Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baran, Clay, Newton, & Williams (10/6/12)

The Burning Chair Readings


poetry readings by

Jessica Baran
Adam Clay

Keith Newton
Johnathon Williams

Saturday, October 6, 8 pm

Nightbird Books

205 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Burning Chair Readings, founded by Katy and Matthew Henriksen in New York City in 2004, have organized regular and special literary events in several cities and now call Nightbird Books and Fayetteville, Arkansas home.  Readings feature poets of emerging talent and established reputation from Fayetteville and across the country.

Author Bios
Jessica Baran is the author of the poetry collection Remains to be Used (Apostrophe Books, 2010) as well as the chapbook of prose sonnets Late and Soon, Getting and Spending (All Along Press, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in Harp & Altar, BOMB Magazine, Sink Review and the Tusculum Review; her art criticism has appeared in Art in AmericaArt Papers, and the Village Voice, among other journals. She lives in St. Louis, where she’s the art writer for the Riverfront Times and co-curator of the fort gondo poetry series.

Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky.

Keith Newton’s writing has appeared in Denver Quarterly, 1913, Harvard Review, and Typo, among other journals, and his chapbook of poems Sent Forth to Die in a Happy City was published in 2009 by Cannibal Books. He is co-editor of The Harp & Altar Anthology (Ellipsis Press, 2010), a selection of writing from the online magazine Harp & Altar, which he founded in 2006. He lives in Brooklyn.

Johnathon Williams is the author of The Road to Happiness (Anitlever Press, 2012).  He works as a writer and web developer from his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He’s a founding editor of the online magazine Linebreak and the co-editor of Two Weeks, a digital anthology of contemporary poetry.

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