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Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Special "Obsessions" Night Featuring Dan Beachy-Quick, Ammon Shea,
Alex Rose, and Catherine Barnett
Thursday, October 23rd @ 7:00PM
Please join us for our next installment of Chin Music, the Pacific
Standard Poetry Reading Series. On October 23rd, we are presenting our
second cross-genre night on the theme of "Obsessions," featuring poet
& essayist Dan Beachy-Quick, non-fiction writer Ammon Shea, short
story writer & filmmaker Alex Rose, and poet Catherine Barnett. 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.
Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of A WHALER'S DICTIONARY (Milkweed
Editions, 2008), and three collections of poems: MULBERRY (Tupelo
Press, 2006), SPELL (Ahsata Press, 2004), and NORTH TRUE SOUTH BRIGHT
(Alice James Books, 2003). A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop,
Dan Beachy-Quick is an Associate Professor of Literature and Creative
Writing at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins,
Colorado, with his wife and daughter.
Ammon Shea is the author of READING THE OED: ONE MAN, ONE YEAR, 21,
730 PAGES (Perigee Books, 2008) and two previous books on obscure
words, DEPRAVED ENGLISH and INSULTING ENGLISH (written with Peter
Novobatzky). He read his first dictionary, Merriam Webster's Second
International, ten years ago, and followed it up with the sequel,
Webster's Third International.
Alex Rose's debut short story collection, THE MUSICAL ILLUSIONIST
(2007), was described by Library Journal as "a potential cult classic"
and by the Village Voice as "uncanny." He is the co-founding editor of
Hotel St. George Press in Brooklyn, and has published stories and
essays in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Fantasy Magazine,
Obit-Mag, The Reading Room, North American Review, The Providence
Journal, The Forward, DIAGRAM and others. He has also directed a
number of short films, videos and animations which have appeared on
HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, ShowTime and the BBC.
Catherine Barnett is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, a
2004 Whiting Writers' Award, the 2004 Glasgow Prize for Emerging
Writers, and a Pushcart Prize. Her first collection of poems, INTO
PERFECT SPHERES SUCH HOLES ARE PIERCED, was published in 2004 by
Alice James Books. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The
Washington Post, Barrow Street, Shenandoah, The Massachusetts Review,
and The Iowa Review. Barnett teaches at the New School and NYU, where
she was honored with an Outstanding Service Award.