I had the honor of being one of the featured readers at the Highwaymen NYC #19, curated by singer/songwriter/poet extraordinaire Elizabeth Devlin. The series is a monthly gathering of poets & poetry lovers under the full moon. I’m looking forward to hearing Gabriella T. Rieger, Michael Ruby, and Kurt Opprecht too!
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Here’s the Line Up:
POETS: Gabriella T. Rieger, Michael Ruby, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Kurt Opprecht
Chapbooks available at the reading.
Gabriella T. Rieger has an Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Bowery Poetry Club, the St. Marks Poetry Project, and Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
Michael Ruby is the author of five full-length poetry books: At an Intersection (Alef, 2002), Window on the City (BlazeVOX, 2006), The Edge of the Underworld (BlazeVOX, 2010), Compulsive Words (BlazeVOX, 2010) and American Songbook (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). He is also the author of a trilogy, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012), and three Dusie chapbooks, and the co-editor of Bernadette Mayer’s forthcoming collected early books from Station Hill. He lives in Brooklyn and works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.
Diana Norma Szokolyai has published two collections of poetry & photographs, Parallel Sparrows (Finishing Line Press) and Roses in the Snow (Imaginary Cottage Press), as well as a handwritten chapbook for the Brooklyn Art House Co-op’s The Fiction Project, entitled Blue Beard Remixed & Poems. Her writing has also been published in Lyre Lyre, the front page of The Boston Globe, Dr. Hurley’s Snake Oil Cure, Teachers as Writers, Polarity, Up the Staircase, Belltower & the Beach, Human Rights News, and Area Zinc Art Magazine, among others. She is Executive Artistic Director of Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, where she organizes an annual summer writers’ retreat at a château near Paris. She lives with her husband and pet parrot in Brooklyn, NY.
Kurt Opprecht fled his home state of Utah at age five and immediately began writing un-publishable works. He currently writes tiny poems and crafts devices from which he claims to obtain supernatural powers. His poetry has appeared in Gorganzola, Monkey Mind, Ogygia Review, and several dozen other imaginary publications. He is a certified charlatan and teaches writing for NYU and Gotham Writers Workshop.
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