Sunday, December 13, 2009

Poetry at the Reading Series Tomorrow Night!

Don't miss the latest installment of the ever-popular Franklin Park Reading Series tomorrow night, which earned it's second mention in Time Out New York (as well as a nod in the Daily News) with a stellar lineup of poets. Congrats to organizer Penina Roth, who has built the event into a fixture of the Brooklyn literary calendar.

The complete rundown on the readers is below - see you at 8PM on Monday for drinks and poetry.

NICK FLYNN’s memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina, and has been translated into 13 languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry, Some Ether (2000) and Blind Huber (2002), for which he received fellowships from, among other organizations, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress. His poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times Book Review and have been featured on National Public Radio’s “This American Life.” His film credits include “field poet” and artistic collaborator on the film Darwin’s Nightmare, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006. He teaches at the University of Houston one semester a year. His latest memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb, will be released in January.

REBECCA KEITH's poems and essays have appeared most recently in Best New Poets, 2009, The Laurel Review, and The Millions. She has received honors from the Atlantic Monthly and BOMB magazine, was a finalist for the 2008 Laurel Review/GreenTower Press Midwest Chapbook Series Award and has twice been a poetry finalist for the Salem College Center for Women Writers International Literary Awards. She holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and is a founder and curator of Mixer reading series in New York City. She also sings and plays guitar and keyboards in the Roulettes and other projects.

D.W. LICHTENBERG, a 24-year-old San Francisco resident, is a writer, filmmaker, caffeine addict, and obsessive cleaner. His new poetry collection, The Ancient Book of Hip, is an exploration of the phenomenon of hip and has just won the 2009 Michael Rubin Book Award. He is also the recipient of the 2009 Wilner Award in the Short Story. His filmography can be found on IMDB, and he attended NYU, where he obtained a BFA in Film.

ETHAN J. HON will receive his MFA from Columbia University in 2010. His poems and prose have appeared in Boston Review, Tin House, and Cannibal. Along with Emily Wolahan, he is co-founding editor of JERRY: A Magazine. The first issue is available online at


  1. It's gonna be a blast! I go on first, don't miss me.

  2. It was, and you were great! Thanks for reading.