Saturday, May 10, 2008

Chin Music End-of-Season Blowout on May 22nd.

Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Eamon Grennan, Patrick Phillips, and Ciaran Berry
Thursday, May 22nd @ 8:00PM

Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Please join us at Pacific Standard for our last installment of Chin
Music's Winter/Spring 2008 season. Our May 22nd reading will feature
three fine poets Eamon Grennan, Patrick Phillips, and Ciaran Berry.
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:

Eamon Grennan's new volume of poetry, MATTER OF FACT, will be released
in May by Greywolf Press. He is the author of seven other volumes of
and STILL LIFE WITH WATERFALL, which was awarded the 2003 Lenore
Marshall Poetry Prize. His collection of translations, LEOPARDI:
SELECTED POEMS, won the 1997 PEN Translation Award for Poetry. Grennan
has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for
the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and he has taught at numerous
universities, including New York University, Columbia University, and
Villanova University. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he has
been a longtime member of the English Department at Vassar College,
and divides his time between there and the west of Ireland.

Patrick Phillips' second book, BOY, was published by the University of
Georgia Press in March 2008. His first collection, CHATTAHOOCHEE, was
chosen by Robert Pinsky, Alice Quinn, and Robert Wrigley for the 2005
Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received support from Yaddo,
MacDowell, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and was a Fulbright
Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. He teaches at Drew University,
and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ciaran Berry's first collection of poems, THE SPHERE OF BIRDS, was
released this spring in North America by Southern Illinois State
University Press (as the winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Open Competition) and in Ireland by Gallery Press. Berry teaches in
the Expository Writing Program at New York University, where he
received his Master of Fine Arts degree and was awarded a New York
Times fellowship. His work has appeared in AGNI, The Threepenny
Review, Green Mountains Review, Missouri Review, and Notre Dame
Review. A recent recipient of a Pushcart Prize, his work will appear
in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2008. He is from the northwest of Ireland.

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