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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:
Nicole Andonov Nicole Andonov is the author of For the Star that May Have Died (NYQ Books, 2012), Portraits Exposed (Westonian Press), and Accent (The New School Chapbook Series). Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies including Barrow Street, 6 x 6, Poetry in Performance, We Remember 9/11, and the Cento: a collection of collage poems. She lives and writes in Brooklyn. NYQ Books Author Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/nicoleandonov
Joan Larkin Joan Larkin's fifth book of poems, Blue Hanuman, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2014. Her previous work includes My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose, 2007), recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and Legs Tipped With Small Claws, an Argos Books hand-sewn chapbook (2012), among others. Her honors include the Shelley Memorial Award and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. A teacher for several decades, she most recently served as Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/joanlarkin
Tim Suermondt Tim Suermondt is the author of 2 full-length collections of poems: Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and Just Beautiful (NYQ Books, 2010.) His third collection, Election Night and the Five Satins, will be published early in 2016 by Glass Lyre Press. He has poems published and forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Blackbird, december magazine, Georgia Review, North Dakota Quarterly, PANK, Ploughshares, Plume Poetry Journal, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Stand Magazine (UK), among others. He is a poetry evaluator for Bellevue Literary Review and a book reviewer for Cervena Barva Press. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong. NYQ Books Author Page: www.books.nyq.org/title/justbeautiful Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.suermondt
Barry Wallenstein Barry Wallenstein is the author of 8 collections of poetry, most recently Tony’s Blues, a bilingual French/English e-book (Matthieu Baumier & Gwen Garnier-Duguy, publishers; Extension du domaine de la poésie, Recours au Poéme, 2014) and Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (NYQ Books, 2012). A new book of poetry, At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems, will be published in early 2016 by Ridgeway Press. His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including American Poetry Review, Centennial Review, The Nation, and Ploughshares. His analytical text, Visions & Revisions: The Poets’ Practice (T. Y. Crowell, 1971), was reissued in a new and expanded edition by Broadview Press (2002). His awards include the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poetry Prize (1985) and several Pushcart Poetry Prize Nominations, as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), and Casa Zia Lina (Elba, Italy). Between June 2002 and June 2008, he was part of the poetry faculty at the Bear River Writers’ Conference in Upper Michigan. He has made 7 recordings of his poetry with jazz, the most recent being Lucky These Days (Cadence Jazz Records, 2013). A previous CD, Euphoria Ripens, was listed among the “Best New Releases” in All About Jazz (December 2008). What Was, Was, a new recording (with music other than jazz) was released in Switzerland in September 2015. He is emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at the City University of New York and an editor of the journal, American Book Review. In his capacity as professor of English at City College he founded and directed the Poetry Outreach Center, and for 35 years coordinated the all-inclusive citywide Annual Spring Poetry Festival. He remains an active advisor and participant in this program. Website: www.barrywallenstein.com