Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 14-18: Bernadette Mayer & Philip Good

Philip Good
BERNADETTE MAYER’s poetry has been praised by John Ashbery as “magnificent.” Brenda Coultas calls her a master of “devastating wit.” Mayer is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry, including Midwinter Day, Sonnets, The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, and Poetry State Forest. Recently published are her works Studying Hunger Journals and Ethics of Sleep. A former director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery and co-editor of the conceptual magazine 0 to 9 with Vito Acconci, Mayer has been a key figure on the New York poetry scene for decades.

PHILIP GOOD is the author of Untitled Writings from a Member of the Blank Generation (Trembling Pillow Press, 2011). He is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and co-edited with Bill Denoyelles, the last of the mimeograph poetry magazines, Blue Smoke. He has given poetry readings all across America and abroad. He now lives in a former shtetl next to the Tsatsawassa and Kinderhook creeks with Bernadette Mayer.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 @ 5:30pm
Bernadette Mayer reading
at Columbia College Chicago
Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall
1312 S. Michigan Avenue
free admission

Arte No Es Fácil
Collaborations between Cuban & U.S. artists + writers
Featuring: Laura Goldstein, Philip Good, J'Sun Howard, Jennifer Karmin, Bernadette Mayer, Febronio Zatarain, the Human Micropoem & members of the Omni Collective
at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Avenue
tickets $10-$15 or pay what you can

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 @ 7pm
Philip Good reading & book release party
Untitled Writings from a Member of the Blank Generation
with guest reader David Trinidad
+ collaborations by Jennifer Karmin & Bernadette Mayer
at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue
free admission