Dorothea Lasky

Spring is in the air—well, almost—and we’re getting over our winter blues. Sounds like a good excuse to drink wine, right? Plus, we can’t freaking wait to present five fantastic readers for our event this April: Dorothea Lasky, Julia Guez, Danniel Schoonebeek, Emily Brandt and Eric Helms Dalton.

The reading will be held at 8:00 pm on April 14, 2011 at Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life and AWE, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she lives in New York City.

After five years of service with Teach For America, Julia Guez is now living in New York, working part-time at The Academy of American Poets.  While pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at Columbia, she has been awarded a Waletsky and Fulbright Fellowship.  New work is appearing in Court Green and Washington Square.  An interview with the poet, Paul Legault, is now on-line at BOMBLOG.

Danniel Schoonebeek’s work has appeared in Tin House, The Rumpus, Publishers Weekly, The Awl, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Maggy, and Underwater New York. He was born in the Catskills.

Emily Brandt is cofounding editor of No, Dear Magazine. In addition to teaching high school English here in Brooklyn, she also teaches creative writing to Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars through a fellowship at NYU.

Eric Helms Dalton hails from Southern Pines, North Carolina. He graduated from Furman University, majoring in English and Earth and Environmental Science.  He is currently an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Columbia University.  Outside of reading and writing, he finds most interesting and of use climbing, tennis and working at MoMA P.S.1.

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