Speaking of poetry happening this coming Saturday. Our very good friend, Nitty Gritty DJ, in-house soul man, poet, writer, and College of Saint Rose professor Daniel Nester will be part of the final installment of the Hudson River Loft Reading Series at the Loft above Musica 17 N. 4th Street in Hudson, NY on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm. This great event series has been hosted and curated by Chloe Caldwell. Nester will be sharing the stage with some amazing, well published writers including Zachary Lipez, Jenny Zhang, Sean H. Doyle, Sari Botton, Liza Monroy, and Elisa Albert.
Here is some information on the readers that will be taking part in the event:
Zachary Lipez is the author, along with Stacy Wakefield and Nick Zinner, of Please Take Me Off The Guest List, Slept in Beds, and No Seats On the Party Car. He sings in the band, Freshkills, and tends bar at 124 Rabbit Club. He has a weekly opinion column for Noisey.com. He wants to call it Zack Celebration but, as of right now, they won’t let him.
Jenny Zhang is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012.) Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Jezebel, Glimmertrain, The Iowa Review, The Guardian, Diagram, and Vice magazine. She writes for teenage girls at Rookiemagazine, and teaches high school students in the Bronx.
Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works hard every day to be a better person. His writing has appeared in Volume 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, PANK, >kill author, Unshod Quills, and other publications.
Sari Botton is a Rosendale, New York-based writer and editor whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Sun, The Rumpus, xojane.com, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and many other publications. She’s a columnist for the Rumpus, editor of the forthcoming Seal Press essay anthology “Goodbye To All That: Writers On Loving And Leaving NYC” and co-editor of the forthcoming Cherry Bomb books essay anthology, “Get Out of My Crotch.” She’s the editorial director of tmiproject.org, a non-profit storytelling workshop.
Daniel Nester is the author of How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press2009). His first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. He co-edits We Who Are About To Die, lives in upstate New York, and teaches writing at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Liza Monroy is the author of the debut novel, Mexican High, published by Spiegel & Grau. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, Women’s Health, Everyday With Rachael Ray, The Village Voice, Jane, Poets & Writers, Self, Bust and other publications
Elisa Albert is the author of The Book of Dahlia (a novel), How This Night is Different (stories) and the editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot, all published by Free Press and translated into four languages. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared on/in NPR, Tin House, Five Chapters, Gulf Coast, Tablet, Post Road, the Rumpus, and enough anthologies to stop a door. She teaches creative writing at Columbia and lives in Albany, where she’s at work on a novel.