Sunday, September 19, 2010


You are cordially invited to our Fall 2010 Book Launch, Reading and Party!

Refreshments in our usual abundant, over-the-top style

Celebrating New Titles By Norman Finkelstein and Daniel Morris.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th St.
Suite 201, New York, NY 10001

Praise for Inside the Ghost Factory by Norman Finkelstein

Inside the Ghost Factory finds Norman Finkelstein returning to his pre-Track fascination with the Coleridgean fancy, first delin­eated in Restless Messengers. Here, however, Samuel Coleridge meets William Gibson and the result is a retro Blakean myth for the age of Text and Tweet. These transmissions from "elsewhere," manufactured on the assembly lines of "Ghosts, Incorporated. Poetry, Incorporated" (Limited, I might add), are gleefully dissected by Finkelstein as so much "clap-trap." Still, there's no correcting the blur of occultation and occlusion for the poet who believes "Books were made for secrets they cannot/keep: this is what it means to be/read."-Tyrone Williams

Praise for If Not for the Courage by Daniel Morris

Everyday life in the household and memory of Daniel Morris's suburban Jewish-professorpoet and father of toddlers has rarely been rendered with the energy, good humor, and luminous detail we meet in Daniel Morris's If not for the Courage. These poems are at once hilarious and heart-breaking; they take us straight to the scene of the crime, allowing us to witness the most absurd and agonizingly funny moments of daily routine against the backdrop of unrelieved media blitz. The courage of Morris's title is evident throughout. -Marjorie Perloff

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Marsh Hawk Press Review has released its Fall 2010 issue, edited by Mary Mackey. Please visit the link to read poems by
Al Young
Dennis Schmitz
Corinne Robins
Paul Pines
Marge Piercy
Dennis Nurkse
Rusty Morrison
Stephen Paul Miller
Joshua McKinney
Burt Kimmelman
Jane Hirshfield
Neil de La Flor
Norman Finkelstein
Claudia Carlson
Brad Buchanan
Willis Barnstone
Susan Terris


Sunday, September 12, 2010


You are invited to



Patricia Carlin
in conversation with
David Lehman

Tuesday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

The New School
Room 510
66 West 12th Street
(between Fifth & Sixth Aves.)
New York City

Patricia will be reading some of her work and speaking about poetry with David Lehman, distinguished poet and critic, editor of the Oxford Book of American Poetry and series editor of The Best American Poetry.

The event will include audience participation.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Burt Kimmelman and Philip Lopate Reading

You are invited to

Thursday, October 7

6:30 to 7:45 p.m. [starts & ends on time!]
At the Sidewalk Café
94 Avenue A at 6th Street, NYC 212-473-7373
F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue)

WHAT: Prose Pros presents prose readings – stories, essays, critique, and in-between forms by master writers. The programs pair two prose practitioners linked by agreement or opposition, by topic similarities or discordances. Meet writers new to you. See writers you know.

WHERE: The comfortable back room of the Lower East Side’s Sidewalk Café (home of anti-folk music). All readings are on Thursdays at 6:30 (sharp), usually the first Thursday of the month. Food and drink are available; we ask for contributions to pay the readers.

READING ON OCTOBER 7: Philip Lopate and Burt Kimmelman

Two writers born in Brooklyn just four years apart focus on the city they both love. Phillip Lopate, known for his delicious skewering of the chattering classes, for celebrations of the city then and now, and for powerful critiques of the wallowing-in-my-addiction memoir, has most recently published Notes on Sontag, and, in 2008, Two Marriages, a pair of novellas.

Burt Kimmelman will read from a memoir that reanimates the Park Slope neighborhood of Fifth Avenue when he was a teen, when this now gentrified neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques resembled Hubert Selby’s Red Hook. Kimmelman’s most recent book is a collection of poems, As If Free.

Find us online: Please friend “Prose Pros” on Facebook.

See also: philliplopate.com njit.edu/~kimmelma

Or contact:

Martha King at gpwitd@aol.com
Elinor Nauen at Elinor@elinornauen.com

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