Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poetry reading a week from Thursday.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Evan Eisman, Richard Levine, and Mark Nickels

Thursday, April 10th @ 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 April 10th reading will feature three great Brooklyn poets: Evan Eisman, Richard Levine, and Mark Nickels. Future readers this season include Brenda Shaughnessy, Craig Morgan Teicher, Ciaran Berry, and Jeffrey McDaniel. 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 Poets:

Evan Eisman's poems have appeared in Rattapallax and Big City Lit. He was selected as a semi-finalist in the Discovery/The Nation contest and was a finalist in the first Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie Hall. He holds a BFA in painting. Evan lives and works as a craftsman in Brooklyn.

Richard Levine is a Brooklyn-based poet. His two chapbooks are A LANGUAGE FULL OF WARS AND SONGS and SNAPSHOTS FROM A BATTLE. His book, WHAT LIGHT WILL BRING, was a finalist for the Ohio State Press/The Journal Poetry Book Award. He's also been a finalist for the North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize. He teaches Junior High School and wonders if you can list finalist as a profession on a tax return.

Mark Nickels lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. His book CICADA was published by Rattapallax Press in 2000. He has won the Milton Dorfman Prize(1996), the Ann Stafford Prize from USC (2002)and been a finalist and semi-finalist at Lyric Recovery Festival (Carnegie Hall). He is a 2006 New York State Arts Foundation Fellow in fiction.

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