4/4: Betsy Fagin, Joseph Mosconi, Ara Shirinyan



Betsy Fagin is an activist, poet and librarian who explores the territory where art, information access and political engagement through direct action meet. She is the author of Poverty Rush (Three Sad Tigers, 2011), the science seemed so solid (dusie kollektiv, 2011), Belief Opportunity (Big Game Books Tinyside, 2008), Rosemary Stretch (dusie e/chap, 2006) and For every solution there is a problem (Open 24 Hours, 2003).


Joseph Mosconi is the author of Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc, 2013) and Demon Miso/Fashion in Child (Make Now Press, 2014). He lives in LA where he co-curates Poetic Research Bureau and is the editor of Area Sneaks, a magazine for art and writing. 

   


Ara Shirinyan lives in Glendale, a suburb in Los Angeles County. He was born in the Armenian SSR and moved here by his parents in 1987. Issues of identity, nationalism (imagination) & habitat (reality) cause him much grief. He writes, often appropriates, textures, works in the book form, both material and digital. Since 2003 he has edited and published Make Now Press, a publisher of innovative writing. He has made or authored several books, including Syria Is in the World, Your Country Is Great, Handsome Fish Offices, Speech Genres. He likes starting or instigating gatherings. He has played music (Godzik Pink), co-founded an all ages venue (The Smell Club) and co-directs at Poetic Research Bureau. He divides his time between adjuncting at a local community college (ELAC!), trying to be a great parent/partner, working in construction, and publishing. He is working on things.


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Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html
Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/

3/21: Steffani Jemison, Steven Seidenberg, Christine Shan Shan Hou




STEFFANI JEMISON is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Jemison founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press will publish its eighth book in 2013. Jemison has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is a 2013 recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and an Art Matters Foundation grant. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  (photo courtesy: Kevin Killian)

STEVEN SEIDENBERG is a San Francisco based writer and artist. His first book of lyric, philosophical prose, Itch, was released from RAW ArT Press in January 2014. He is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, most recently Null Set from Spooky Actions Books, and is co-editor of the poetry journal pallaksch.pallaksch.


CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU is a poet and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include the forthcoming chapbook Food Cuts Short Cuts (The New Megaphone 2014), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010). Additional poems and/or artwork appear in Weekday, EOAGH, Bone Bouquet, Belladonna, Gwarlingo, ILK, LIT, The Atlas Review, tender, Lemon Hound, and Two Serious Ladies amongst others. She has received awards from Key West Literary Seminar, The Flow Chart Foundation/The Academy for American Poets, and Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. She occasionally writes about performance for The Performance Club and Hyperallergic Weekend, and is currently a member of the Brooklyn Yoga Collective where she teaches free yoga classes to kids in the neighborhood.


Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html
Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/

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3/7: Susan Bernofsky, Charles Bernstein, Brian Droitcour

Hello!

Please join us this Friday night, at 7 pm, for readings by:

Susan Bernofsky!
Charles Bernstein!
Brian Droitcour!

Bios and pics below.

Invite your Facebook friends here.

See you there,
Dorothea Lasky 

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The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html
Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/
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Charles Bernstein's most recent books are Recalculating and Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions (both from the University of Chicago Press). More info: epc.buffalo.edu.


Susan Bernofsky, one of the preeminent translators of German-language literature, teaches literary translation in the MFA Writing Program of the Columbia University School of the Arts, where she serves as Director of Literary Translation at Columbia, and chairs the Translation Committee of the PEN American Center.  Her lifelong fascination with German literature began when she first read the Grimms' fairy tales in the original as a high school student. She takes particular interest in the lines of influence linking eighteenth and nineteenth century German thought to modern and contemporary literature and theater in the German-speaking world and beyond. Her writings on literature and culture are informed by her experience of living between two continents and cultures. She blogs about literary translation at www.translationista.org, and is currently at work on a biography of the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, whom she has been translating for over twenty-five years.






Brian Droitcour is a writer, translator, critic, an editor at the New Inquiry and a PhD candidate in comparative literature at New York University. He has contributed reviews and essays to Artforum, Art in America, and Rhizome, among other publications, and his angry letters to the editor have been published in Artforum and n+1. He has been yelping since January 2012 and his account was given Elite status this fall. His web site fifteenstars.com, a collection of found Yelp reviews with illustrations and an accompanying essay, was featured as part of the New Museum's First Look series of online exhibitions in October 2013. Among other projects, Brian is currently editing Klaus_ebooks, a series of artists' ebooks published by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, and translating a collection of poems by Russian artist and poet Andrei Monastyrski, to be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2015.  




This Friday night: Poetry is For Lovers, Not Haters

Dear Hearts and Flowers,

Join us this Friday night, Valentine's Day (2/14), at 7 pm, for a very special reading, featuring the love ballads of:

Todd Colby!
Adam Fitzgerald!
Lonely Christopher!
Arthur Seefahrt!

As well, we will be featuring "The Sexton Sweetheart," a special cocktail celebrating the poetry of Anne Sexton. The cocktail will be like her poems, strong and full of pomegranate and bourbon, with a kick.

Invite your Facebook friends here.

Bios and pics below.

See you on Friday!
Love,
Dorothea Lasky
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The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html
Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/
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Todd Colby is the author of Splash State, to be published by The Song Cave in 2014. Visit him at gleefarm.blogspot.com.




Adam Fitzgerald is the author of The Late Parade, his debut collection of poetry from W. W. Norton’s historic Liveright imprint. A 2005 graduate of Boston College, in 2008 he received his Masters in Editorial Studies from Boston University’s Editorial Institute. In 2010, he received his MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His poems, essays and interviews have appeared in A Public SpaceBoston ReviewConjunctions,Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy and contributing editor for The American Reader. In September 2013, he co-curated the immersive-environment exhibit “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things” for Loretta Howard Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Next summer, he will direct The Ashbery Home School in Hudson, New York with Timothy Donnelly and Dorothea Lasky. He teaches at The New School and Rutgers University, and lives in a pea-sized studio in NYC.




Lonely Christopher is a poet and filmmaker. He is the author of the poetry collection Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, which was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books. His plays have been produced in New York City and China. He wrote and directed the feature film MOM (Cavazos Films, 2013) and his stories have been adapted for the screen in Canada and France. He lives in Brooklyn.






Arthur Seefahrt lives alone in the wilderness in Eastern Pennsylvania. You may have encountered some of his work published on trees with a tac or some gum.  He has studied at University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University, and presently yield up to two pints of blueberries a day, as well as having created several cats out of hair trimmings, ground beef and a wire hanger.