KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Lynn Melnick + Joanna Klink

December 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lynn Melnick is the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence (YesYes Books, 2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012), and the co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others. She teaches poetry at the 92Y and has mentored at Girls Write Now. She will be a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for the 2017-2018 academic year. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Joanna Klink is the author of They Are Sleeping (University of Georgia Press, 2000), Circadian (Penguin, 2007), Raptus (Penguin, 2010), and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin, 2015). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Bogliasco Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.