With readings by Jeffrey McDaniel Katie Peterson Michael Peterson James Tolan Music by The Woes Hosts, Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith Jeffrey McDaniel has published five books of poetry: The Endarkenment, The Splinter Factory, The Forgiveness Parade, Alibi School and, most recently, Chapel of …
With readings by
Music by The Woes
Hosts, Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith
Jeffrey McDaniel has published five books of poetry: The Endarkenment, The Splinter Factory, The Forgiveness Parade, Alibi School and, most recently, Chapel of Inadvertent Joy. His poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and Best American Poetry 1994 and 2010. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
Katie Peterson is the author of This One Tree, published in 2006, and two new collections of poetry published this fall, Permission and The Accounts. She has new poems this year in American Poetry Review, GREY, Third Coast, and the Iron Horse Poetry Review. She was born in California and she teaches at Tufts.
Michael C. Peterson holds degrees from Stanford University and UVA, and completed his MFA in poetry at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is currently completing his PhD as the Elliston Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati. His work is most recently forthcoming in journals such as Memorious, Blackbird, The Southern Review and elsewhere. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
James Tolan is the author of Mass of the Forgotten (Autumn House Press) and the chapbooks Red Walls (Dos Madres Press) and Fresh Fruit and Gravity (Far Gone Books). He is co-editor with Holly Messitt of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society, and his poems appear in such journals as American Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Connecticut Review, Indiana Review, Linebreak, and Ploughshares as well as a number of anthologies, including the Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Originally from Chicago, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, worked for years as a poet in the schools with Teachers and Writers Collaborative, and is an associate professor at the City University of New York/BMCC. Find his website at http://www.jamestolan.com/
The Woes have mined the deepest treasures of American roots and rhythm to create a distinctive style and sound at once reminiscent and simultaneously futuristic (albeit a dark and rusty future). Since their 2009 release Heaven Knows, The Woes have performed at numerous U.S. festivals as well as toured and shared stages with the likes of Norah Jones, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Langhorne Slim, Oʼ Death, Wanda Jackson and Heavy Trash. They’ve been compared to everyone from Sam Cooke to Tom Waits and all that comes between - as well as TV on the Radio (but most suspect because Oseiʼs a black guy with glasses and a beard). They released a live record titled Pegasus in January of 2012.
Named "Coolest Multi-Genre Series" by Electric Literature, Mixer celebrated its five-year anniversary in March, 2012. This monthly reading and music series, featuring established and emerging writers and bands, is held at Cake Shop on the Lower East Side, on the third(ish) Wednesday of every month. Co-founded and curated by Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith, Mixer is a frequent New York magazine critic’s pick, and has been recommended by Maud Newton, The New York Times, Galleycat, and the L Magazine, among others.