Wednesday October 28 / 7pm / free
AMANDA KATZ is a writer, editor, translator, and critic. Formerly an editor at Bloomsbury USA, she received her MFA in poetry from Brown University in 2009. She has published poetry and translations in journals including Aufgabe, EOAGH, The Germ, and the New Yinzer, and her book reviews have appeared in the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She is the editor of Fox Point Press, and she lives in Beacon, New York.
DONNA MASINI was born in Brooklyn and has always lived in NYC. She attended Hunter College and received her MFA in Poetry from New York University in 1988. Her first collection of poems, That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994), was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poet's Prize. Her second book was a novel, About Yvonne ( W.W. Norton and Co., 1997) which the New York Times called “a stunning novel of sexual obsession.” In 2004, she published her second collection of poems, Turning to Fiction (WW Norton and Co.) Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including APR, Open City, TriQuarterly, Paris Review, KGB BAR Book of Poems, Parnassus, Boulevard, Lyric, et al. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, a Pushcart Prize, et al, she is an Associate Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program. She is currently at work on The Good Enough Mother, a novel.
A recipient of Macdowell Colony, National Endowment for the Arts and Stegner fellowships, BRIAN TEARE is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Sight Map and the forthcoming Pleasure. He’s also published three chapbooks, including Transcendental Grammar Crown and , which won the 2009 Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award. His poetry and criticism have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, HOW2, Provincetown Arts, St. Mark’s Poetry Project Newsletter, Seneca Review, Verse and VOLT, as well as in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and At the Barriers: The Poetry of Thom Gunn. He lives in San Francisco, where he teaches and makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.