I know, we are posting late this month. Perhaps summer is making us lazy. We are also preparing to redesign our site, which will include updates on previously supported community agencies, past readers, and even some posts from audience members who began volunteering at an Other Means supported organization. But enough about that hazy design based future.
This month we will be featuring three incredible poets, and highlighting an organization that we all are very attached to.
Amy Holman is a poet and prose writer living in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She works as a freelance literary consultant assisting writers with their professional development. Her poetry collection, WAIT FOR ME, I’M GONE, which won a chapbook prize from Dream Horse
Press, is sold out except for the two copies at BookCourt on Court Street in Cobble Hill. She has essays in the anthologies, THE SUBWAY
CHRONICLES and the forthcoming, KNITTING THROUGH IT, and poetry and fiction in Xconnect, Failbetter, The Cortland Review, Night Train, American Letters & Commentary, Archaeology Magazine, and The Manhattan Review. She is also the author of a guide to colonies, grants and graduate programs called AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS.
Kathleen Graber‘s first collection Correspondence was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the 2005 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. She will be a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University during the upcoming academic year. She has also received fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has new poems forthcoming in The Literary Review, The Georgia Review and The American Poetry Review.
Anna Moschovakis is the author of a book of poems, _I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone_, and several chapbooks. She aso translates prose and poetry, usually from the French. She is an active member of Ugly Duckling Presse, a collaboratively run publishing concern based in Brooklyn, and currently teaches at Pratt Institute.
The three writers have chosen to support Added Value, a non-profit organization promoting the sustainable development of Red Hook by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. They create opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise.
This will be the last reading until September! So make sure you get your do-gooding fix in before the heat rising off the concrete makes it too difficult to do anything besides put your underwear in the freezer and lie down on the kitchen floor.
Tuesday June 26th, 8pm. Last Exit Bar, downtown Brooklyn between Clinton and Henry.