chang, & Emily Yoon
Sunday, March 23rd, 2013, 4pm
Happy spring, everyone! Join us for an evening of poetry & libation at the Lower East Side's Verlaine. Come early for open bar! Stay after for Verlaine's delicious happy hour specials.
Open bar 4pm-5pm
Open mic 4:30-5pm
Feature reading begins 5pm
$5 suggested donation
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J. Mae Barizo, poet and cultural critic, was a Kundiman Prize and Kinereth Gensler award finalist for Alice James Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, Paris Review Online, Nylon Magazine, Denver Quarterly and many more. She attended Bennington College, where she was awarded the Jane Kenyon Award for poetry. She is a 2014 Poet's House fellow, and her first book, The Cumulus Effect will be published by Four Way Books. A champion of cross-genre works and performatic poetics, J. Mae has collaborated with musicians from the The National, Bon Iver, and the American String Quartet. She lives in New York City.
Emily Yoon is a first-year MFA in Poetry student at New York University. She admires the subtlety in expression and unique intimacy with nature in traditional Korean poetry, and aims to capture such qualities in her own work. Previous honors she has received for poetry include International Merit Award from the Atlanta Review, Poem of Distinction in the Writecorner Press Poetry Awards, 1st Place in the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Contest, and publication on the APIARY magazine online.
Tina Chang is the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. She is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses and Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books) and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008) along with Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar. Her poems have appeared in American Poet, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, The New York Times among others. She currently teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and is an international faculty member at the City University at Hong Kong.
110 Rivington St.
(Ludlow & Essex Sts.)
New York, NY 10012
F train to Delancey
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.