Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nov 16 & 17: Elizabeth Robinson, Kim Lyons & more


Absinthe and Zygote Series
Remix Reading

Three pre-eminent poets will interweave their works into a single, remixed work. This experiment in language and performance will feature poets Elizabeth Robinson, Kimberly Lyons, and Nathan Hoks.

7pm @ Mess Hall
6932 N Glenwood Ave
near the Morse CTA Red Line
free admission

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The Myopic Books Reading Series presents
Vyt Bakaitis, Kimberly Lyons & Elizabeth Robinson

7pm @ Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave
near the Damen CTA Blue Line
free admission

Vyt Bakaitis is an American translator, editor, and poet born in Lithuania and living in New York City. His main collection of poetry is City Country (1991). His magazine, Thirst, lasted only a few issues, but his translations of Lithuanian poetry, particularly the anthology Breathing Free and the work of Jonas Mekas, are significant.

Kimberly Lyons is the author of several books of poetry, most recently: Phototherapique (Ketalanche Press/Portable Press, 2008). A new collection of poems, Rouge, is forthcoming from Instance Press. Recent poems have appeared in New American Writing, Peepshowpoetryblogspot, Peaches and Bats, the Recluse, and Talisman magazine. She wrote profiles on a number of poets in the Encyclopedia of New York School Poets (Facts on File). She is a socialworker at the Brooklyn Women’s Shelter and was once the program coordinator at the Poetry Project.

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of the recent collections Counterpart (Boise ID: Ahsahta Press, 2012) and Inaudible Trumpeters (Harbor Mountain Press, 2008). With Colleen Lookingbill, she co-edits the EtherDome Chapbook series which publishes chapbooks by emerging women poets, and she co-edits Instance Press with Beth Anderson and Stacy Szymaszek. She graduated from Bard College, Brown University, and Pacific School of Religion.