KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Tadeusz Dabrowski + Scarlett Sabet + Ariana Reines

November 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tadeusz Dąbrowski is a Polish poet, essayist and critic. He is the editor of the literary bimonthly Topos and the art director of the European Poet of Freedom Festival. He has been published, among others, in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Agni, American Poetry Review, Tin House, Harvard Review, Little Star, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, and Guernica.  Author of seven volumes of poetry in his native Polish, the most recent of which is Środek wyrazu (2016).
His work has been translated into 20 languages. Recipient of fellowships from Yaddo (2015), Omi International Arts Center (2013), and Vermont Studio Center (2011).  He has published two poetry collections in the US: Black Square (2011) and Posts (2017), both by Zephyr Press. The reading at the KGB Bar is a part of the tour promoting Posts.  He lives in Gdańsk on the Baltic Coast of Poland.

Scarlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. Her first collection “Rocking Underground” was launched with a reading at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014. Her second collection “The Lock And The Key” was launched at Shakespeare and Company in Paris.  Scarlett and her work have featured in GQ, Tatler, Dazed and Confused, Smear, The Lonely Crowd, KCWToday and Constellation Magazine.  She has also read at the William Morris Gallery, the World’s End Bookshop, Leighton House, Burberry, The Groucho Club, Atlantis Bookshop, and No Alibis bookshop in Belfast.  Sir Van Morrison commented on Scarlett’s work : “"What strikes me about Scarlett’s work it that it’s very cutting edge and it’s making poetry interesting again. I love both the intensity and the spiritual aspect she conveys.”

Ariana Reines’ books of poetry include The Cow (2006), which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion (2007); and Mercury (2011). Her poems have been anthologized in Against Expression (2011) and Gurlesque (2010). Known for her interest in bodily experience, the occult, new media, and the possibilities of the long or book-length form, Reines has been described as “one of the crucial voices of her generation” by Michael Silverblatt on NPR’s Bookworm.