Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Inspired Word Debuts Monday Night!

The Inspired Word Debuts Monday Night!

Time: 6:30-8 pm (though you're welcome to stay until closing time!)

Location: Tierra Sana Restaurant
100-17 Queens Blvd & 67th Road
Forest Hills, Queens
New York City

By subway, take the local R or V to 67th Avenue stop (and it's right there between 67th Road and 67th Avenue along Queens Boulevard).

Our Accomplished Poets: Caroline Berger, Lea Graham, Amy Holman, Alexandra Lukens

Caroline Berger is the assistant director of the Bachelor's Program at the New School for General Studies, where she has also taught writing. She is the co-curator of the Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in Brooklyn, Chicago and Nairobi, and co-editor of the online journal SalonZine. She has read at various venues around New York, Chicago and Ohio. Her writing has appeared in La Petite Zine, Pindeldyboz, Barrow Street, Vibrant Gray, Hiram, U.S.A. Essays from the Hill and Best of Vibrant Gray Chapbook, volume 1. She has been an Artist in Residence at The Artists' Enclave at I-Park, a juror for the Scholastic Writing Awards, and an advisory board member for Girls Write Now, a nonprofit volunteer mentoring organization; she also serves as the coordinator for Girls Write Now Day, a local celebration of International Women's Day, which will be held at The New School this coming Sunday, March 8.

Lea Graham's poems, reviews, and articles, have been published in or are forthcoming in journals such as Sentence, Notre Dame Review, and American Letters & Commentary. Her collaborations with the poet, Rob Mclennan, were published in The Capilano Review in the spring of 2008. Her work was included in two recent anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry in the 21st Century, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor. Calendar Girls, her chapbook, was published in 2006 by above/ground Press. Recently, she and the visual artist, Kristina Dziedzic Wright, created a site-specific installation, Behind Your Velvet Elvis, which has shown in West Chicago and Poughkeepsie, NY ( She has a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Amy Holman writes poetry, fiction and essays. She has poetry recently in the Literal Latte anthology, Barrow Street, Gargoyle, New Verse News and the blog for The Best American Poetry. Her interview with ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman on his metal detecting hobby was published in last summer's Barrelhouse, and her essays have been in the anthologies, Knitting Through It and The Subway Chronicles. Her poetry chapbook, Wait For Me, I'm Gone, won the 2004 Dream Horse Press Annual prize. You find her stories online at The Cortland Review and Night Train Magazine. She is a literary consultant and teacher living in Brooklyn.

Alexandra Lukens is a former student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. Raised along Interstate 95, she currently attends Columbia University's Creative Writing program and lives in Manhattan. She has worked with such writers as Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Jack Collom, Akilah Oliver, and Amiri Baraka and her work has appeared in Monkey Puzzle quarterly arts journal, The Beehive online magazine, and the Kerouac School Summer Writing Program magazine. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the Flaneur Foundry quarterly arts journal which premiers this spring.

MCs: Foster Stevenson, Marron Cox

Free wine tasting! Free appetizers! Awesome ambience and food! A great collection of writers and their work!

All you need to bring is your love for the written word.

See you there!


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