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Congrats Amy Lawless!!

Amy was recently awarded a NYFA fellowship for her outstanding contributions to the world of poesy. Check it.

Also, check out a recent Nathan Austin coup here.

Also, Alex Smith’s story, “The Model of a Boy” appears in the current issue of Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction. Downloadable, FREE, here.

Go Black Maze Books contributors!!


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Amy Lawless is reading at Cake Shop on Sunday

with our old friend Sampson Starkweather and Robyn Art, who I believe we published in Red China eons ago:


5 PM



robyn art + john ebersole + austin lagrone + amy lawless + sampson starkweather

polestar reading series

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Andy has another round of events at Open Air Modern

Open Air Modern

Spring Design Events Series

All events are free to public at 7pm

at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand & Powers)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


To Inform and Delight (2008)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


By It’s Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design

with presenting authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Francis Bacon (1985)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Public Discourse (2003)

with filmmaker Quenell Jones in dialogue


Open Air Modern at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand and Powers)

Ph: 718-383-6465

Online at and

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Amy Lawless is reading with Rachel Glaser at the Poetry Project on Monday Night

April 11, 2011
8:00 pm

Rachel B. Glaser’s collection of stories is called Pee on Water and was released by Publishing Genius Press. She has a poetry chapbook, Heroes are so Long, from Minutes Books. She lives in Northampton, MA, blogs at and paints the NBA.

Amy Lawless grew up in Boston, but she lives in Brooklyn. Her first book Noctis Licentia was published by Black Maze Books in 2008. Her poems have appeared most recently in Lit and Everyday Genius. Sometimes she blogs for Best American Poetry or at

Poetry Project.

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The Valentine’s edition of the reading at Chrystie

Join guest host Leigh Stein on Thursday, February 17 to lick your lovelorn wounds with poets Anselm Berrigan, Sasha Fletcher, & Eugene Ostashevsky.

7 PM

The Four-Faced Liar

165 w. 4th Street

New York, NY

Anselm Berrigan is a poet and the author of five books, the most recent being Free Cell, published by City Lights in 2009. A book-length poem, Notes from Irrelevance, will be published by Wave Books this fall. With his mother and brother he co-edited the just published Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U.Cal). He is the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, holds too many part-time teaching jobs, and lives in New York City, where he grew up (and down).

Sasha Fletcher is the author of the novella WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED MARCHING BANDS WILL FILL THE STREETS AND WE WILL NOT HEAR THEM BECAUSE WE WILL BE UPSTAIRS IN THE CLOUDS. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn.

 Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet and translator. His two-and-some-odd books poetry include Iterature and The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, both published by Ugly Duckling Presse. He also edited and co-translated OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism, containing the writings of 1930s poets and philosophers like Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. Look for videos of his work on YouTube and for recordings at

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This Month’s installment of Fireside Follies

w/ our ol’ friend Andy dj’ing straight Blowfly.

This months all-star lineup includes
-novelist Arthur Nersesian
-poet Eileen Myles
-artist Julia Wertz
-novelist Justin Taylor
-poet Tom Oristaglio
-our guest DJ A.P. Smith.

Sat., Jan. 15 @7pm
Brooklyn Fire Proof
119 Ingraham St. (at Porter Ave.)
Morgan L stop
Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Also, the resolution edition of the Reading at Chrystie

The Reading at Chrystie Street resolves:

* to present the work of ALINA GREGORIAN & ADAM FITZGERALD

* to write shorter announcements

* to find & feature the best writers ever in the world for real

* to outshout the drunks

* to find more reasons to explore the basement of the Four-Faced Liar

 Resolve to join us Thursday, January 20 at 7 PM to absolve 2010’s excesses in the bright cleansing light of poetry with Alina Gregorian & Adam Fitzgerald.

 The Four-Faced Liar

165 West 4th Street,
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

 Alina Gregorian’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various publications including Boston ReviewWashington Square ReviewCaketrainJuked, and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets College Prize and edits Maggy (

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