Chin Music: The Poetry Reading Series @ Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Philip Levine, Steve Gehrke, and Jason Koo
Please join us for our next evening of Chin Music. On October 22nd, we are thrilled to feature three excellent poets: Philip Levine, Steve Gehrke, and Jason Koo. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Monica de la Torre, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ian Douglas, Aaron Fagan, Aracelis Girmay, Stuart Greenhouse, Roddy Lumsden, Jynne Dilling Martin, and Akilah Oliver.
Philip Levine's new collection of poetry is NEWS OF THE WORLD,
published this autumn by Knopf. He is the author of sixteen
collections of poems and two books of essays. He has received many
awards for his poetry, including the National Book Award in 1980 for
ASHES and again in 1991 for WHAT WORK IS, and the Pulitzer Prize in
1995 for THE SIMPLE TRUTH. Mr. Levine divides his time between
Brooklyn, New York, and Fresno, California.
Steve Gehrke has published three books of poems, most recently
MICHELANGELO'S SEIZURE, which was selected for the National Poetry
Series. His poetry has earned him a grant from the National Endowment
for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize and has been published in numerous
journals. He holds degrees from Minnesota State University, University
of Texas at Austin, and the University of Missouri. He has previously
taught creative writing and literature courses at the University of
Missouri and Seton Hall University. He is currently Assistant
Professor in the English Department at Gettysburg College.
Jason Koo is the author of MAN ON EXTREMELY SMALL ISLAND, winner of
the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the
National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has
published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The
Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He earned
his B.A. in English from Yale, his M.F.A. in creative writing from the
University of Houston and his Ph.D. in English and creative writing
from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently lives in New
York, where he teaches at NYU and Lehman College and serves as Poetry
Editor of Low Rent.