29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014
Cat Richardson, Chelsea Whitton, hosts Christopher Soto, NYU; Austin Givens, CCNY; Carla Carlson, Sarah Lawrence College; J. B. Fredkin, The New School On the fourth Tuesday of every month, hosts Chelsea Whitton and Cat Richardson present a selection of emerging poets from New York's MFA programs.…
Cat Richardson, Chelsea Whitton, hosts
Christopher Soto, NYU; Austin Givens, CCNY; Carla Carlson, Sarah Lawrence College; J. B. Fredkin, The New School
On the fourth Tuesday of every month, hosts Chelsea Whitton and Cat Richardson present a selection of emerging poets from New York's MFA programs. Continuing the excellent tradition of the Graduate Poets Series, this monthly selection of readers is designed to showcase fresh voices in contemporary poetry, to stimulate a dialogue between MFA programs, and to offer alumni and area poets the opportunity to mingle and riff off of one another. For years, Cornelia Street Cafe has been a New York hub for literature and the arts. Join us this season for cocktails, camaraderie, and as always, great poetry!
Christopher Soto is a queer latino poet from Southern California who published his first chapbook, How to Eat Glass, with Still Life Press in December 2012. He is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.
Austin Givens is an MFA student at CCNY, and has read for Earshot, Bushwick Sweethearts, and Keep This Bag Away From Children, where he now works as an online editor. His sound poetry project, "I'm Trying to Save the Universe" was recently published by BlazeVox, and is currently being re-recorded for re-release in the near future. He tries his best to preserve the oral tradition of poetry, and places great value in delivering his work out loud for an audience. He also has a Tumblr: austingivens.tumblr.com
Carla Carlson is a poet/writer living in Pelham Manor, New York. She is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. She has had poems published in The Westchester Review, The Mom Egg, and Chronogram Magazine.
J. B. Fredkin received his BA in English from Santa Clara University and is currently an MFA candidate studying poetry at The New School. He is an ex-Olympic style weightlifter and past editor of The Santa Clara Review.
$8.00 includes a drink