THE POETRY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK PRESENTS
THE EAR INN SERIES
Wednesday, October 30th
8pm – 11pm
at the Ear Inn
326 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
On October 30th, the Ear Inn Series will feature Deborah Landau, Leopoldine Core, and John Deming.
Deborah Landau is the author of two collections of poetry, The Last Usable Hour, a Lannan Literary Selection
published by Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium. Her work has appeared recently in The Paris Review, Tin
House, Boston Review, The Best American Erotic Poems, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She
directs the Creative Writing Program at NYU.
John Deming’s latest chapbook is 8 Poems (Eye for an Iris Press 2011) and his most recent EP is tugboat ep
(BozFonk Music 2011). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Augury, The Best American Poetry Blog,
Verse Daily, POOL, The Agriculture Reader, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. He holds a BA in Journalism from the
University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Poetry from The New School. He lives in New York City and teaches at
LIM College and Baruch College.
Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Open City, The
Literarian, Drunken Boat, Sadie Magazine, Big Lucks, iO, Harp & Altar, The Brooklyn Rail, Agriculture Reader,
No, Dear and others. She is a 2012 Fellow at The Center for Fiction and at The Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown. Her chapbook Young Friend is forthcoming from Perfect Lovers Press.
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 on the last
Wednesday of the month. In keeping with Greenwald and Bernstein’s original goal of celebrating both the history
and future of poetry its established forms as well as its experiments the new Ear Inn Series features poetry’s
masters, innovators, traditionalists, and pioneers alike in unexpected pairings.