Events | April 27, 2016

The CBA's Spring 2016 Broadside Reading Series

When: May 6, May 20, and June 10,  2016, 6:30pm

Where: 28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor, NY, NY

Subway: N/R to 28th St, or F to 23rd St

Admission: Free; Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members

The Center for Book Arts presents its Spring 2016 Broadside Reading Series on May 6, May 20 and June 10, organized by Guest Curator Paolo Javier. Poet laureate of Queens (2010-2014), Javier is the author of several collections of poetry, including Court of the Dragon (Nightboat 2015), and the forthcoming Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis (Flugschriften 2016), a limited edition book/cassette collaboration with Listening Center (aka David Mason). 

The Center's annual Broadside Reading Series, now in its 16th year, produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. A reception follows each Literary Program reading; guests receive a free letterpress broadside. Suggested donation: $10/$5 members. 

Friday, May 6, 6:30pm: Layli Long Soldier and Ari Banias 

Layli Long Soldier is a writing professor at Diné College and the recipient of the 2015 National Artist Fellowship in Literature for Poetry. Her forthcoming collection, Whereas, will be published by Graywolf in 2017. Ari Banias is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His first collection of poems, Anybody, will be released this fall by W. W. Norton. 

Friday, May 20, 6:30pm: Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Douglas Kearney

Sueyeun Juliette Lee works for a women's shelter in Denver and was a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Poetry. Her third collection, Solar Maximum, was published in 2015. Douglas Kearney has published three collections of poetry and teaches at CalArts. His third poetry collection, Patter, was a finalist for the California Book Awards in Poetry. A collection of his opera libretti, Someone Took They Tongues., is available now. 

Friday, June 10, 6:30pm: Stephen Motika and Jill Magi 

Stephen Motika is Artistic Director of Poets House and publisher of Nightboat Books. He is the author of Western Practice (2012) and two poetry chapbooks. Jill Magi is an artist and critic and is the author of five books including LABOR (Nightboat 2014). She is assistant arts professor at NYU Abu Dhabi where she teaches poetry and fiber arts. 

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