Tuesday, July 21, Bryant Park Reading Room: Ana Božičević, Jericho Brown, Suzanne Gardinier

Uncalled-for Readings teams up with Word for Word & Bryant Park for a special reading!

Ana Božičević, Jericho Brown, and Suzanne Gardiner read poems


Letterpress chapbooks by Micah Slawinski Currier

TUESDAY, July 21 / 7:30 pm / Bryant Park Reading Room* / free


Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press in Fall 2009. She's also the author of fresh chapbooks The Stars on the 7:18 to Penn (Dusie Press) and God, Sebastian, Amy (Flying Guillotine Press), as well as Document (Octopus Books, 2007) and Morning News (Kitchen Press, 2006). Look for her recent work in Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Forklift, Ohio, absent, typo, fou and elsewhere. With Amy King, she is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic (Factory School, forthcoming).

Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. The recipient of a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, he has served as poetry editor at Gulf Coast and assistant poetry editor at Callaloo. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, Oxford American, and several other journals and anthologies. Brown teaches creative writing as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego. New Issues Poetry & Prose published his first book, PLEASE.

Suzanne Gardinier is the author of the long poem Dialogue with the Archipelago (Sheep Meadow, 2009), Today: 101 Ghazals (Sheep Meadow, 2008), and the long poem The New World (Pittsburgh 1993), chosen by Lucille Clifton for the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in poetry in 1992. She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Manhattan.


Bryant Park Reading Room is located at 42nd St. between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.

*Rain location is
the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th St between 5th & 6th Aves, just 2 blocks north of Bryant Park.