Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Cate Marvin, Noelle Kocot, and R.A. Villanueva
Thursday, February 28th @ 8:00 PM.
Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
Please join us for Chin Music, Brooklyn's new reading series at Pacific
Standard bar in Park Slope. Established and rising poets and writers
from near and far are featured during each of our seasons. Our February
28th reading will feature three great poets: Cate Marvin, Noelle Kocot,
and R.A. Villanueva. Future readers this season include Brenda
Shaughnessy, Kathleen Graber, Craig Morgan Teicher, Reif Larsen, and Meehan
Crist. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Located on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, near the Atlantic/Pacific
station, Pacific Standard is a literary bar serving up over a dozen West Coast
microbrews on tap (as well as choice selections from small and local
breweries), a fine collection of wines, and tasty cheeses and meats.
Cate Marvin's first book, World's Tallest Disaster, was chosen by
Robert Pinksy for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by
Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize.
She is co-editor with poet Michael Dumanis of the anthology Legitimate
Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2006). Her
second book of poems, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, was published
by Sarabande in August 2007. A recent Whiting Award recipient and 2007
NYFA Gregory Millard Fellow, she teaches poetry writing in Lesley
University's Low-Residency M.F.A. Program and is an associate professor in
creative writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New
Noelle Kocot is the author of three books, 4 and The Raving Fortune,
out from Four Way Books in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and Poem for the
End of Time and Other Poems (Wave, 2006). She has received awards from
The National Endowment for the Arts, The Fund for Poetry, The Academy
of American Poets and The American Poetry Review. Her next book, Sunny
Wednesday, is forthcoming from Wave in 2009.
R.A. Villanueva holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Rutgers
University. Twice awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Educator scholarship to
the Fine Arts Work Center, he is involved with literary outreach
programs as a teacher of creative writing and composition. His work has
appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Crab Orchard Review,
and RATTLE. A Kundiman fellow and a semi-finalist for the 2007
"Discovery"/The Nation Poetry Prize, he is currently a MFA candidate at New
York University, where he serves as Poetry Editor of Washington Square.