This Sunday will be another great experience at the Phoenix Reading @ Bengal Curry. If you love poetry you will not want to miss it. If you love Indian food, including the best naan in NYC, you will not want to miss it. If you love both you will be in Nirvana. If the weather is bad please call Bengal Curry at 212-571-1122 to verify that the venue is open.
The following poets will be featuring:
Susan Maurer’s BY THE BLUE LIGHT OF THE MORNING GLORY was published by Linear Arts, IN2, with Mark Sonnenfeld by Marymark Press, and DREAM ADDICT by Backwood Broadsides. RAPTOR RHAPSODY was published in ’07 by Poets Wear Prada, MAERCHEN in ’08 by Maverick Duck. RAW POEMS was published by Gold Wake Press as e-book in '08. Letterpress broadsides were done by Clamshell Press and The Center for Book Arts. Her first full-length collection PERFECT DARK was published in 2009 by Ungoverable Press and is available as a free-to-read-and-download e-book at http://ungovernablepress.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/2/2/2122174/perfect_dark.pdfHer poetry has been nominated 4 times for Pushcart. Nelson Lyon, Writer for Saturday Night Live, Writer & Director of The Telephone Book, Co-Producer with Hal Willner of William S. Burroughs’ Spoken Word CD album Dead City Radio calls Maurer's work: "Gifted and surprising."
Lehman Weichselbaum poet, reporter, critic. Widely published in mainstream and alternative print media. Associate editor HOME PLANET NEWS.
Michael Graves is the author of a full-length collection of poems, ADAM AND CAINE (Black Buzzard, 2006) and two chapbooks, ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSER (Cervana Barva, 2008) and OUTSIDE ST. JUDES’s (R. E. M. Press, 1990). In 2004, he was the recipient of a grant of $4,500 from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. He is the publisher of the small magazine PHOENIX. Many years ago, he was a student of James Wright and organized a conference on James Wright at Poets House in 2004. And he became a member of P. E. N. a couple of years ago. In addition to leading a James Joyce Ulysses’ Reading Group, he has published thirteen poems in the James Joyce Quarterly and read from them and others of his poems influenced by Joyce to a gathering of the Joyce Society at the Gotham Book Mart.