Sunday, September 9, 2012


Howdy troupers,

We’ll be making a crash landing in New York this Sunday, Sept 16th at 5:30 at the Zinc Bar.  Michelle Naka Pierce and me, reading from new books, and a standing invitation from me to you, asking (no, scratch that) begging for your best, most considered verbal abuse!  Think of it: tell off a stranger and get a reward!  What could be better?  Tell you what: why don’t you practice a couple of times in front of the bathroom mirror, and once you’ve worked yourself into a seething rage, come on down to the Zinc Bar and let me have it!

Sunday, September 16, 2012 @5:30pm
Chris Pusateri & Michelle Naka Pierce
Zinc Bar
82 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012

MICHELLE NAKA PIERCE was born in Japan. She is the author of seven titles, including She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West and Symptom of Color (Dusie, 2011). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham UP, forthcoming 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. Pierce is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

CHRIS PUSATERI is the author of several books of poetry, including Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012), Molecularity (Dusie, 2011), Anon (BlazeVox, 2008) and North of There (Dusie, 2007). His poetry and critical prose has appeared in many periodicals, including American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Jacket, Verse and many others. A librarian by trade, he works in Denver, where he reviews new poetry and fiction titles for Library Journal and curates the Belmar Film Series, a free public program that showcases independent and foreign-language cinema.

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