KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

December 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

December 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

December 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

December 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

December 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

December 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Tiferet

December 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

December 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: MWA Reading

December 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

December 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

December 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

December 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: The Crossing Book Launch

December 05, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Come celebrate the launch of Joseph Fasano’s new book of poetry, The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018), with readings by Fasano and special guests.  Books will be available for signing.

Joseph Fasano is the author of three previous books of poetry: Vincent (2015), a book-length poem that Rain Taxi Review hailed as “a major literary achievement”; Inheritance (2014), a James Laughlin Award nominee; and Fugue for Other Hands (2013), which won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was nominated for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior the award year.” Fasano’s poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Tin House, FIELD, American Literary Review, and other publications.  He has been featured by the PEN Poetry Series, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, as well as the anthologies Poem-A-Day: 365 Poems for Any Occasion (Abrams, 2015) and The Aeolian Harp (Glass Lyre Press, 2014).  He teaches at Manhattanville College and Columbia University, where he is the Faculty Advisor for Quarto, the undergraduate creative writing journal.  He is also the curator of The American Poem Series.

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KGB: Liar’s League

December 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

December 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

November 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

November 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

November 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

November 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

November 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 16, 2018
9:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

November 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

November 09, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

November 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

November 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

November 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

October 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

October 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

October 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

October 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

October 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: MWA Reading

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


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

October 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

October 12, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

October 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

October 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Liar’s League

October 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: New York Writers Workshop

October 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

September 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Paragraph

September 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

September 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

September 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Daniel Isengart

September 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Daniel Isengart is a writer, cabaret entertainer and private chef living in Brooklyn. He has written about food and related subjects for Slate and The Huffington Post and is a frequent contributor to Jarry Magazine. Daniel is also the subject of The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart, written by his partner Filip Noterdaeme.

The Art of Gay Cooking, a culinary memoir, is a gay adaptation of The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. Out in June 2018, it has a foreword by celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower, the godfather of California cuisine, and has already received endorsements by prolific authors such as Betty Fussell, Justin Spring, Luke Barr and Rex Reed, among others.

Queering the Kitchen, explores the legacy and influence of gay men and women in America’s culinary world.

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

September 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

September 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

September 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Dawn Raffel, Rebecca Entel, and Donna Baier Stein

September 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dawn Raffel’s new book is the The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, a hidden medical history. She is also the author of two story collections, a novel, and a memoir. Her work has been widely anthologized.

Rebecca Entel is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College, where she teaches multicultural American literature, Caribbean literature, creative writing, and the literature of social justice. Her short stories and essays have been published in such magazines as Guernica, Joyland, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Cleaver, and The Madison Review. Her first novel, Fingerprints of Previous Owners, was published by Unnamed Press in 2017.

Donna Baier Stein is the author of The Silver Baron’s Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Bronze winner in Foreword Reviews 2017 Book of the Year Award, more), Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist), Sometimes You Sense the Difference, and the newly released Letting Rain Have Its Say. She was a Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review and founded and publishes Tiferet Journal. Her work has been published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Writer’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals and anthologies. 
www.donnabaierstein.com


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

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


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

September 14, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: The Liars’ League Songbook

September 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sunday Night Fiction

September 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

September 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

September 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

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


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

August 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

August 10, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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RR: F Bomb Reading Series

August 03, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

August 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: MWA Reading

August 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liar’s League

August 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

July 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

July 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

July 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

July 13, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Tim Shaner and t thilleman

July 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RR: F Bomb Reading Series

July 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: New York Writers Workshop

July 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Swing Scholars

June 28, 2018
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Sideshow Goshko

June 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Eli Chalmer Trio

June 22, 2018
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Ukulele Cabaret

June 21, 2018
9:30 pm -

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KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

June 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

June 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Bruce Benderson X Christopher Stoddard

June 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prix de Flore-winning novelist Bruce Benderson and author Christopher Stoddard read from their new books, releasing from Itna Press in 2018.

About the Authors

Bruce Benderson is a novelist, essayist and translator whose most well-known book, The Romanian: Story of an Obsession (Penguin, 2006), was awarded the prestigious Prix de Flore in its French edition. Other publications include the essay collection Sex and Isolation (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007), the novels Pacific Agony (Semotext(e), 2009) and User (Plume, 1995), and the story collection Pretending to Say No (Plume, 1990). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Libération and many other American and French publications. He regularly translates books from the French. His story collection Urban Gothic: The Complete Stories releases from Itna Press in late summer 2018.

