Curated by Marty Correia
Get intoxicated by queer poetry and fiction while sipping a cocktail or chugging a PBR in The Lounge @ Dixon.
Sassafras Lowrey is an internationally award-winning storyteller, author, artist, and educator. Sassafras is the editor of the two-time American Library Association honored, and Lambda Literary Finalist Kicked Out anthology (www.KickedOutAnthology.com), which brought together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth. Hir prose has been included in numerous anthologies and magazines. Hir debute novel Roving Pack is scheduled for release autumn 2012, and ze is currently editing Leather Ever After an anthology of BDSM fairy tale retellings. Sassafras lives in Brooklyn with his partner, two puddle-shaped cats, and a dog who is convinced he’s a princess. To learn more about Sassafras, visit www.PoMoFreakshow.com.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press). His poems have appeared in From the Fishouse, jubilat, World Literature Today, Gay & Lesbian Review, Smartish Pace, PEN International and the anthologies Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press) and Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton). A Queens, NY resident, he co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets. Visit him at www.josepholegaspi.com.
Find Marty Correia’s poetry in Lady Business published by Sibling Rivalry Press. Other poets in the collection include: Sally Bellerose, Brit Blalock, Cassandra Christenson, Teresa De La Cruz, Julie R. Enszer, Gina R. Evers, Andy Izenson, Ronna Magy, Mary Meriam, Maureen Seaton and Jan Steckel.
Buy Lady Business at your local indie/feminist bookstore or online at Antigone Books.
Curated by Marty Correia
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Reginald Harris – www.reggieh.blogspot.com
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Friday, May 6, 2011 @ Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street
Poet Paul Violi died April 2, 2011, leaving many New York City creative writing students mourning their beloved professor. Those who wished to hear Violi’s work and share memories were invited to this free, public event.
Paul Violi wrote eleven books of poetry, including Overnight, Fracas, The Curious Builder, Likewise, and Breakers, a selection of his longer poems. Widely published and anthologized both in the U.S. and abroad, he received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry as well as many other arts grants throughout his prolific career. Recipient of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2001), and the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry (2004), just to name a few, Paul Violi’s work continues to resonate.
View recordings of readings from this celebration of Paul Violi’s life here on YouTube.