THE POETRY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK PRESENTS
Wednesday, April 30th
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
at the Ear Inn
326 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
On April 30th, the Ear Inn Series will feature John Casteen, Amy Lawless, and Jennifer Tamayo.
John Casteen’s Free Union (2009) and For the Mountain Laurel (2011) are part of the VQR Poetry Series from the University of Georgia Press. Recent or forthcoming poems appear in Fence, The Paris Review, From the Fishouse, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, and other magazines, and in Best American Poetry and The Rumpus Poetry Anthology. He has contributed personal and topical nonfiction to Offline, The Morning News, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Earlysville, Virginia, and teaches poetry at Sweet Briar College.
Amy Lawless is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013). Her poems have most recently appeared in Bone Bouquet, notnostrums, and Ampersand Review. Some collaborations with Angela Veronica Wong have recently appeared in Best American Poetry 2013 and Pinwheel. Some prose has appeared recently in Poor Claudia, BOMBlog, and HTML Giant. An audio chapbook is forthcoming from Black Cake. She received a poetry fellowship from the New York
Foundation for the Arts in 2011. Right now she’s teaching at Rutgers, John Jay, and Poets House. Jennifer Tamayo is the author of the collection of art and poems, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full length collection, YOU DA ONE, will be published later this year. JT lives in Brooklyn and serves as the Managing Editor at Futurepoem. Video and writing can be found at www.jennifertamayo.com.
ABOUT THE EAR INN SERIES: Ted Greenwald and Charles Bernstein founded the Ear Inn Series at the Ear Inn in TriBeCa in 1978. Housed in the historic James Brown house, the Ear Inn is the oldest working bar in New York City. The original Ear Inn Series aimed to be a venue where language poets and those writing in more traditional forms could read side by side, an uncommon practice in the 70’s. The series migrated around the city, took on many forms, and ran for another 20 years. Now The Poetry Society of New York is bringing it back to the Ear Inn. In keeping with Greenwald and Bernstein’s original goal of celebrating both the history and future of poetryits established forms as well as its experiments the new Ear Inn Series features poetry’s masters, innovators, traditionalists, and pioneers alike in unexpected pairings.