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Why There Are Words — NYC

June 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Why There Are Words – NYC: May Reading

New York, NY (June 2018) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249

Paul Beckman has two story collections, Peek and Come! Meet My Family and other stories. He has had over 300 of his stories published in the following magazines as well as others: Literary Orphans, Connecticut Review, Playboy, Matter Press, Litro, Thrice Fiction, The Airgonaught, Jellyfish Review, and R.K.V.R.Y. He runs the monthly FBomb flash fiction reading series at KGB. Visit http://paulbeckmanstories.com.

Mathieu Cailler’s poetry and prose have been widely featured in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times and The Saturday Evening Post. He is the recipient of a Short Story America Prize for Short Fiction and a Shakespeare Award for Poetry. He is the author of Clotheslines, Shhh, and Loss Angeles, which has been honored by the Hollywood, New York, London, Paris, Best Book, and International Book Awards. His latest poetry collection is May I Have This Dance? Visit http://mathieucailler.com.

Lisa Dordal is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in Best New Poets, Cave Wall, Ninth Letter, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. She teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University, and her first full-length collection of poetry is Mosaic of the Dark. Visit lisadordal.com.

Paul Genega, the author of six collections of poetry, published Sculling on the Lethe this year. His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, North American Review, Stone Canoe, Narrative Northeast and The Nation and has won awards such as the Lucille Medwick Award (New York Quarterly), Charles Angoff Award (The Literary Review) and an individual fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit www.paulgenega.com.

Toni Mergentime Levi’s poetry collections include White Food, Watching Mother Disappear and For A Dancing Bear. Her poems have appeared in anthologies and dozens of journals; she has been a resident fellow at the MacDowell Colony and numerous other artist colonies. Visit www.tonilevi.com.

Lee Sharkey is the author of Walking Backwards, Calendars of Fire, A Darker, Sweeter String, and other poetry collections. Her poetry has appeared in Consequence, Crazyhorse, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Seattle Review, and other journals, and she has received the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, the RHINO Editors’ Prize, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Visit http://www.leesharkey.net.

Why There Are Words – NYC is a branch of the award-winning national reading series founded by Peg Alford Pursell, www.pegalfordpursell.com. The series is also affiliated with the independent press, WTAW Press, www.wtawpress.org. WTAW-NYC is curated by poet and NYU Professor Michael Collins, notthatmichaelcollins.com. The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery just north of Houston. Phone: (212) 614-0505. For more information contact Michael Collins at mpcollins2@gmail.com.

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June 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York City, NY 10012 United States
(212) 614-0505

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