Thursday, May 25, 2006

Gertrude Stein - Thursday, August 10th

A special performance of Gertrude Stein's History, or Messages from History, featuring Amy Lawless, Angela Veronica Wong,Corrine Fitzpatrick, Erica Kaufman, Jen Benka, Meghan Punschke, Sina Queryas, Stacy Szymaszek, and others.

Amy Lawless
Amy Lawless is completing her MFA in poetry at The New School. Her work has appeared most recently in Canon Magazine and Hungry Hungry Hipster. She lives in the West Village.

Angela Veronica Wong
Angela Veronica Wong lives in New York City and works for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Corrine Fitzpatrick
Corrine Fitzpatrick works for the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church as Program Assistant and Friday Late-Night Series Coordinator. Recent work can be read in Cock Now and on She lives in Bushwick.

Erica Kaufman
Erica Kaufman co-curates the belladonna* reading series/small press and is the author of the chapbooks from the two coat syndrome, the kickboxer suite, and a familiar album (winner of the 2003 New School Chapbook Contest). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in puppy flowers, bombay gin, the mississippi review, jubilat, good foot, CARVE, and elsewhere.

Jen Benka
Jen Benka's collection, A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2005. She works as the managing director of Poets & Writers and is completing her MFA in poetry at The New School.

Meghan Punschke
Meghan Punschke resides in New York City and is currently attending The New School for an MFA in poetry. Her work has appeared in Free Focus. She is the host of “Word of Mouth,” a reading series in the West Village dedicated to poets and fiction writers. Her work will also appear in MiPoesias.

Sina Queyras
Sina Queyras’ Lemon Hound was published by Coach House Books this spring. Last year she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets. This fall an excerpt from Autobiography of Childhood, her novel-in-progress will appear in translation in the French literary journal Siecle 21. She is one-third curator of the belladonna reading series and still lives tentatively in Brooklyn. This fall she will offer a poetry workshop at Poets House on entering the texts of others.

Stacy Szymaszek
Stacy Szymaszek is the Program Coordinator and the Monday Night Reading Series Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. Her book Emptied of All Ships was released last year on Litmus Press and she has a chapbook forthcoming on Hot Whiskey Press.