3/15: Jen Benka, Michael Tod Edgerton, Ted Rees

Dear Multifariousers,

This Friday at 7PM, come join us with readings by Jen Benka, Michael Tod Edgerton, and Ted Rees.

Thom & Dottie


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/

Jen Benka is the author of the poetry collections Pinko (Hanging Loose Press) and A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers (Soft Skull Press); the artist book Preamble, a collaboration with Mark Wagner (Booklyn); and co-author, with Carol Mirakove, of the chapbook 1,138 (Belladonna). Her poems and essays have appeared in publications including Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Eoagh, Failbetter, How(ever), make/shift magazine, and a celebration of the poet Etel Adnan (Post-Apollo Press). She has worked at Poets & Writers, 826 National, and was recently named the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, which you can find at Poets.org.

Michael Tod Edgerton is the author of Vitreous Hide (Lavender Ink 2013). His poems have appeared as the contest winner of the Boston Review and Five Fingers Review poetry contests, and in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, EOAGH, New American Writing, New Orleans Review and Word For/Word, among other journals. He holds an MFA from the Program in Literary Arts at Brown University and is an associate editor with Tarpaulin Sky. A native of Lexington, KY, Tod currently lives in Atlanta with his partner, Greg, and their antisocial cat, Penelope. Information about ordering Vitreous Hide from the publisher, future reading dates, and about Tod’s ongoing participatory project, “what most vividly (a choral work),” can all be found on his website, MichaelTodEdgerton.blogspot.com. He tweets @TodEdge.

Ted Rees has lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia's suburbs, rural Ohio, San Francisco, and currently resides in Oakland. His work has appeared in TRY!, Ragtag, The Swan's Rag, Big Bell, Perfect Wave, and The Best Gay Erotica 2011. He worked as a music reviewer for XLR8R and MaximumRock'N'Roll. His most recent chapbook, Outlaws Drift in Every Vehicle of Thought, was just released by Trafficker Press.

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