Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Matthea Harvey, Amber West and Rachel Rothbart
Thursday, November 6th @ 7:00PM
Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
(between St. Marks and Bergen Streets)
Please join us for our next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On November 6th, we are happy to present three fine poets: Matthea Harvey, Amber West, and Rachel Rothbart. Other writers slated to appear this season include Yusef Komunyakaa, Matthea Harvey, Matthew Dickman, Gregory Pardlo, Idra Novey, 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.
Matthea Harvey is the author of MODERN LIFE (Graywolf 2007), SAD LITTLE BREATHING MACHINE (Graywolf, 2004), and PITY THE BATHTUB ITS FORCED EMBRACE OF THE HUMAN FORM (Alice James Books, 2000). Her first children’s book, THE LITTLE GENERAL AND THE GIANT SNOWFLAKE, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, is forthcoming from Tin House Books. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilat. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.
Amber West is a poet, playwright and teaching artist from California. Her poems have been published in Red Wheelbarrow, Yerm Ahm, and Chinquapin, and two of her plays have been performed by San Francisco theater companies. She recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing at NYU. Currently, she is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow at the University of Connecticut, and a literacy tutor at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Rachel Rothbart grew up on Eastern Long Island and is now a resident of New York City. She makes her living as a writer and editor, is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, and spends a fair amount of time wondering about whalesong, women who intrinsically know which way is north, and the lure of fine, wingtipped shoes. She has work forthcoming in Conduit and on FailBetter.com.