Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm considering boycotting publications written or edited by poets who take themselves too seriously, take poetry too seriously, are incapable of laughter, who live to kill the joy of others, and are just plain anti-fun. (But jeez, will there be anyone left?) Seriously though. Who's with me?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If you've never seen Eugene Ostashevsky read, clear your calendar for Thursday. You don't want to miss this....


Join guest host Leigh Stein on Thursday, February 17 to lick your lovelorn wounds with poets Anselm Berrigan, Sasha Fletcher, & Eugene Ostashevsky.

7 PM
The Four-Faced Liar
165 w. 4th Street
New York, NY

Anselm Berrigan is a poet and the author of five books, the most recent being Free Cell, published by City Lights in 2009. A book-length poem, Notes from Irrelevance, will be published by Wave Books this fall. With his mother and brother he co-edited the just published Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U.Cal). He is the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, holds too many part-time teaching jobs, and lives in New York City, where he grew up (and down).

Sasha Fletcher is the author of the novella WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED MARCHING BANDS WILL FILL THE STREETS AND WE WILL NOT HEAR THEM BECAUSE WE WILL BE UPSTAIRS IN THE CLOUDS. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn.

Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet and translator. His two-and-some-odd books poetry include Iterature and The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, both published by Ugly Duckling Presse. He also edited and co-translated OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism, containing the writings of 1930s poets and philosophers like Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. Look for videos of his work on YouTube and for recordings at