Friday, June 12, 2009

Final Chin Music of the season Thursday.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Sarah Manguso, Dan Albergotti, and Blue Chevigny

Please join us for the season finale of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. Next Thursday, June 18th, we are excited to feature three wonderful poets: Sarah Manguso, Dan Albergotti, and Blue Chevigny. Writers on-deck for the autumn season include Roddy Lumsden, John Casteen, Paige Starzinger, Major Jackson, and David Baker.


Sarah Manguso is the author of the memoir THE TWO KINDS OF DECAY, recently released in paperback by FSG. It was named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and a Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her other books include the story collection HARD TO ADMIT AND HARDER TO ESCAPE (2007), included in McSweeney's 145 Stories in a Small Box, and the poetry collections SISTE VIATOR (2006) and THE CAPTAIN LANDS IN PARADISE (2002), which was named a Favorite Book of the Year by the Village Voice. In 2008 she received the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born and raised near Boston, she lives in Brooklyn.

Dan Albergotti’s collection of poems, THE BOATLOADS, was selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions and published in April 2008. His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. His chapbook, CHARON’S MANIFEST, won the 2005 Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook Competition. Former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he currently edits the online journal Waccamaw ( and teaches creative writing and literature courses at Coastal Carolina University.

Blue Chevigny is a native New Yorker who writes a lot of her poems on long subway commutes. Her work has appeared in Hanging Loose and Salamander Jacket. She is also a social worker and radio producer for public radio. She and her sister have a podcast about movies:

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