Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When A Supermachine Feels Like It

on Saturday, April 17
whenever we feel like it presents
@ 2pm
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

Genya Turovskaya is the author of Calendar (UDP 2002), and The Tides (Octopus Books 2007). Her poetry and translations of contemporary Russian poets have appeared in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, A Public Space, Octopus, jubilat, and other publications. Her translation of Aleksandr Skidan’s Red Shifting was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2008. She has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships including a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Montana Artist Refuge Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Translation Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute, and a Fund for Poetry grant. She holds an MFA from Bard College and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is the Associate Editor of the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse.

Christian Hawkey is the author of three books of poetry. His first book, The Book of Funnels, appeared in 2004 and won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second book, a chapbook called HourHour, includes drawings by the artist Ryan Mrowzowski, and it was published by Delirium Press in 2005. Citizen Of, his third book, was released by Wave Books in the spring of 2007, and it received enthusiastic reviews from numerous magazines and online journals, including Time Out New York, Octopus, Sillman’s Blog, and the New Yorker. His poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, Crowd, BOMB, Chicago Review, Best American Poetry, and Conduit, and his art criticism has appeared in frieze and Meatpaper. He has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Fund, and in 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award. In 20008 he was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, where he teaches the practice of writing poetry in the Writing Program.

Douglas Piccinnini’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Antioch Review, The Cultural Society, EOAGH, Jacket, Lana Turner, mid)rib, The Poetry Project Newsletter, So and So, Verse and West Wind Review. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and curates the CROWD Reading Series.

Nathaniel Otting is a sub-sub librarian for Minutes Books and The Robert Walser Society of Western Massachusetts.

SUPERMACHINE is a Brooklyn based poetry reading series and literary journal from the dreams of Ben Fama with contributing editors Shonni Enolow & James Copeland, and reading series co-curator Michael Barron.

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