The Burning Chair Readings
poetry readings by
205 West Dickson Street
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.
Susan Briante is the author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion (2007) and Utopia Minus (2011) both published by Ahsahta Press, as well as the chapbook, The Market is a Parasite that Looks like a Nest (Dancing Girl Press). She is finishing work on a manuscript, begun at the dawn of what has been called the “current economic crisis,” entitled The Market Wonders. She lives in east Dallas.
Kate Greenstreet’s new book Young Tambling will be out in January from Ahsahta Press. Her other books are case sensitive and The Last 4 Things, also with Ahsahta. Her poetry can be found in Colorado Review, Boston Review, Volt, Fence, Chicago Review, and other journals. She is currently living in Ireland with her husband, Max.
Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010), which was awarded honorable mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Award, named finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award, and chosen by Geoffrey G. O'Brien for the Poetry Society of America's New American Poets series. New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Iowa Review, Critical Quarterly, White Wall Review, and Poets.org. Matuk is a contributor to Scubadivers and Chrysanthemums: Essays on the Poetry of Araki Yasusada (Shearsman, 2011), American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans (Dalkey Archive, 2013), and Beyond the Field (Counterparth, 2014).
Farid Matuk reading “But, Richard, Will You Show Me an Ethicof Freedom?” at the University of Colorado