Poetry and Comedy Night this Saturday, 9/25


Please join us this Saturday at 7 p.m. for a Poetry and Comedy night. It is going to be funny!

Poets and comedians will include:

Evan Fleischer
Sommer Browning
Elisa Gabbert
Gabby Dunn
Mark Leidner
Dan Magers

Bios and pics are as follows. Check out our fall line-up here and to your right right here on this here blog.

We'll see you there!

Evan Fleischer is a writer and a comedian. His work has appeared in McSweeney's and been praised by The Guardian and the head writer of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first one) as "intelligent, admirable, and very funny" and "very funny and clever." He has a beard.

Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics and tells jokes. Her first book of poems is coming out in 2011 with Birds, LLC. Visit her at www.asthmachronicles.com.

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Sentence. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.

Gaby Dunn began her comedy career at Emerson College in Boston as a writer and performer in the sketch comedy troupe, Chocolate Cake City. As a stand-up comedian, she has performed at Boston's Comedy Studio, at Comix and the People's Improv Theater in NYC and at the show she co-produces and co-hosts, Mish Mosh. (Every second Thursday of the month, 8 pm, Birch Coffee, be there!) She is also a writer whose work has appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Boston Globe, and on Comedy Central's thedailyshow.com and colbertnation.com, all of which she interned for in college. She is currently an entertainment media blogger for AOL TV Squad and Moviefone. She loves the Internet so much, she should just marry it.

Mark Leidner is the author of several chapbooks. Recent poems can be found in Skein and Lamination Colony. He also co-edits DUETS, an international chapbook series. He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

Dan Magers graduated from The New School’s MFA program and works on engineering books for a publishing company. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review (sinkreview.org), an online poetry magazine, as well as a chapbook press called Immaculate Disciples Press. He has poems published in Sixth Finch, Eleven Eleven, the tiny, and forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, among other places. A regular contributor of books reviews at New Pages (newpages.com), he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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