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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.

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Lasky, Geter, Pond and Valente – THIS FRIDAY

Nears and dears,

It’s getting cold and wintry out there, bit by bit, but never fear– the Metro Rhythm Reading Series has your solution.

This Friday, November 30th at 8pm, come join us at Brooklyn Fire Proof for poetry, beverages, and music to which you can (and will) shake it.

Our excellent readers: Dorothea Lasky, Hafizah Geter, Catherine Pond, and Joanna Valente.

Music to continue our evening and blow your mind: provided by Cycles, featuring poet Julie Kantor.

And, to round it out and provide you with all your favorite poetic sing-and-dance-alongs: a set provided by DJ C-Sharp (AKA poet Liz Clark Wessel).

You won’t want to miss this historic event, our inaugural reading at Brooklyn Fire Proof– an amazing venue in Bushwick, perfectly situated for our winter revelries.

The reading commences at 8 o’clock, but we’ll be starting the party early: Happy Hour runs from 5-8. Brooklyn Fire Proof is located just three blocks from the Morgan L train stop.

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Joanna Valente is an MFA candidate in poetry writing at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is also a part-time mermaid. Previous work has appeared in La Fovea, The 22 Magazine, The Westchester Review, and Uphook Press, among others. She founded and currently edits Yes, Poetry. She received BA’s in literature and creative writing from SUNY Purchase.

Catherine Pond was raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She received her BA from Skidmore College and is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. She has been published in Death Hums and her work is forthcoming in Salmagundi and Redivider.

Hafizah Geter is a South Carolina native currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and the recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in BOXCAR Poetry Review, RHINO, Drunken Boat, New Delta Review, Memorious, and Linebreak.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Thunderbird (Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook (Argos Books, 2012), The Blue Teratorn (Yes Yes Books, 2012), Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker’s Wife (2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and 6×6, among other places. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Heath Elementary School, and Munroe Center for the Arts and has done educational research at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Project Zero.

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This reading is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on Facebook.