The New York Quarterly Monthly Reading Series

Sun, 12 July 2015 // 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.


Nicelle Davis is a California poet who walks the desert with her son, J. J., in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. She is the author of 2 prior collections of poetry: Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press) and Circe (Lowbrow Press). The Walled Wife is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The New York Quarterly, PANK, SLAB Magazine, and others. She is editor at large of The Los Angeles Review and has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, and with Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center. As the recipient of the 2013 AROHO retreat 9 3/4 Fellowship, she is honored to work as a consultant for this important feminist organization. She currently teaches at Paraclete and with the Red Hen Press WITS program. Her most recent collection, In the Circus of You, is available from Rose Metal Press.Website: Facebook: Twitter: Blog: YouTube:

Daniel Y. Harris is the author (of Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell; The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), The New Arcana (with John Amen, NYQ Books, 2012), Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue (with Adam Shechter; Cervena Barva Press, 2010; picked by The Jewish Forward as one of the 5 most important Jewish poetry books of 2010), and Unio Mystica (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009). Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, Denver Quarterly, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, The New York Quarterly, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry, and Poetry Salzburg Review. He is chair of the board of directors of The New York Quarterly Foundation. Website:

John Ronan is an NEA Fellow and a former Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar, and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, Massachusetts. His book, Marrowbone Lane (Backwaters Press), was the highly recommended selection of the Boston Authors Club. For 25 years he has hosted The Writer's Block With John Ronan, an access TV show where he interviews poets and other writers. Linda Pastan has called his work, “Very good indeed: original, assured, just a touch sardonic.” He is getting more sardonic by the hour. Website:

Ayala Sella is a writer living and working in New York and Israel. Born in Haifa, she moved to the United States at age 4 and has spent the past years traveling between these 2 countries. Her first book, a self-published collection of poetry, is entitled soliloquies of a crosswalker (Wasteland Press, 2011). Since its release, her poems have appeared in the Brooklyn-based publications The 22 Magazine and Velvet Park, her book was reviewed in the influential arts blogazine HYPERALLERGIC, and she was interviewed in KGB Lit Magazine. Her poems are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly. Website: Amazon Author Page: Facebook Author Page: YouTube: KGB Lit Magazine: The 22 Magazine: HYPERALLERGIC: