The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Joshua Bell, Maya Pindyck, and Elaine Bleakney
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Please join us for our season finale of Chin Music featuring three fine poets: Joshua Bell, Maya Pindyck, and Elaine Bleakney. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Joshua Bell’s first book is NO PLANETS STRIKE, Zoo Press/University of Nebraska Press, 2005. He received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and Paul Engle Postgraduate Fellow. He was the Diane Middlebrook Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Creative Writing Institute, 2003-04, and in the Summer of 2006 was a Walter Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writer's Conference. His poems have appeared in such magazines as 9th Letter, Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, Verse, and Volt. His poems have been reprinted in such recent anthologies as Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande) and Imaginary Poets: 22 Master Poets Create 22 Master Poets (Tupelo Press).
Maya Pindyck is the author of FRIEND AMONG STONES (New Rivers Press, 2009), which received the Many Voices Project Award. Her chapbook, LOCKET, MASTER, was selected by Paul Muldoon for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship in 2006. Her poems have also appeared in Poets & Artists,Tusculum Review, Sycamore Review, Mississippi Review, Bellingham Review, and elsewhere. A former New York City Teaching Fellow, Maya teaches high school English at Frederick Douglass Academy VII.
Elaine Bleakney's poems have been published in Action Yes, American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Spinning Jenny, Verse Daily, and other journals. She is the recipient of the Gerard Creative Writing Endowment Award from the University of California, Irvine and a Schaeffer Fellowship from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Elaine is the art editor for At Length, an online magazine "open to possibilities shorter forms preclude."