KGB: LIVE MAG #16

May 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LiVE MAG! #16
With

LEAVES OF LIVE!

Featuring
Joe Elliot
Julia Knobloch
Susan Lewis
Larissa Shmailo

And super guest
ANDREI CODRESCU

Hosted by
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Joe Elliot is the author of If It Rained Here, a collaboration with Julie Harrison (Granary Books, 2004), Opposable Thumb (subpress, 2006), Homework
(Lunar Chandelier, 2010), and Idea for a B Movie (Free Scholars Press, 2016). He teaches English and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their three sons.

Julia Knobloch is a former documentary filmmaker, a member of the poetry collective Sweet Action, and the recipient of a 2017 Brooklyn Poets fellowship. Her debut collection Do Not Return is forthcoming with Broadstone Books in the fall of 2019.

Susan Lewis is the author of Zoom, winner of the 2017 Washington Prize (The Word Works, 2018), as well as nine other books and chapbooks, most recently Heisenberg’s Salon (BlazeVOX [books], 2017), This Visit (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), How to Be Another (Červená Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). Lewis’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such publications as The Awl, Cimmaron, andThe Boston Review.

Larissa Shmailo is a poet, novelist, translator, editor, and critic. Her new novel is Sly Bang; her first novel is Patient Women. Her poetry collections are Medusa’s Country, #specialcharacters , In Paran , A Cure for Suicide, and Fib Sequence . Her poetry albums are The No-Net World and Exorcism, for which she won the New Century Best Spoken Word Album award. Shmailo is the original English-language translator of the first Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by Alexei Kruchenych, performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and theaters and universities worldwide. Shmailo also edited the online anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and has been a translator for the Eugene A. Nida Institute of Biblical Scholarship on the Russian Bible. Currently, she is guest-editing an upcoming Russia and politics issue of Matter. Please see more about Larissa at her website www.larissashmailo.com

Andrei Codrescu is an homme-de-lettres whose poetry, novels, and essays have been infiltrating the American psyche since he emigrated from his native Romania to Detroit in 1966. The University of Pittsburgh Press has just published his latest book No Time Like Now, (Pitt Poetry Series, 2019). He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters. He has received a Peabody award for his film Road Scholar, and has been a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered” since 1983. He lives in New Orleans, the Ozarks, and Brooklyn, New York.