KGB: The Dazzle and Fall of Love and Dogs

August 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Dazzle and Fall of Love and Dogs is a flow reading by poets from Jacar Press, A Community-Active press..  Poets will occupy the stage simultaneously and read poems in sequence, interweaving their voices, riffing off each other, so the evening will flow from start to finish.  Any dancers in the audience are welcome to contribute movement improv.

People in attendance are invited to bring a single 1-page poem, and we will close the flow reading by conducting a Poetry Orchestra involving everyone who has brought a poem.

21 and over.  2 drink minimum.

Jacar Press Poets

Deborah Bogen’s collections of poetry are Living by the Children’s Cemetery; Landscape with Silos(National Poetry Series Finalist and Winner of the 2005 XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize); Let Me Open You a Swan; and In Case of Sudden Free Fall, selected by Helene Cardona as the winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length Poetry Book contest.  Her poems and reviews are published widely. In the off-hours she’s working with other activists to save the country and playing ukelele in the Highland Park Mini-Band.

Tina Kelley’s third poetry collection, Abloom and Awry, came out in April from CavanKerry Press, joining Precise , and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a 2003 Washington State Book Award. Ardor, her first chapbook, won the Jacar Press chapbook competition, selected by Zeina Hashem Beck. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, and reported for The New York Times for ten years, sharing in a staff Pulitzer. Her writing has appeared in Poetry East, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Best American Poetry 2009. She has lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and now lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood, NJ.

Adam Scheffler grew up in California, received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his PhD in English from Harvard. His first book of poems – A Dog’s Life – was selected by Denise Duhamel as the winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length Poetry Book Contest.His poems appear in Plume, Barrow Street, The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, Rattle, North American Review, Sewanee Review, One and elsewhere.  He is the winner of River Styx’s 2014 International Poetry Contest. He is currently a Preceptor in Harvard’s Expository Writing Program for which he teaches a course on Hell and the Underworld.

Alison Stone has published three previous full-length collections, Ordinary Magic, (NYQ Books, 2016), Dangerous Enough(Presa Press 2014), and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award; as well as three chapbooks. Her poems have appear in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin award. She was recently Writer in Residence at LitSpace St. Pete. She is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot. A licensed psychotherapist, she has private practices in NYC and Nyack