Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring D. Nurkse, Nathaniel Bellows, and Marcus Jackson
Thursday, October 9th @ 7:00PM
Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
(between St. Marks and Bergen Streets)
Please join us for our next installment of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On October 9th, we are thrilled to present three fine poets: D. Nurkse, Nathaniel Bellows, and Marcus Jackson. Other writers slated to appear this season include Yusef Komunyakaa, Matthea Harvey, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthew Dickman, Gregory Pardlo, Idra Novey, Ammon Shea, Mytili Jagannathan, and Quraysh Ali Lansana. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Please note our earlier reading time of 7:00PM.
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.
D. Nurkse is the author of THE BORDER KINGDOM (Knopf 2008) and eight previous books of poetry. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Tanne Foundation award, and two awards from Poetry magazine. He has also written widely on human rights. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.
Nathaniel Bellows is the author of a collection of poems, WHY SPEAK? (W.W.Norton 2007/2008), and a novel, ON THIS DAY (HarperCollins 2003/2004; Harmon Blunt Publishers 2006). His poems have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and many other journals. His fiction has has appeared in The Paris Review, Post Road, Redivider, and THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2005, edited by Michael Chabon.
Marcus Jackson’s poetry has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Blood Lotus, Cave Canem Anthology 2007, Evansville Review, Heliotrope, The New Delta Review and Toledo Review. He received his BA from the University of Toledo and his MFA from New York University. He lives in New York City, where he has worked as a mover, a mailroom clerk and an adjunct lecturer. He is finishing his first collection of poems, entitled NEIGHBORHOOD REGISTER.