The New York Quarterly Monthly Reading Series

Sun, 11 October 2015 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Admission is FREE

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:

Jenna Le Jenna Le is the author of SIX RIVERS (NYQ Books, 2011), which was a Small Press Poetry Bestseller. Her poetry, fiction, essays, book criticism, and translations have appeared in AGNI Online, Bellevue Literary Review, The Huffington Post, Massachusetts Review, Measure, Pleaides, and The Village Voice. She has won the Minnetonka Review Editor’s Prize and the Pharos Poetry Competition and been a William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition finalist.

Raymond Hammond Raymond Hammond is the editor-in-chief of the New York Quarterly Foundation. He is the author of Poetic Amusement (Athanata Arts, 2010) and works as an adjunct instructor at Keystone College. NYQ Poets Page:

Diane Lockward
Diane Lockward is the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Wind Publications, 2013) and 3 poetry books, most recently Temptation by Water. Her previous books are What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress. A new collection, The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement, is forthcoming from Wind Publications. Her poems have been included in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Gwarlingo, and The Writer’s Almanac. She is the Poet Laureate of West Caldwell, New Jersey, where she runs 2 annual events: Girl Talk: A Poetry Reading in Celebration of Women’s History Month and the West Caldwell Poetry Festival. Website: Blog:

Douglas Treem
Douglas Treem met poetry as a child in the works of Tennyson, Poe, and the Bible, and it has remained chief among his passions. His work has appeared in The New York Quarterly and his book Everything So Seriously was published by NYQ Books (2010). He has also performed in 8 of William Packard’s plays, including the final unfinished play that Packard was working on at the moment of his death. He lives and works in New York City and is the host of the NYQ reading series at the Bowery Poetry Club. Website: Facebook: Amazon Author Page: