Get ready! Our next event in Metro Rhythm Presents: The Blue Angel Reading Series fast approaches!

We’re talking Friday, November 4th at 8 p.m.

For this installment, we bring you six rich and unique voices: Anna Moschovakis, Peter Richards, Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Lindsay Turner, Eric Weinstein, and Billie Tadros.

The event will be at our ancestral manse for all things arts & viticulture: Blue Angel Wines.


Anna Moschovakis‘s recent books are You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House Press, 2011) and The Jokers (NYRB Classics, 2010), a translation of La violence et la dérision by Egyptian-French novelist Albert Cossery. She is a longtime member of Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, for which she edits several books a year and heads up the Dossier Series of investigative texts.

Peter Richards was born in 1967 in Urbana, Illinois. He is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the John Logan Award. His poems have appeared in Agni, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, The Yale Review, and other journals. He is the author of Oubliette (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2001), which won the Massachusetts Center for the Book Honors Award; Nude Siren (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2003); and Helsinki (Action Books, 2011). The University of Montana-Missoula’s visiting Hugo Poet Spring Semester 2011, Richards has taught at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel‘s poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, A Public Space, Fairy Tale Review, No, DearSixth Finch, Asymptote, Lana Turner Journal, Leveler and Fawlt Magazine, among others. Her prose can be found at Poetry InternationalThe New Yorker’s Book Bench blog, and BOMBLOG. She is the winner of the Bennett Poetry Prize at Columbia University, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Recently, Dana Levin chose her manuscript Whither Weather for the Midwest Chapbook Series, sponsored by the Laurel Review. She lives in Brooklyn and is an editor at Argos Books.

Lindsay Turner‘s poems and criticism have appeared in WebConjunctions, Harvard Review, Drunken Boat, The Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere.  She is the recipient of the 2011 Lana Turner Discovery Award. She holds a Masters degree in film studies from the Université Paris III and an M.F.A. in poetry from New York University.  She lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia.

Eric Weinstein‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2009 anthology, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, and others. He was recently named a finalist for both the Poetry Foundation’s 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the 2011 National Poetry Series. He lives in New York City, where he is an MFA candidate at New York University.

Billie Tadros is a poet-composer enrolled in the MFA program in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She is currently seeking a publisher for her first book, The Tree We Planted and Buried You In.


As always, this event is free and open to the public.

See you next Friday! And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook.