Thursday, March 6, 2008

Poetry reading a week from today!

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Monica Ferrell, Cathy Park Hong, and Brian Carey Chung

Thursday, March 13th @ 8:00PM

Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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
March 13th reading will feature three great writers: Monica Ferrell,
Cathy Park Hong, and Brian Carey Chung. Future readers this season
include Brenda Shaughnessy, Kathleen Graber, Craig Morgan Teicher,
Reif Larsen, Meehan Crist, Richard Levine, and Evan Eisman. 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.

Featured Writers:

Monica Ferrell's poems have appeared in The New York Review of Books,
Fence, Paris Review, Tin House, and other magazines. A former
"Discovery"/The Nation winner and Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford
University, she is the author of a novel, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS YES ,
forthcoming from Random House in May 2008; her first poetry
collection, BEASTS FOR THE CHASE, was selected by Jane Hirschfield to
win the 2007 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, and will be published
by Sarabande Books in October. She lives in Brooklyn.

Cathy Park Hong's first book, TRANSLATING MO'UM, was published in 2002
by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION,
was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007
by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Village Voice
Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in
American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Verse, Chain,
Jubilat, and other journals, and she has reported for the Village
Voice, The Guardian, and Salon. She now lives in Brooklyn and teaches
at Sarah Lawrence College.

Brian Carey Chung, a choreographer and poet, is currently an MFA
student and adjunct professor in creative writing at New York
University. He is a member of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and
has been published in Open City, Spoon River Poetry Review, Fourteen
Hills, Modern Words, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian where he was a
winner of its 13th annual competition. He performed as principle
dancer and soloist in the companies of internationally acclaimed
choreographers Karole Armitage, Alonzo King, and Dwight Rhoden. He has
taught master classes and guest lectured on dance at New York
University, University of Arizona, Stanford University, and University
of Hawaii. As a choreographer, Brian has created ballets for the Santa
Barbara Ballet, Cedar Lake Ensemble II, and Luna Negra Dance Theatre.
This summer, Brian will be the assistant choreographer to Karole
Armitage in the Public Theatre's production of HAIR.


Pacific Standard is located at 82 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope,
Brooklyn, between St. Marks and Bergen Streets. It's a short walk from
a dizzying array of subway and commuter rail lines at the
Atlantic/Pacific station, namely, the 2, 3, 4, 5, D, N, Q, and R, as
well as the Long Island Railroad. New York subway map. After you exit
the Atlantic/Pacific station, just walk four blocks south on Fourth
Avenue to get to our bar. We're not too much longer a walk from the F
and G stop at Bergen Street, and are also close to the B61, B63, and
B65 bus lines.

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