- June 24 - Poetry Event at CREON Gallery
"Animal, vegetable or mineral: A Reading celebrating the spirit and its transmigrations", in conjunction with Peggy Cyphers' "Animal Spirits" exhibition. Featuring Dorothy Friedman August, Michael Carter, Stephen Paul Miller, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.
Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 pm
CREON Gallery, 238 East 24 St, 1B
Dorothy Friedman August, a widely published award winning poet, editor and teacher, has published two books, Family Album (Rio Editions, 1989) and The Liberty Years (Rio Editions, 1987). She's won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships and co-founded and edited The Helen Review and Downtown Poets. She has been published in numerous journals, including Partisan Review, Ms., Hanging Loose, and California Quarterly. Friedman teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and St. John's University.
Michael Carter, co-founder in 1982 of the sporadically published Redtape Literary /Arts magazine, has produced a multitude of art curations, readings, musical performances, and video presentations around New York City. His book of poems, Broken Noses and Metempsychoses was published by Fly By Night/Tribes Books in 1996.
Stephen Paul Miller teaches English at St. John's University. His poetry books include Being with a Bullet (Talisman), Skinny Eighth Avenue (Marsh Hawk Press), Art Is Boring for the Same Reason We Stayed in Vietnam (Domestic), The Bee Flies in May (Marsh Hawk Press). He is also the author of The Seventies Now: Culture as Surveillance (Duke University Press) andScrewball Consensus: Franklin Roosevelt, Alan Turing, and Preston Sturges. With Terence Diggory, Miller co-edited Scene of Our Selves: New Works on the New York School Poets (National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, Orono) and, with Daniel Morris, the forthcoming Secular Jewish Culture/Radical Poetic Practice (University of Alabama Press).
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright studied with Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley at St. Mark’s Church. He also studied with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and received an MFA in poetry. Wright is the author of Employment of the Apes, All in All, Drowning Light and other books of poetry, most recently The Name Poems (Sisyphus Press). He read his poems twice in the Museum of Modern Art's poetry series curated by Lita Hornick. From 1986 until 2001 he published 80 issues of Cover Magazine, The Underground National. Wright currently edits Live Mag! and hosts poetry events at the Bowery Poetry Club and La Mama Etc.