Friday, May 8, 2009

Tonight - the Deep Moat Reading Series w/ Ben Mazer, Eric Baus, and Elisa Gabbert

The Deep Moat Reading Series!
Friday, May 8th, at 7:00 PM

Ben Mazer,
Eric Baus,
Elisa Gabbert

Ben Mazer's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Harvard Review, Verse, Stand, Fulcrum, Salt, Agenda, Poetry Wales, The Warwick Review, Harvard Magazine, Jacket, Thumbscrew, Pequod, Jewish Quarterly (London), and many other periodicals. He is the author of one full length collection of poems, White Cities (Cambridge, MA: Barbara Matteau Editions), to which Robert Lowell's friend Frank Parker contributed a cover and frontispiece illustration, and two chapbooks, The Foundations of Poetry Mathematics (NY: Cannibal Books) and Johanna Poems (NY: Cy Gist Press). He is the editor of Selected Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (forthcoming from Harvard University Press), Landis Everson's Everything Preserved: Poems 1955-2005 (Graywolf Press; winner of the first Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Foundation), and The Complete Poems of John Crowe Ransom (forthcoming). He is a contributing editor to Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, for which he has edited feature anthologies on 'The Berkeley Renaissance' and 'Poetry and Harvard in the 1920s'.

Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975. Winner of the 2002 Verse Prize, selected by Forrest Gander, his publications include The To Sound (Wave Books), Tuned Droves (Octopus Books), and several chapbooks. He edits Minus House chapbooks and is currently in the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent. Her recent poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Diagram, Eleven Eleven, Meridian, Pleiades, Typo and Washington Square. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press. She is also the author, with Kathleen Rooney, of Something Really Wonderful (dancing girl press, 2007) and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths Books, 2008). Their collaborations can be found in Boston Review, Caketrain, jubilat, No Tell Motel and other journals.

Coinsides (i.e. tiny letterpressed limited edition broadsides) for all three poets will be available by Brave Men Press in celebration of the occasion.

All readings are free and open to the public. Wine is guaranteed if you get there early.

All readings are held at the Pierre Menard Gallery.

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Coming June 13th: poets Justin Marks (A Million in Prizes) & Julia Cohen (The History of a Lake Never Drowns)

Hope to see you there,

The Deep Moat Reading Series is part of the Boston Poetry Collective.
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