Daniel Nester will be hosting the next edition of the Frequency North reading series this coming Thursday at The College of Saint Rose with poets Aaron Belz and Melissa Broder. Below is more information from Nester himself about the event:
“FREQUENCY NORTH” WRITERS SERIES DISHES UP EVENING OF FUNNY WITH POETS AARON BELZ AND MELISSA BRODER
The 2010-11 season of “Frequency North,” the visiting writers reading series at The College of Saint Rose, offers up an evening of humorous poetry with two extremely funny poets: Aaron Belz and Melissa Broder.
Belz and Broder will read Thursday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Standish Rooms, Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center (2nd floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the writers’ latest works will be available for purchase and signing.
“Frequency North” is sponsored by The College of Saint Rose School of Arts and Humanities and funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Belz’s (http://belz.net) second full-length book, Lovely, Raspberry, was published by Persea Books in June 2010. Founder and former curator of Observable Readings in St. Louis, he has given readings of his poetry all over the country as well as in numerous stand-up comedy venues in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Painted Bride Quarterly, Black Clock and other publications. Belz also authored The Bird Hoverer and is an English professor at Providence Christian College in Ontario, Calif.
Broder (www.melissabroder.com) authored When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother (Ampersand Books, 2010). She is chief editor of La Petite Zine and curates the Polestar Poetry Series. By day, she is a publicity manager at Penguin. She won the 2009 Stark Prize for Poetry and the 2008 Jerome Lowell Dejur Award. Her poems appear, or are forthcoming, in many journals, including Opium, Shampoo, PANK, Five Dials, The Del Sol Review, Word for/Word, Miracle Monocle and Swink. Broder lives in Brooklyn.
“Frequency North” is the brainchild of Daniel Nester, an assistant professor of English at Saint Rose. In creating the series in 2006, he purposely designed it to be “aggressively eclectic.” In addition to teaching, Nester is author of How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press, 2009), God Save My Queen (2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004).
The remaining “Frequency North” schedule follows. For more information, visit the series’ website at www.FrequencyNorth.com:
• Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Eboni Hogan and Jeanann Verlee
Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany