The Blue Letter is back, for our ninth edition of poetry magicke, at a new venue (the beloved, historic SAL’S PIZZERIA and RESTAURANT) on Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm, with three amazing poets: Ariana Reines, Aubrie Marrin, and Krystal Languell!
Thanks are due to Watty & Meg Restaurant, which graciously hosted our first eight events. We’re lucky and delighted to continue the series down the street at our NEW LOCATION: the back room at SAL’S PIZZERIA, 305 Court Street (corner of DeGraw Street), Brooklyn, NY 11231. Click here for HOPSTOP Directions! Most convenient subway is F or G to Carroll Street station. Also convenient to the 4 or R trains to Borough Hall. Come gather around the working fireplaces for some fine booze and chow and some not-to-be-missed lyrical fireworks.
Ariana Reines is author of The Cow (Alberta Prize, FenceBooks: 2006), Coeur de Lion(Mal-O-Mar: 2007; FenceBooks: 2011), MERCURY (FenceBooks: 2011), and the play TELEPHONE, commissioned and produced by The Foundry Theatre, and presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre in February 2009, with two Obie wins. TELEPHONE can be read in PLAY: A JOURNAL OF PLAYS. In 2009 she became the youngest-ever Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at UC Berkeley. She featured, November 2009, in two special performances at Works+Process at the Guggenheim. Translator of The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Réal: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore by Jean-Luc Hennig, for Semiotext(e), and MY HEART LAID BARE by Charles Baudelaire, for Mal-O-Mar. A translation of TIQQUN’s Théorie de la Jeune Fille is forthcoming from Semiotext(e).
Aubrie Marrin’s poems have appeared in Pequod, Western Humanities Review, Guernica, and are forthcoming in Harp & Altar and The Colorado Review. Born and raised in upstate New York, she moved to the city in 1998 to attend New York University, where she received the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Poetry Prize. She received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in 2005. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was recently published by BlazeVox Books. She is a member of the collaborative board for Belladonna* Series, and also serves as an editor for Noemi Press and Bone Bouquet. She lives in Brooklyn.