Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Marina Temkina, M.A. Vizsolyi, and Ben Fama. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.
Marina Temkina was born in Leningrad in 1948 and emigrated to New York City in 1978. She has published four books of poetry in Russian: Chasti chast’ (A Part of A Part), V obratnom napravlenii (In Reverse), Kalancha (Watchtower), and Canto Immigranto. In collaboration with Michel Gerard, she has published two artist's books in France: Observatoire Geomnesique and MoMA Duomo: Twelve Objects from Melencholia and the Broken Obelisk. Marina is also the artist/author behind several multimedia poetry installations. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Charles H. Revson Fellowship on the Future of New York at Columbia University. Her work has been included in several international anthologies and poetry magazines. She writes on gender, Russian-Jewish identity and immigration with a sense of history lived through and expressed as an intimate experience.
M.A. Vizsolyi grew up in Pennsylvania. His first book of poems, The Lamp with Wings, was selected by Ilya Kaminsky for the National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming in the fall of 2011. His poems have appeared in many journals including Poetry International, 6x6, Slice Magazine, and BOMB. He teaches ice hockey and ice skating lessons in Central Park, and lives in Brooklyn.
Ben Fama is the author of the chapbook Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse) and co-author of the chapbook Girl Boy Girl Boy (The Corresponding Society). He is the founding editor of Supermachine Poetry Journal. His work has been featured in GlitterPony, Notnostrums, Poor Claudia, and on the Best American Poetry Blog, among others.