On Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8pm, I am delighted to host the eighth annual evening of young poets at the National Arts Club. This year's event brings together four poets who, in different ways, engage the visual arts in their work: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Dan Magers, Farrah Field, and Jared White. The reading is free and open to the public and takes place in one of New York's coolest clubs. I hope you will join us for this special evening.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a poet and visual artist, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn. Her forthcoming collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow, will be published by Four Way Books in 2015.
Dan Magers’s first book of poems, Partyknife, is published by Birds, LLC. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal, and founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.
Farrah Field is the author of the 2009 book Rising and Wolf and Pilot, out in 2012, both from Four Way Books. Two of her poems were selected by Kevin Young for the Best American Poetry 2011.
Jared White published two chapbooks in 2013, This Is What It Is Like To Be Loved by Me from Bloof Books and My Former Politics from H-NGM-N Books; both are permanently available to read online. Together, Farrah and Jared run the small-press poetry bookstore Berl's Poetry Shop.
Thank you Alice Palmisano of the literary committee of the National Arts Club for supporting poetry and particularly this event for eight years running.