Feb 1: Prevallet, Zultanski, Turner, Burton

On Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm, come to the cozy back-room restaurant at Sal’s Pizzeria and Mama Maria Restaurant, 305 Court Street (at DeGraw), Brooklyn, NY 11231. Warm up with a $5 personal pizza, a full menu, beer, wine, spirits, and a working fireplace. And check out the fiery poetical talents of Kristin Prevallet, Steven Zultanski, Lindsay Turner, and Libby Burton. Nearest subway station is F or G to Carroll Street. Q-tip those ears and bring some friends!

Kristin Prevallet  is a poet, essayist, performer, hypnotherapist, and educator whose literary focus is to integrate political and personal consciousness into radical poetic forms. Here’s a recent interview with Dan Godston in the Examiner and with Geoffrey Watterman in Tinge Magazine.

Kristin was born in southwest Denver, CO. She is daughter of Annie Prevallet, feminist, teacher and Sister of Loretto, and Donald Schmitz, Littleton high school philosophy and psychology teacher. She is the partial owner of Buckskin Joe’s mine in Alma, CO; her ancestry lies in Franche-Comte (Levier) France. Early studies in alchemy, mythology, and surrealism; recent studies in ecology, performance art,  integrative hypnosis. Early education: Bluebirds (girl scouts), outward bound, Catholic Worker. Official education: studied journalism at the University of Northern Colorado; French literature at the Sorbonne; B.A. English at the University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A. Poetics and Media Study at the University of Buffalo. She now lives in Brooklyn. Has taught poetry and poetics, critical thinking and textual analysis at NYU, The New School, St. John’s University, Bard College, and Naropa University’s online MFA program. She has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Poetry and a 2004 PEN translation fund award.

Lindsay Turner holds a Masters degree in film studies from Université Paris III and an MFA in poetry from New York University. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in WebConjunctions, The Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review online, and elsewhere. She recently began a PhD at the University of Virginia. She is the recipient of the 2011 Lana Turner Journal Discovery Award.

Lisabeth Burton lives in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and works at Hachette Book Group. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Broome Review, Denver Quarterly, the North American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Tin House. She is a recipient of the Stephen Dunn Prize in poetry and an Amy Award from Poets & Writers Magazine.

Steven Zultanski is the author of COP KISSER (Book Thug, 2010) and PAD (Make Now Press, 2010) and edits President’s Choice magazine, a Lil’ Norton publication.


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