The New York Quarterly Monthly Reading Series: Doug Treem, host & emcee
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:
Stephanie Dickinson was raised on an Iowa farm and now lives in New York City. She studied with William Packard, and still considers him a marvel and inspiration. Her novel Half Girl and novella Lust Series are published by Spuyten Duyvil. Her work appears in Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Weber Studies, and Fjords, among others. Heat: An Interview With Jean Seberg is available from New Michigan Press. Along with Rob Cook, she edits Skidrow Penthouse and its imprint Rain Mountain Press. A new novel, Love Highway, a fictional treatment of the 2006 Jennifer Moore murder, is just out from Spuyten Duyvil. Website: www.stephaniedickinson.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.dickinson.186
Ted Jonathan Unlike many poets Ted Jonathan has never carried on as if the publication of a book of Mr. James Franco’s poetry has somehow blocked his rocketing to the top. He’s been published in many magazines and anthologies. His first collection, Spiked Libido, was published by Neukeia Press. Bones & Jokes, his most recent full-length collection of poems and short stories, has been published by NYQ Books (2009). His forthcoming collection Advice to My Unborn Son will be published by NYQ Books in 2015. He has work forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Jewish Currents, and Mas Tequila Review. He’s also the former curator of the NYQ Reading Series. If you’d like to know more about Ted, and read some of his work: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/tedjonathan. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/tedjonathan
Linda Lerner is the author of Takes Guts & Years Sometimes (NYQ Books, 2011). Her next full length collection, Yes, the Ducks Were Real, will also be published by NYQ Books early in 2015. A chapbook of poems inspired by nursery rhymes illustrated by Donna Kerness, Ding Dong the Bell Pussy in the Well, was published in February 2014 by Lummox Press. She has previously published 13 collections of poetry and twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, (http://www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received 2 grants. Her poems have recently been in New Verse News, Gutter Eloquence, The Brooklyn Voice, Danse Macabre, Two Bridges, Presa (Fall 2011 featured poet), Lummox, Home Planet News, Big Hammer, and The Mom Egg; her essay "Land Grab: Putting Down Stakes" appeared in The Brooklyn Voice, March 2013, and “Just Another Word for Plagiarism, What’s Wrong with That!" appeared in the May/June issue of Small Press Review. She can be heard reading on http://www.poetryvlog.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.lerner1 NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/lindalerner
Alexander J. Motyl was born in New York in 1953. He is a writer, painter, and professor. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008 and 2013, he is the author of 7 novels: Whiskey Priest, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, Flippancy, The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, My Orchidia, Sweet Snow, and Fall River. His poems have appeared in 34th Parallel, The Battered Suitcase, Counterexample Poetics, The Green Door, Istanbul Literary Review, The Literary Bohemian, Mayday, New York Quarterly, Orion Headless, Red River Review, and Red Savina Review. He has performed his fiction and poetry at the Cornelia Street Café and the Bowery Poetry Club. Motyl’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexander.motyl