Christopher Stoddard’s new novel At Night Only releases from Itna Press on June 19, 2018. Featured in OUT Magazine’s “Tastemakers” issue in 2015 for his contributions to LGBT literature and publishing, he’s written two other novels: Limiters (Itna Press, 2014), and White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

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


RR: TNS After Hours

June 15, 2018
6:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Mistress Velvetina’s Variety Show

June 08, 2018
9:00 pm -

2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Writers Hotel

June 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Writers Hotel

June 08, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

June 07, 2018
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.

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KGB: MWA Reading

June 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: New York Writers Workshop

June 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Liar’s League

June 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Midway Meets Manhattan

June 05, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kim Chinquee is the author of five fiction collections, most recently, Shot Girls, due out in June 2018 with Ravenna Press. She is Senior Editor of New World Writing, Chief Editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal), and co-directs the writing major at SUNY-Buffalo State.

Francine Witte is the author of the poetry chapbooks Only, Not Only (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and First Rain (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), winner of the Pecan Grove Press competition, and the flash fiction chapbooks Cold June (Ropewalk Press), selected by Robert Olen Butler as the winner of the 2010 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, and The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press). Her latest poetry chapbook, Not All Fires Burn the Same won the 2016 Slipstream chapbook contest. Her full-length poetry collection, Café Crazy is forthcoming from Kelsay Books. She lives in New York City.

Pamela Gay is an Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University, State University of New York where she teaches flash memoir and flash fiction. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) award in creative nonfiction and a national e-book for digital storytelling.  Her writing has been published in Midway Journal, Brevity, Iowa Review, Paterson Literary Review, Vestal Review, Grey Sparrow, Monkeybicycle, and other literary magazines as well as in two anthologies.  Her flash memoir “Against the Wall” recently earned an honorable mention in a Midway Journal contest judged by Michael Martone. She is working on a book-length called I’m So Glad You’re Here.

Jhon Sánchez: A native of Colombia, Mr. Sánchez obtained political asylum in the United States. He received a JD/LLM from IU, an MFA from LIU, and he is also a contributor to Pressenza International Press Agency. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Best of the Net. He enjoys cooking and traveling in his spare time.

Hannah Sloane lives in Brooklyn and she’s originally from England. She recently finished her first novel and her essays and short stories have appeared in Storychord, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fwriction:Review, Litro, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter @hansloane.

Blake Kilgore lives in Burlington, New Jersey, with his wife and four sons. People there treat him with kindness, and he is at ease living among the old and tall forests of the Garden State. His lingering accent, however, verifies that his heart is still Texan and Okie. Blake is perplexed by, yet clings to – faith; both sides of this struggle can be found in his writing, which has recently appeared in Blue Fifth Review, Rathalla Review, Lunch Ticket, The Nassau Review and Midway Journal. To learn more, please visit blakekilgore.com

Namkyu Oh is a Korean American poet from New Jersey. He recently graduated from Princeton University where he studied politics and poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gravel Magazine, Kweli Journal, Midway Journal and others. He currently stays emotional in New York City.

Ralph Pennel is a founding editor and the fiction editor of the online literary journal, Midway Journal. He is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared in Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Tarpaulin Sky, Reality Beach, Elm Leaves Journal, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other publications. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. He teaches poetry and writing at Bentley University.


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

June 01, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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KGB: Maya Alexandri

May 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RR: East Cost Salon

May 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Angels Flight—Literary West

Angel’s Flight * literary west presents an East Coast Salon, curated by Lillian Ann Slugocki and Michele Raphael. Featuring: Michael J Seidlinger, Alison Kinney, Jennifer Baker, Tobias Carroll, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, and Marnie Goodfriend. http://aflwmag.com/

For more info: laslugocki@gmail.com

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KGB: Jenna and Emma Share New Stories

May 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What A Terrible Realization: Jenna and Emma Share New Stories
The storytelling duo returns to their favorite spot to bring you tales of hot monks, lost cats, man-boys, Urban Outfitters bathroom disasters, and the dawns and dooms of love affairs past and present.

