Friends, newcomers and poetry enthusiasts,
The fall installment of the Poet's Country reading series is set to drift into the outstretched palm of your mind this October like a fragile leaf freshly fallen from the furrowed bough of a maple tree. Featuring Hillary Ferguson, Caits, Constantine Jones, Mat Huey and many more to be announced, we are at home once again in the Bowery Poetry Club from 6pm 'till 8.
The Poet's Country journal Kickstarter will be live on the evening of the reading, and we will be enthusiastically accepting donations from anyone wishing to secure an order for an advance copy of our first issue, due for release January 2017, featuring TR Hummer, Jeannie Vanasco and Noam Chomsky.
$8 Online, $10 at the door
Hillary Ferguson is a New York City-based poet and writer. She is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at The New School and a co-founder of the journal Politics and Poems.
Constantine Jones is a thingmaker from Tennessee. He is an MFA student at City College, currently at work on a haunted house novel and a collection of poetry. He is the graduate poetry editor of the CCNY journal, Promethean, and the managing editor of Fiction magazine. He lives at the corner of stories and noise.
Caits Meissner is the author of the hybrid poetry book Let It Die Hungry (The Operating System, 2016), and The Letter All Your Friends Have Written You, co-written with poet Tishon Woolcock (Well&Often, 2012). Her work has won awards and is published or forthcoming in many journals and anthologies including The Literary Review, Narrative, The Offing, Adroit and Drunken Boat.
Mathews Huey was raised in Hilliard, Ohio and is currently working towards his MFA at Columbia Univeristy. He is the winner of the Academy of American Poets Bennet Prize, 2016.
Michael Goldstein is the author of two Japan-focused books titled Omagatoki: When Yokai Emerge, and Yokai Character Collection. His other works have also appeared in The Inquisitive Eater and Baristanet. He is a New School MFA graduate in Creative Writing, and he currently works as an article writer and manuscript proofreader for several major publishers.