KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Thomas March + Star Black

April 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Raised in Illinois and now based in New York City, Thomas March is a poet, critic, and teacher. He has been a featured reader or performer at a number of New York CIty’s most esteemed venues, including Joe’s Pub, The Players, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Cornelia Street Café, and The Back Fence. His poetry column, “Appreciations,” which appears regularly in Lambda Literary Review, promotes new work by offering close readings of poems from recent collections. His poetry has appeared most recently in Bellevue Literary Review, The Account, The Common Online, Confrontation, Pleiades, and RHINO. He is a past winner of the Norma Millay Ellis Fellowship, awarded by the Millay Colony for the Arts, and he has received an Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he has also reviewed for American Book Review, The Believer, and New Letters, among others.

Star Black is the author of six books of poems, most recently Velleity’s Shade, (Saturnalia Books), a collaboration with Bill Knott. Her work includes three books of sonnets, Waterworn, Balefire, and Ghostwood, as well as a collection of double-sestinas, Double Time, and a book of collaged texts, October for Idas. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present, and 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11. She has taught at The New School, Stony Brook University, has lectured at the Bennington Writers Seminars, and is the co-founder of the KGB Bar Poetry Series in the East Village. She works in New York City as a photographer and visual artist.