Friday, April 3, 2009

Next Chin Music Reading Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring James Hoch, Donna Masini, and Robert Ostrom

Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific
Standard Poetry Reading Series. On April 9th, we are featuring three
excellent poets: James Hoch, Donna Masini, and Robert Ostrom. Other
writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Glyn Maxwell,
Sarah Gambito, Major Jackson, Rebecca Keith, Jee Leong Koh, Page
Starzinger, Oni Buchanan, and David Baker. Series curated by Colin

Please note our earlier reading time of 7:00PM.


James Hoch’s most recent collection of poems, MISCREANTS, was
published by W.W. Norton and Co. His poems have appeared in Slate,
Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades,
Black Warrior, Gettysburg, Five Fingers, and other magazines. His
first book, A PARADE OF HANDS, won the Gerald Cable Book Award, and he
was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Hoch
teaches at Ramapo College and splits his time between New Jersey and
Seattle, Washington.

Donna Masini is the author of two collections of poems—TURNING TO
FICTION ( W.W. Norton and Co. 2004), and THAT KIND OF DANGER (Beacon
Press, 1994), which was selected by Mona Van Duyn to win the Barnard
Women Poet's Prize—and a novel, ABOUT YVONNE, (WW Norton and Co.
1998). Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including
American Poetry Review, Open City, TriQuarterly, the Paris Review, KGB
BAR Book of Poems, Parnassus, Boulevard, and Lyric. She is an
Associate Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in
the MFA Creative Writing program. She lives in New York City and is
currently at work on a novel.

Rob Ostrom’s chapbook, TO SHOW THE LIVING, was published by the New
York Center for Book Arts. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming
in 42Opus, Glitterpony, Drunken Boat, The Helen Burns Poetry
Anthology, and elsewhere. He is from Jamestown, NY and lives in

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