Thursday, August 30, 2007

Quest Reading Tomorrow in the BKYN!

I'm away, so I won't be able to attend this incredible reading in Brooklyn tomorrow, but if you're in the NYC, please consider doing so!

From poet-prof Evie Shockley:

Guest-Edited Issue QUEST Reading


Hosted by Evie Shockley, QUEST Editor

Friday, August 31st @ 7:00 P.M.

GEOFFREY JACQUES is a poet and critic who writes about literature, the visual arts, and culture. His latest book of poems is Just For a Thrill (Wayne State University Press, 2005). His book of criticism, A Change in the Weather: Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary, is forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press. His previous poetry collections include Hunger and Other Poems (1993) and Suspended Knowledge (1998).

Jacques has taught at several colleges, including Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY) the University of Massachusetts Boston, Hunter College, CUNY, the New York School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and at Parsons School of Design.

TONYA FOSTER is the author of Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna, 2001), WaterTables (forthcoming, Portable Press @ YoYo Labs), co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Writing through Visual Art. Poetry, essays, fiction, and reviews published in various journals and magazines. Recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the City University of New York. She has organized reading series and cultural events throughout New York City, and taught creative writing and literature courses at CCNY's Bridge to Medicine Program and at Cooper Union.

TARA BETTS is a graduate of the New England College MFA Program and Cave Canem. Her work appears in several anthologies and journals, including Gathering Ground, Obsidian III and Essence. In addition to performing and reading her work across the country, she is a lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She recently completed her full-length manuscript Infinite Arithmetic.

MENDI OBADIKE is the author Armor and Flesh and the librettist of the The Sour Thunder. She works with composer / conceptual artist Keith Obadike. Together they have received the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, a commission from the Whitney Museum, and one from Northwestern University to create a new work, Big House/

Disclosure, an intermedia suite featuring a 200-hour long house song. Mendi teaches at Princeton and lives in the New York area.


766 Grand Street Brooklyn , NY 11211
(L train to Grand Street Stop, walk 1 block west)
Read QUEST here ---->

Hope you'll stop by!

Amy King


1 comment:

  1. thanks for spreading the word, j. hope to see you sometime, here or there.