Aaron Belz, Peter Davis, Daniel Nester, and Michael Schiavo Behind the Egg

Behind the Egg Behind the Egg: A Reading Series returns on Saturday, October 27 at 4:00PM with Aaron Belz, Peter Davis, Daniel Nester, and Michael Schiavo

Aaron Belz writes poetry in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Painted Bride Quarterly, Black Clock, and other places, and his first full-length book, The Bird Hoverer, was published by BlazeVOX in 2007. Another of his manuscripts, Clementines, was selected as a runner-up for the 2006 Marsh Hawk Press contest by Denise Duhamel, who writes: “Aaron Belz is a gravely hilarious poet . . . his ferocious intelligence, his love of glitz, and his wry take on relationships (both human and animal) are irresistible. Belz’s voice is bold, wise, inimitable.”

Peter Davis’ book of poems is Hitler’s Mustache. He edited Poet’s Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books that Shaped Their Art. His poems have appeared in places like Octopus, Court Green, McSweeney’s, and La Petite Zine. His music project, Short Hand, is available through Collectible Escalators records. He lives in Muncie, Indiana, with his sweet wife and sweet children. Find more about him as well as his other projects at www.artisnecessary.com.

Daniel Nester, along with Erik Sweet, is co-curator of Behind the Egg: A Reading Series. He is the author of God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull, 2003) and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (2004), as well as The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVox 2006). His work has appeared recently in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock ‘n Roll, 32 Poems, Gulf Coast, among other
places. He writes essays and articles for Poets & Writers, Bookslut, Time Out New York, and PoetryFoundation.org. He is assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Find too much about him at www.danielnester.com.

Michael Schiavo’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Yale Review, Tin House, Seneca Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Believer, LIT, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and Forklift, Ohio, among other publications. He is a contributing editor to CUE: A Journal of Prose Poetry and is currently the Writing Coordinator at the Vermont Studio Center.

Behind the Egg: A Reading Series takes place at The Capital District Federation of Ideas, 383.5 Madison Avenue, Albany and is hosted by Erik Sweet and Daniel Nester. For more information on the series, check out their website at www.unpleasanteventschedule.com/behindtheegg/