broderCome join us at Brooklyn Fire Proof on Friday, December 14 for a holiday special of poetry and music.

Starting at 8pm, we’ll have poetry from Arthur Seefahrt (Columbia), Daniel McDonald (Columbia), Elsbeth Pancrazi (PSA), and Melissa Broder (Meat Heart).

After that, we’ll clear out the chairs and run with the shadows of the night: Foster Mickley will be spinning a set of his danceable wonders.

Come early to enjoy BFP’s great food and happy hour specials! Stay late to dance the night away!


ARTHUR SEEFAHRT hails from Pennsylvania. He lives alone in the wilderness and is the author of nine unpublished children’s books about anthropomorphized fruit and sealife in warring feudal states, which unfortunately were destroyed years ago when his mother cleaned out his bedroom. He also writes poems.

Born near the city of Ur in the 21st century BC, DANIEL MCDONALD is over 200 feet tall with a rectangular base nearly the size of a football pitch. Divided into four progressively diminishing levels accessible by three narrow staircases, his original purpose is unclear. He currently resides in the courtyard of the British Museum.

ELSBETH PANCRAZI studied poetry at Vassar College and New York University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She will be a 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. Her poems and book reviews have appeared on BOMBlog, Bookslut, Boog City Reader, Forklift, Ohio, H_ngm_n, Paperbag, and elsewhere in print and on the web.

MELISSA BRODER is the author of two collections of poems, Meat Heart (Publishing Genius, 2012) and When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother (Ampersand, 2010). Poems appear or are forthcoming in Guernica, Fence, The Missouri Review, Redivider, The Awl, et al.


Brooklyn Fire Proof can be found at 119 Ingraham Street, just a couple blocks from the Morgan L. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on Facebook.