1/30: Hossannah Asuncion, Mahogany L. Browne, & Eléna Rivera


Hossannah Asuncion was raised near the 105 and 710 freeways in L.A. She currently lives near an A/C stop in Brooklyn. Kimiko Hahn selected her manuscript, Fragments of Loss, for a 2010 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. She is also a Kundiman fellow.

An alumnae of Cave Canem and Poets House, Mahogany L. Browne  is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & About.com  Best Poetry Books of 2010. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima. As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC’s 1st Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is anticipating the release of several poetry collections in 2015: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books) & the anthology The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Harcourt). She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Brown is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator and currently an MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City, and spent her formative years in Paris. She has also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montréal and Providence, Rhode Island. She now resides in New York City. Her most recent books are: Atmosphered (Oystercatcher Press, 2014), Overture (http://www.metambesen.org/books, 2014), On the Nature of Position and Tone (Field Press, 2012), and The Perforate Map (Shearsman Books, 2011).
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Reading starts at 7PM.
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Spring 2015 line-up


Hello! Here is our Spring 2015 line-up. All readings start at 7 p.m.
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January 30thMahogany Browne, Eléna Rivera, Hossannah Asuncion 

February 6th: Kit Schluter, Farnoosh Fathi, Matthew Yeager

February 27thStephen Boyer, Deanna Havas, David Geer

March 13th: Gordon Hall, Max Steele, Buzz Slutzky

March 27thTommy Pico, Jessi Probus, Caroline Contillo 

April 10thJeanine Oleson, Leslie Allison, Jessica Posner

April 24thUljana Wolf, Anne Lesley Selcer, Anna Vitale 

May 15th: Arnold Kemp, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Erica Lewis 

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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://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/
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11/28: Sarah Rupp, Sophie Seita, Rodrigo Toscano


Sarah Rupp is the author of NONE OF MY BOYFRIENDS ARE RIVERBANK CORPSES, forthcoming from Mess Editions. She co-curated CURDS + WHEY, an anti-eviction reading series in Oakland. She lives in Richmond, Virginia and is an undergrad at VCU.

Sophie Seita works with poetry on the page, in performance and in video. Her books include 12 Steps (2012), Fantasias in Counting (2014), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (a chapbook-translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf, forthcoming 2015). Some videos have been exhibited and screened in the UK, US, and Germany. She is currently working on a long lyric poem called Meat, a conceptual closet drama called Don Carlos, or Royal Jelly, and has just finished a feminist inter-genre artist book with Anna Moser, titled Aesthetic Failings, or A Dialogue.

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press 2012). His previous collection, Collapsible Poetics Theater, was a 2007 National Poetry Series Selection. Forthcoming from Fence Books in 2016 is Explosion Rocks Springfield. He was the recipient of a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Against Expression, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Angels of the Americlypse, and Best American Poetry. His poetics plays have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater and Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival. His radio pieces have aired on WPIX FM, KAOS Public Radio, WNYU, and PS.1 Radio. His poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, Norwegian and Catalan. Toscano works for the Labor Institute in conjunction the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. He works out of a laptop, tethered to a Droid, residing in airports, occupying poetics in mid-flight.

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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/

11/14: Cara Benedetto, Marie Buck, Elaine Kahn



Cara Benedetto lives and works in New York, NY/USA. She studied at the Columbia University and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2009. Ever since she is presenting her work in single and group exhibitions all over the world. Among her last projects are Breaking Waves (how Fake Stakes Ate The Cake), Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY (2011) Gbmf, Souterrain, Berlin/Germany (2012), Where The Skin Gets Pinched, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA/USA, The Practice of Joy before Death, It just would not be a party without you, SCARAMOUCHE c/o Fruit and Flower Deli, New York (2009).

Marie Buck is the author of Life & Style (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009) and Portrait of Doom (Krupskaya, forthcoming 2015). Her work has been anthologized in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and translated into Italian for the magazine Abbiamo le Prove

ELAINE KAHN is an artist based in Oakland, Ca. She is author of several chapbooks including A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012), founding member of the P.Splash Puppet Collective and managing editor of Flowers & Cream.  Music releases include Not, I’ll Not (Ecstatic Peace, 2011) and After You (Hot Releases, 2014).  Her first full-length poetry collection is forthcoming from City Lights Books this spring.  Recent writing can be found in Art Papers.


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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/