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JK SZFrom below the thunders of the deepest summer arises Metro Rhythm! We’re back for our summer installment at the 3rd Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Join us on Governor’s Island as we revel in the limber verses of Julie Kantor and Sean Zhuraw. We will be at the Algonquin Stage at 3:40 on Saturday, July 27th. More information about the New York City Poetry Festival, including ferry schedules and lineups, can be found here.

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Julie Kantor has a B.A. in Literature/Writing, Columbia University; an M.S. in Childhood Education, Brooklyn College; and an M.F.A. in Poetry, Columbia University. She is beginning the doctoral program in American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin this fall. She was a New York City Teaching Fellow, and just completed a two-year teaching fellowship in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, The Boston Review, Maggy, and Foothill. She is a poetry reader for The Boston Review, and is a musician, playing in the band, Cycles, based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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Sean Zhuraw’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston ReviewfoothillJERRY, and The Columbia Review. He’s currently a teaching/writing fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he was the winner of the John Logan poetry prize. He volunteers with the Iowa Youth Writing Program and the writing workshop at Oakdale Prison. He graduated from Columbia University and hails from Philadelphia.

March 28: De la Torre, Cushing, Purkert, & Weiss

Spring has sprung, and so too has the next event from Metro Rhythm Presents: The Blue Angel Reading Series!

Next Wednesday, come hear readings from four New York poets: Marina Weiss, Ben Purkert, Iris Cushing, and Mónica de la Torre.

The reading will be at Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg. Come for the poems. Come for the wine. Come for camaraderie. Come at 8pm.

 

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Marina Read Weiss is Poetry Editor of Explosion-Proof magazine.  Her work is published or forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, PoetryFoundation.org, Montreal Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ink Node, Caper, dislocate, folly, Paper Darts, Brink, and elsewhere.

Ben Purkert is a 2nd year MFA candidate at NYU. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Spoon River, New Orleans Review, DIAGRAM, Epiphany and Cream City.

Iris Marble Cushing was born in Tarzana, California. In 2011, she was a writer-in-residence at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. She is an editor for Argos Books in Brooklyn, and for Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation. Iris is known for high-fiving Werner Herzog on the steps of Dodge Hall at Columbia University, where she also studied poetry.

Mónica de la Torre’s poetry books include two in English, Talk Shows (Switchback) and Public Domain (Roof Books), and two in Spanish, Acúfenos (Taller Ditoria) and Sociedad Anónima (UNAM/ Bonobos). She has translated Latin American poets and edited multilingual anthologies. A recent collaborative book project, Taller de Mecanografía, was published in 2011 in Mexico City by Tumbona Ediciones. Four, her new poetry book, is just out from Switchback. She lives in Brooklyn and is senior editor at BOMB Magazine.

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As always, the event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on Facebook, and we’ll see you on the 28th!