The Spotty Dog Books & Ale

Spontaneously Luminous in Hudson: Good, Karmin, Mayer, and Poe

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale

There is a great poetry reading happening tonight at the Spotty Dog Books & Ale (440 Warren Street) in Hudson featuring poets Philip Good, Jen Karmin, Bernadette Mayer, and Deborah Poe. They will be reading from their newest work as part of the Spontaneously Luminous Series, a roving reading series meant to provide space for writers to perform their poetry and prose from West to East Coast. The best part of this is the price of admission… FREE!

Here is more information on the poets:

Philip Good is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts. He co-edited the last of the mimeo zines, Blue Smoke. His work can be found online with BigBridge, Exquisite Corpse, Tool and The Volta . His book UNTITLED WRITINGS FROM A MEMBER OF THE BLANK GENERATION by Trembling Pillow Press has been praised by Lisa Jarnot and Michael Gizzi. He has read his poetry all across America and abroad. He now lives next to the Kinderhook and Tsatsawassa Creeks.

Jennifer Karmin has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets. These collaborative pieces include 4000 Words 4000 Dead, Revolutionary Optimism, Walking Poem, Unnatural Acts, and Utopic Monster Theory. In 2013, she will travel to Cuba for a new collaboration with the Omni Collective. Jennifer is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, 2010) and her writing is published in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press, 2012). She teaches in the Creative Writing program at Columbia College Chicago and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants as a community educator. Since 2005, she has curated the Red Rover Series.

Bernadette Mayer’s poetry has been praised by John Ashbery as “magnificent.” Brenda Coultas calls her a master of “devastating wit.” Mayer is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry, including Midwinter Day, Sonnets, The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, and Poetry State Forest. Recently published are her works, Studying Hunger Journals and Ethics of Sleep. A former director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery and co-editor of the conceptual magazine 0 to 9 with Vito Acconci, Mayer has been a key figure on the New York poetry scene for decades.

Deborah Poe is author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too, Elements, and Our Parenthetical Ontology, as well as a hybrid novella, Hélène. Deborah’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Handsome, 1913, Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, Otoliths, The Dictionary Project, Yew Journal, and PEEP/SHOW. Deborah Poe is assistant professor of English at Pace University, Westchester, and guest curator for Trickhouse’s “Experiment” door. She has also taught as afternoon faculty at the Port Townsend Writer’s Workshop in Washington and Casa Libre en La Solana in Tucson.