Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Poetry on May 8.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Jeffrey McDaniel, Meghan O'Rourke, and Carey McHugh
Thursday, May 8th @ 8:00PM

Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY


Please join us for our next installment of Chin Music, Brooklyn's new
poetry 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 May 8th reading will feature
three fine poets: Jeffrey McDaniel, Meghan O'Rourke and Carey McHugh.
Our last reading of the season, on May 22nd, will feature Eamon
Grennan, Patrick Phillips, and Ciaran Berry. Series curated by Colin

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 Poets:

Jeffrey McDaniel's fourth book, THE ENDARKENMENT, is forthcoming this
month from the University of Pittsburgh Press. A recipient of an NEA
fellowship, his poems have appeared in Best American Poetry and
Ploughshares and are forthcoming from American Poetry Review. He
teaches at Sarah Lawrence and is the author of three previous books:

Meghan O'Rourke's first book, HALFLIFE, was published by W.W. Norton in
2007. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic,
Poetry, and other venues. A widely published critic, she contributes
frequently to the New York Times Book Review and Slate, where she is
also culture editor. She is a poetry editor at The Paris Review and
was the recipient of the 2005 Union League Civic and Arts Foundation
Award for poetry.

PRESERVATION OF BIRDS &c., was selected by Rae Armantrout for the
Poetry Society of America's New York Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems
have appeared in Smartish Pace, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and
elsewhere. She currently lives in Manhattan and teaches writing in the


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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