Funny poet/suicide researcher meets veteran Los Angeles spoken word artist. Hosted by Taylor Mali. This will be our last pairing before 2018.
"Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists.
Jennifer Michael Hecht is a poet and an intellectual historian. Her poetry appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, and the Kenyon Review. Her first book, The Next Ancient World, won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book award. Publisher’s Weekly called her second poetry book, Funny, “One of the most original and entertaining books of the year.” Her most recent is Who Said, with Copper Canyon. She holds a PhD in the History from Columbia University and writes books on history and philosophy, including Doubt: A History (HarperOne, 2003), and Stay, an argument against suicide (Yale, 2013). She is working on a new book about poetry, The Wonder Paradox, for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His most recent collection is 'Dementia, My Darling' (Red Hen Press 2016). Brendan Constantineis a nationally recognized poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many of the nation’s poetry standards, including Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, Virginia Quarterly, Rattle, Field, and Chautauqua. New work can be found in Public Pool and the American Journal of Poetry. His most recent collection is ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016 Ren Hen Press) and draws upon his work with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR's All Things Considered, KPFK's Inspiration House, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently teaches creative writing at the Windward School.
Doors open at 5:45 pm $10 online / $15 at the door Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jennifer-michael-hecht-brendan-constantine-tickets-35324567733