KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present...
Brian Teare + Jean Valentine
Monday, April 4
Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone
Reading starts at 7:30pm
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360>
Brian Teare is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. He has published three full-length books, The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, and Pleasure, as well as the chapbooks Pilgrim and Transcendental Grammar Crown. He is on the graduate faculties of the University of San Francisco and Mills College, and lives in San Francisco, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books. He maintains a web presence at www.brianteare.net <http://www.brianteare.net/> .
Read some of his work here <http://www.brianteare.net/recent-work/poems/> .
Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break the Glass, just out from Copper Canyon Press. Her previous collection, Little Boat was published by Wesleyan in 2007. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia.
Read some of her work here <http://www.jeanvalentine.com/poems1.html> .
Upcoming, Spring 2011...
April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles
April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey
April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + TK
May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi
May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind
May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau