New York Quarterly - December

Sun, 14 December 2014 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

As eclectic as the city itself, The New York Quarterly Reading Series presents a variety of poetic voices from all walks of life—regardless of genre and school of thought—and geographically from across the country. Diverse and unique, the one thing these voices all have in common is that they have appeared in the pages of the New York Quarterly poetry magazine, so coming to a reading is just as exciting, unexpected, and open as turning a page in the magazine. This month’s reading will feature:

Malachi Black Website: Malachi Black is the author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) and two limited-edition chapbooks: Quarantine (Argos Books, 2012) and Echolocation (Float Press, 2010). His poems appear or are forthcoming in AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Narrative, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review, among other journals, and in several recent and forthcoming anthologies, including in Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (Yale U.P., 2013), Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review (Iowa Review, 2012), and The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing [U.K.], 2014). The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Black has since received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emory University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. Black was the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, and his work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. He is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego and lives in California.

Iris Lee Website: Facebook: Iris Lee's poetry book, Urban Bird Life, was published by NYQ Books in 2010. She's a native Brooklynite. She co-leads a writing workshop for theater professionals at the Actors Fund and studies at the Writers Studio in the Village."

Timothy Liu Website: Twitter: arabadjisliu Timothy Liu's most recent book of poems is Don't Go Back to Sleep, just out from Saturnalia Books. Widely published, his poems have appeared in Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. He lives in Manhattan with his husband.Read more at

Stephanie Rauschenbusch Website: Stephanie Rauschenbusch is a painter who lives in Brooklyn.