Comedy Club

KGB Bar Litmag Contributor Reading

March 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Event

Elaine Equi
Jerome Sala
Wayne Koestenbaum
Shiv Kotecha
Elaine Equi’s books include Sentences and Rain, Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems, and most recently, The Intangibles (all from Coffee House Press). Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe NationThe New YorkerPoetry, and in many editions of the Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The New School.
Jerome Sala’s latest book is Corporations Are People, Too! (NYQ Books). His other collections include cult classics such as The Cheapskates (Lunar Chandelier)Look Slimmer Instantly (Soft Skull), Raw Deal: New and Selected PoemsThe TripI Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent and Spaz Attack. His work has appeared in The Brooklyn RailConjunctionsPleiadesBoundary 2, and many others. His blog on poetry and pop culture is espressobongo
Wayne Koestenbaum—poet, critic, artist, performer—has published nineteen books, including Camp Marmalade, Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Hotel Theory, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Andy Warhol, Humiliation, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist).  His next book, a collection of essays, Figure It Out, will be published by Soft Skull in May 2020.  He has exhibited his paintings in solo shows at White Columns (New York), 356 Mission (L.A.), and the University of Kentucky Art Museum.  His first piano/vocal record, Lounge Act, was released by Ugly Duckling Presse Records in 2017;  he has given musical performances at The Kitchen, REDCAT, Centre Pompidou, The Walker Art Center, The Artist’s Institute, The Poetry Project, and the Renaissance Society.  He is a Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Shiv Kotecha is the author of The Switch (Wonder, 2018) and EXTRIGUE (Make Now, 2015). He is the New York contributing editor at frieze magazine. Writing also appears in 4ColumnsArt in America, and in other publications.