This month Metro Rhythm is proud to present five outstanding poets: Meghan O’Rourke, Eleanor Lerman, Sarah V. Schweig, Zachary Pace and Jay Deshpande.  The reading will be held at Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Details below.

Blue Angel Wines

638 Grand Street (btw. Leonard & Manhattan Aves.)

Brooklyn, NY 11211

The event will be held at 8:00 P.M. BST (Brooklyn Standard Time).

To get there, take the L to the Lorimer stop, or the G to Metropolitan.

You can RSVP on Facebook.


Meghan O’Rourke is the author of the poetry collection Halflife, a finalist for the Forward First Book Prize, and the forthcoming The Long Goodbye, an examination of grief. Her second book of poems, In Defense of Pain, will be published in 2011. A culture critic for Slate and advisory editor for The Paris Review, she lives in Brooklyn.

Eleanor Lerman is a native New Yorker and unrepentant member of the Woodstock Nation. She has also been a guide in a Chinese museum, the manager of a harpsichord kit workshop, and a comedy writer. Connections between the humor of the human condition and the mysteries of infinity are the hallmark of her thirty-five-year-long writing career, for which she has received numerous awards including a National Book Award nomination, an NEA grant, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of four previous collections of poetry and two collections of short stories.  Her most recent book is The Sensual World Re-emerges (Sarabande, 2010).

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Sarah V. Schweig’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Western Humanities Review, and Verse Daily.  Her chapbook, S, is forthcoming through Dancing Girl Press.  She lives in Boerum Hill.

Zachary Pace attended Purchase College and Sarah Lawrence. He created and curates Projection, a multimedia reading series. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Jay Deshpande was born in Texas and raised in the Northeast. He has taught in Egypt, France, and the United States, and currently is pursuing his MFA at Columbia University.