Paul Legault

June has arrived, and with it, the second season of Metro Rhythm readings must draw to a close… but before we go, one last treat that will stick to your ribs and astound your poetic palate.

This month we are very proud and excited to present Paul Legault, Natalie Eilbert, Allyson Paty, and John Fenlon Hogan. The reading will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at our usual beloved location, Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg. And you know what that means: a houseful of poets, drinks and carousing– with all the comforts of Brooklyn and even a yard out back for your break-time wanderings.


Paul Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and a BFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. His poems have been published in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, FIELD, Pleiades, Maggy, SUPERMACHINE, and other journals. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010) and The Other Poems, which is forthcoming from Fence Books in 2011. He co-founded and co-edits the translation press Telephone Books. Paul lives with his husband, Orion Jenkins, in Brooklyn, NY and works at the Academy of American Poets.

Natalie Eilbert received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in InDigest, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Boxcar Poetry Review, and others. She is currently working on her first full-length manuscript, which is largely based around the “Venus” of Willendorf.

Allyson Paty was raised in New York City, where she continues to live. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Tin House, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Low Log, among others. Her collaborations with Danniel Schoonebeek can be found on The Awl and Underwater New York.

John Fenlon Hogan was born and raised in Northern Virginia.  He works for a financial services firm where he specializes in revocable living trust investment vehicles.  He also attends Columbia’s MFA program and is the current poetry editor of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.  His poetry and articles on financial advising have appeared or are forthcoming in Do Not Go Gentle, Ekphrasis, and The Washington Times, among others.

Come join us and get your dose of great poems, fine wine, and sparkling company before summer takes hold! And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!