|PHOENIX READING SERIES |
Sundays at 4PM
245 Bleecker Street
(west of Carmine)
New York, NY 10014
[Credit: Penny Jennings]
|Ice Gayle Johnson|
A founder and shaper of Uphook Press, Johnson co-edited and contributed to its debut collection, “A Cautionary Tale: Peer into the Lives of Seven New York Performing Poets,” in 2008. Three other anthologies have followed: “you say. say.” (2009), “Hell Strung and Crooked” (2010), and “gape-seed” (2011). Her debut collection of poems,“The Key: Lady Grizzly & Sir Charles Otter,” a very personal account of love and loss, both familial and romantic, was recently released by Poets Wear Prada.
By Subway: Take the 1 train to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square; alternatively the A, B, C, D, E, or F train to West 4th Street and exit at the West 3rd Street exit.
From New Jersey: Take NJ PATH to Christoper Street.
The first Phoenix reading took place in 1995 at La Poeme, a venue on Prince and Elizabeth Streets, and in the years since the series has grown and evolved into the friendly forum it is today. Each week, Phoenix features a set of talented and recognized poets (usually two or three) who read for 20 minutes each. Following the spotlight readings, there is an open mic, and any and all audience members are welcome to share 3-5 minutes of their own material. Phoenix also publishes a print review.
For more information about the series and the print review, please contact Host Michael Graves by email to email@example.com
Michael Graves is the author of two full-length collections of poems, "Adam and Cain" (Black Buzzard, 2006) and "In Fragility" (Black Buzzard, 2011) and two chapbooks, "Illegal Border Crosser" (Cervana Barva, 2008) and "Outside St. Jude’s" (R. E. M. Press, 1990). In 2004, he was the recipient of a grant 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 Finnegans Wake 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.
Our apologies: Pat Casey's bio was not available in time for this release.