Thursday, April 7, 2011

An Evening of Brooklyn Poets @ Greenlight Bookstore

An Evening of Brooklyn Poets

Featuring Priscilla Becker, author of Stories that Listen
Matvei Yankelevich, author of Boris By The Sea
Christian Hawkey, author of Citizen Of

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Priscilla Becker won The Paris Review Prize for her first book of poems, Internal West, and writes poetry, essays, and music reviews as well as teaching poetry at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. Her most recent collection, Stories That Listen (Four Way Books, 2010), has been praised by Thurston Moore for its “beguiling sensuality” and “distinct meditation.”

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of Boris by the Sea and several chapbooks; his translations of the Russian writer Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing. He teaches at Columbia University and Bard College and is on the editorial staff at Ugly Duckling Presse and 6x6 magazine.

Christian Hawkey is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently Citizen Of. He has received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award and awards from the Poetry Fund and the Academy of American Poets, and he teaches at Pratt Institute.