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Two readings: Uljana Wolf and Erica Kaufman

October 11, 2011 @ 11:30 pm - October 12, 2011 @ 12:30 am

Plus: Re-introducting the ‘short open mike’ — a space for poets to sign up on the spot and give a brief, 1 – 3 minute reading. We welcome you to bring a short work that addresses ‘material lives’ to the event.

Admission: $6

The German poet and translator Uljana Wolf published two books of poetry, kochanie ich habe brot gekauft and falsche freunde (both kookbooks, Berlin), as well as “BOX OFFICE” (an essay on the prose poem). false friends, an English selection translated by Susan Bernofsky, appeared from Ugly Duckling Presse 2011.Her poems appeared in journals and anthologies such as New European Poetry (Graywolf, 2008), Dichten No. 10: 16 New German Poets (Burning Deck, 2008), jubilat, Chicago Review, Harper’s Magazine. She translatesnumerous poets into German, among them Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen, and was the co-editor of the Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2009. Photography by Katja Zimmermann.

Erica Kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009) as well as several chapbooks, most recently selections from INSTANT CLASSIC (Least Weasel 2011). More poems from this recent project, INSTANT CLASSIC,can be found online in Little Red Leaves and Elective Affinities. Recent prose can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter and Rain Taxi. Kaufman is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in Composition & Rhetoric, and teaches at Baruch College and Bard College’s Institute for Writing & Thinking and Institute for Language & Thinking.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


October 11, 2011 @ 11:30 pm
October 12, 2011 @ 12:30 am