Scott Larner, Mike Reilly and myself will be reading at Bar on A for the Guerilla Lit Reading Series:

The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series welcomes Alex Smith, Scott Larner, and Mike Reilly to Bar on A.

Join us at 7:30 P.M on April 28th.

Alex Smith is the author of Lux, a book of poems, and the newly published novella The Berserk (Superchief Books). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best American Poetry Blog, Vice Magazine, and Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction.

Scott Larner graduated from Michigan State University and currently lives in Brooklyn. His short stories have appeared in Red Cedar Review and Red China Magazine. He is currently finishing a science fiction novel and a post-post apocalyptic pen and paper role-playing game with Alex Smith. He is a co-founder of Sporting Gentlemen, Inc., a start-up press that has just published its first book, H.P. Lovecraft’s Against Religion.

Mike Reilly lives in Astoria and teaches at Queensborough Community College. He is one-quarter of the Sporting Gentlemen publishing group, where he’s known as Posh Sport. He has an MFA from The New School, and is friend to all birds and beasts.

We’ll have Lovecraft books and our books. Do come?


Nathan Austin, BMB author of Survey Says!, and Dan Magers, family friend and editor of sink review and future editor of Dick Pig Review, will be reading at THE READING ON CHRYSTIE STREET.

It’s an excellent reading series hosted by Lauren Ireland and Steve Roberts. Please join us!

Nathan Austin & Dan Magers

Weds., June 24. 7:00p.

Home Sweet Home

131 Chrystie Street

(J,M,Z to Bowery. F,V to 2nd Av., B,D to Grand St.)

Nathan Austin‘s publications include Tie an O (Burning Press, 1998), (glost) (Handwritten Books, 2002) and Survey Says! (Black Maze Books, 2009).  Poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Kiosk, Combo, Aufgabe, Tight, Diagram, and Little Red Leaves.

Dan Magers graduated from The New School’s MFA program in 2005, and is co-editor of Sink Review (, an online poetry magazine.  He’s had poems published in the tiny and Red China Magazine, Dick Pig Review, and Thirteen Myna Birds. He works at the publishing company John Wiley & Sons and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of Survey Says!, they will be on hand.  Join us!

Amy Lawless in a Literary Death Match hosted by Opium Magazine’s Todd Zuniga.

New York City’s most unlucky LDM yet (Ep. 13) will make its first-ever appearance at Pianos in the Lower East Side. Hosted by Todd Zuniga and super-agent Erin Hosier, the lineup boasts Heidi Julavits (The Uses of Enchantment) Cheryl Wagner (Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around), Amy Lawless (Noctis Licentia), B.C. Edwards (Evitative), all to be judged by Richard Lawson (Gawker) and many more! Hold thy breath!

Can’t make it? Follow the action live on Twitter (@toddzuniga).

When: Thursday, April 23; Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pianos, Manhattan
158 Ludlow St., (212) 505-3733

Cost: $5

LDM NYC’s 2009 debut was an absolute knockout that saw Cintra Wilson first turn a hostile crowd with her charms, then out-art co-finalist Christopher Monks in a drawing duel like none other. The result: Wilson stole not only the show, but the LDM crown. Want more details? They’re all right here.

Nathan Austin’s Survey Says! Opening and Reading

At Lolita Bar on April 28th. More details TBA.

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