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedy writer and actor. She’s hosted HQ Trivia live several times in front of millions of players internationally.
She was named a 2016 Comedy Central “Comic to Watch” and a finalist in the truTV “Comedy Breakout” competition at the 2017 New York Television Festival.
Emma wrote for Almost Genius on truTV, and as an actor has collaborated with Al Sharpton, Reggie Watts, Aparna Nancherla, and Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls at the Party”: writing for and then appearing in absurd sketches with them. Emma is a founding member of sketch group Political Subversities and the writing duo Ari and Emma. www.emmatattenbaumfine.com @emmatbomb on Instagram

Jenna Dioguardi is an actor, writer, and storyteller. She was most recently seen in the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning cast of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves in critically acclaimed runs at Lincoln Center Theater, The Duke on 42nd Street, and New York Stage and Film. Other credits include writing & performing with musical-sketch-comedy group Political Subversities (The People’s Improv Theater), and Jenna’s original yearly holiday cabaret, A Merry Little Evening (The Duplex). She can be heard storytelling to people sipping cocktails, most often at KGB Bar & Lit Journal. Adapted from one of her short stories, Jenna’s first short film, Superheroes At Your Door (directed and co-produced by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine) will be released in Summer 2018. BFA: NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. www.jennadioguardi.com // @jennadio3


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

May 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Red Door Sessions

May 25, 2018
7:00 pm -

Doors 7pm
No cover.  2 drink mininmum.
CHRIS SUCH & HIS SAVAGES
Chris Such and His Savages are the Headless Horsemen formed in September 1985, by guitarist Elan Portnoy from the Fuzztones, and bassist Peter Stuart of the Tryfles, both stalwarts of the NYC Dive scene in the early 80’s. Guitarist Chris Cush and drummer Dave Ari joined the next year, and the band soon signed to Resonance Records, releasing their all-original debut LP CAN’T HELP BUT SHAKE in 1987. The Horsemen toured Europe extensively over the next couple of years with an all-out scorcher of a rock show show influenced by The Flamin’ Groovies, The Who, and the Pretty Things, among many others. Disbanding as the 90’s dawned, Chris Cush went on to found the legendary Mojo Guitars in the East Village, but the Horsemen reform on special occasions and are known to host surprise cameo appearances from first-wave garage rock icons such as the Moving Sidewalks’ Billy Gibbons, Roy Loney of Flamin’ Groovies, and others.

THE SHARPS
The Sharps are a new group out of NYC, comprised of former members of The Optic Nerve, Beat Rats, and The Fabulous Blue Jays. Reminiscent of the punk bands of the mid-seventies The Sharps are touring in between writing and recording their debut album. 

KID BOWERY
A pioneer in the practice of ayahuasca-based divination and LSD micro-dosing, DJ/musican Kid Bowery partook, last spring, in a “somatic experiencing” study sponsored by Denmark’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The experience is one he credits as having spurred on his breakthrough theory of Contra Ishcemic omni-Consciousness (CIoC). “No one got bored on the fjord!” says Bowery, in fond remembrance of the Christiania-based study’s participants who later enlisted his turntabling chops to help celebrate the study’s conclusion through a series of “Midnattsol Dans-in” (or midnight sun dance-in’s). Kid Bowery psych-heavy sets were the centerpiece to an event the Scandinavian press described as “an historic fortnight of sweaty transcendence.”

*Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance though direct donation to organizations that fight for reproductive rights and freedoms, arts/legal support for undocumented youth, and an end to climate change denial.

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KGB: Sideshow Goshko

May 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

May 23, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

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RR: The War Nerd Iliad

May 23, 2018
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

John Dolan, aka Gary Brecher, The War Nerd, has written the first cool translation of The Iliad since they said it out loud round the campfire.  What makes it different? Because it’s in prose, gripping prose, telling a story that is hilarious and violent, about civilizations totally different than ours.  It’s more like a fantasy novel about superpowered beings than a prissy poem. But that’s what poetry was like back then, more like our movies than our poems.

There will be books to buy and get signed, and lots of drinking, in
one of the most beautiful Art Deco spaces in New York, made up to recreate the 1920s speakeasy it once was.

John will be interviewed by Mark Ames.  He’ll do some readings and there will of course be Q&A, about both the Iliad and any war you ever wanted to know about.

For those who don’t know them, John and Mark produce one of the best
podcasts on Patreon, Radio War Nerd, now up to 130th weekly episode.

John has published several books of poetry and literary criticism,
dozens of articles on literature and culture, and hundreds of articles on war under his nom de plume de guerre.

Mark cofounded the eXile with Matt Taibbi, and is one of the only English-speaking people who know exactly what happened in Russia during the 1990s transition and since. He wrote _Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond_ in 2005, which is just as relevant as ever.  He has also published hundreds of long-read articles on an amazing range of subjects.  He is one of the world’s foremost investigative journalists.  He’s currently contemplating writing a book on the current Russia scare, and we should all use this opportunity to drunkenly encourage him.

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