Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Glyn Maxwell, Rick Barot, and Lytton Smith
Thursday, May 28th 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Pacific Standard Bar
82 Fourth Avenue
(between St. Marks and Bergen Streets)
Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific
Standard Poetry Reading Series. On May 28th, we are thrilled to
feature three excellent poets: Glyn Maxwell, Rick Barot, and Lytton
Smith. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include
Sarah Manguso, Kevin Goodan, Dan Albergotti, Oni Buchanan, Paige
Starzinger, Blue Chevigny, Major Jackson, and David Baker.
Please note our earlier reading time of 7:00PM.
Located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, near the
Atlantic/Pacific subway hub, Pacific Standard is a literary bar
serving up eighteen microbrews on tap and cask (including both West
Coast and local breweries), fine wines and liquors, and tasty snacks
like chips and salsa, and meat and cheese plates.
Glyn Maxwell’s latest poetry collection, HIDE NOW, was published in
2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and shortlisted for the 2008 T. S.
Eliot Prize. He was appointed Poetry Editor at the New Republic in
2001, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Several of
his books of poetry have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and
Forward Poetry Prizes, and the Whitbread Poetry Award, and his most
recent collections—THE BOYS AT TWILIGHT, TIME’S FOOL, and THE
NERVE—were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He
has written a number of plays (BROKEN JOURNEY, THE LIFEBLOOD, BEST
MAN’S SPEECH, and THE FOREVER WALTZ), radio plays (CHILDMINDERS),
opera libretti (THE GIRL OF SAND and THE BIRDS), and novels (BLUE
BURNEAU and THE GIRL WHO WAS GOING TO DIE). Glyn Maxwell is currently
adapting Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE for Moving Pictures
Theatre Company. He lives in London, England.
Rick Barot has published two books of poems with Sarabande Books: THE
DARKER FALL (2002) and WANT (2008). His poems and essays have appeared
in numerous publications, including Poetry, The Paris Review, American
Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The New
Republic, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Tacoma,
Washington, and teaches both in the Program for Writers at Warren
Wilson College and at Pacific Lutheran University.
Lytton Smith was born in Galleywood, England, and lives in New York
City, where he is a founding member of Blind Tiger Poetry, a group
which aims to find innovative ways to promote contemporary poetry. His
book, THE ALL-PURPOSE MAGICAL TENT (Nightboat Books, 2009) was
selected by Terrance Hayes for the Nightboat Prize. His chapbook,
MONSTER THEORY, was selected by Kevin Young for a Poetry Society of
America Chapbook Fellowship and published in 2008. His poems and
reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Atlantic,
Bateau, The Believer, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver
Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Tin House, Verse, and the anthology All That
Mighty Heart: London Poems.