Mar 7: Queen, Peiffer, Schapira

It just gets better. Wednesday, March 7, at 8pm, come on down to Sal’s Pizzeria and Mama Maria’s Restaurant at 305 Court Street in Brooklyn (convenient to F/G train to Carroll St). Belly up to some crazy affordable chow and booze and three of poetry’s most exciting new talents: Khadijah Queen, Kate Schapira, and Prudence Peiffer. It’s all FREE, it’s all HAPPENING, and it’s all BANGING.

Khadijah Queen is the author of two poetry collections: Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008), and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Switchback Books Gatewood Prize.

Individual poems, four times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, appear in jubilat, Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press 2009), Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin 2010) and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems (University of Akron Press 2012) among many other journals and anthologies. View sample poems online at Poets.orgSalt River ReviewMuzzleEsqueThe Black Bottom, and In Posse Review.

The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and theNorman Mailer Writers’ Colony, she is currently working on an illustrated mixed-genre project. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

Prudence Peiffer is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she specializes in modern and contemporary and American art, with a particular emphasis on abstraction and artist’s writings.  Past poetry honors include the Amy Award (Poets & Writers) and the Frederick M. Clapp Fellowship from Yale University. Her poems have appeared in Many Mountains Moving and Poets & Artists among other magazines. With Oana Marian, she co-founded The Folding Chair, a monthly reading series at 61 Local in Brooklyn featuring writers, musicians and artists. Visit The Folding Chair on Facebook.

Kate Schapira is author of six chapbooks of poetry: Heroes & Monsters (Portable Press forthcoming 2009),Figure With Sunspots (Nasturtium Press forthcoming 2009), The Love of Freak Millways and Tango Wax (Cy Gist Press 2009), Case Fbdy and The Painting (Rope-A-Dope Press 2008), and Phoenix Memory (horse less press 2007). Curator of the Publicly Complex Reading Series in Providence. Serves as a Writer in the Schools in Providence elementary schools.


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