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ImageImageImageMETRO RHYTHM has returned and is starting the season with an inaugural reading at our new location, Outpost Cafe in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Join us Friday, October 18TH, 8PM for the best gathering of poets anywhere in NYC. Come for the verse, stay for the vino and pints.

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011), for which he won the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His poems have been widely anthologized and translated and have appeared in such periodicals as A Public Space, Fence, Harper’s, The Iowa Review, jubilat, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review and elsewhere.

Tadeusz Dąbrowski (b. 1979) is a Polish poet, essayist, and critic. Editor of the literary bimonthly Topos, he has been published in many journals in his native country (among others, Tygodnik Powszechny and Polityka) and abroad (including Boston Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland, AGNI Online, and Poetry Wales). He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kościelski Prize (2009), the Hubert Burda Prize (2008), and the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Culture (2006), and was nominated for the NIKE Literary Award (2010). His work has been translated into twenty languages. Dąbrowski is the author of seven volumes of poetry: Wypieki (1999), e-mail (2000), mazurek (2002), Te Deum (2005, 2008), Czarny kwadrat (2009), Pomiędzy (2013), and Schwarzes Quadrat auf schwarzem Grund (2010, 2011), as well as a collection of poetry in English entitled Black Square (Zephyr Press, 2011), and editor of the anthology Poza slowa: Antologia wierszy 1976–2006 (2006). He lives in Gdańsk on the Baltic coast of Poland. (updated 8/2013)

Laura Eve Engel’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Columbia Poetry Review, Tin House and elsewhere. She was the 2011-2012 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. During the summer, she is the Residential Program Director of the UVa Young Writers Workshop.

Jameson Fitzpatrick lives in New York, where he is the book columnist for Next Magazine and an MFA candidate at NYU. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The Awl, The American Reader, Linebreak and The Los Angeles Review, among elsewhere.

Laura Romeyn was raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University and was a 2012 finalist for the AWP Intro Journal Award. Laura currently freelances as an art critic and is the Poetry Editor of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She has been mistaken for a lamb.

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Outpost is located at the nexus of four amazing Brooklyn neighborhoods. Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Outpost is most easily accessible from the C or G trains at Clinton-Washington Avenues. From either station, we’re just a quick jaunt along Fulton Street.

Driving to Outpost is almost as easy. Take the Manhattan Bridge and follow Flatbush Avenue for approximately a mile until you reach Fulton Street. Turn left and proceed 1.5 miles. Outpost will be on your right.

Timothy Donnelly Wins Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Enormous congratulations to Timothy Donnelly, who recently won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010). The Kingsley Tufts Award is given annually to a mid-career poet, and at $100,000, is one of the nation’s largest monetary prizes for literature. Donnelly read at Metro Rhythm’s very first reading in November 2009, and represented us again at the New York City Poetry Festival in 2011. We couldn’t be happier for Donnelly and his family, and know this award couldn’t have been better deserved. Here’s to Donnelly and his achievements, and looking forward to much more success in the near future.

Congratulations as well to Katherine Larson, author of Radial Symmetry (Yale University Press, 2011), who received this year’s Kate Tufts Poetry Award. This $10,000 prize is granted each year for a first book “of genuine promise.” This, coupled with 2010’s Yale Younger Poets Prize, Ms. Larson has certainly earned such praise.

We anticipate more to come from both of these talented poets. Again, heart-felt congratulations.

MR

The hour fast approaches: this Saturday and Sunday at Governors Island is the first annual New York City Poetry Festival, presented by the Poetry Society of New York.

Metro Rhythm will be among the many great organizations at the festival. At 1pm on Saturday 7/30, Metro Rhythm will present readings by Kirkwood Adams, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Timothy Donnelly. And Julia Guez will be there as our personal master of ceremonies– come see her before she leaves New York!

Just looking at the numbers on Facebook, this event promises to be huge, and is most certainly not to be missed.

Readings and events will run from noon to 5pm on both the 30th and 31st. Come early, stay late! There’s no better way to finish up July than with some inspiration from some of the best poets in NYC.

Please RSVP on Facebook, and we’ll see you there.

Metro Rhythm at NYC Poetry Festival

And if you’re looking for another place to get your fix of Metro Rhythm this month, come check out the First Annual New York City Poetry Festival! Organized by the Poetry Society of New York, the Festival will feature a range of New York’s best poetry outlets: presses, publications, and reading series. Best of all, there will be a full weekend of poetry: Noon to 5pm on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st.

We have an exciting lineup of readers representing us: Danniel Schoonebeek, Kirkwood Adams, and Timothy Donnelly. Come see them (and our guest m.c. Julia Guez) on Saturday 7/30 at 1pm. Then stay on for the rest of the day’s events!

We’re so excited to be taking part, and we look forward to seeing you there!

You can learn more at The Poetry Society of New York, and RSVP on Facebook.

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