Brooklyn Public Library presents Brooklyn Independents:
Colette Inez, Star Black, and Andrew Levy
Wednesday May 1 at 7 PM
at the Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY
(this reading will take place on the plaza)
Colette Inez is the author of ten books of poetry, including Clemency and Getting Under Way: New and Selected Poems and her new book, Spinoza Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Meville House Press). Inez is the recipient of numerous awards for poetry, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation award, and two Pushcart Prizes. She teaches poetry at Columbia University.
Andrew Levy is an activist, teacher and dad. He's the author of fourteen books, most recently Don't Forget to Breathe (Chax Press), Nothing is in Here (EOAGH Books) and Cracking Up (Truck Books). He's an essayist, a journalist, and a fiction writer. He teaches critical thinking as well as journalism at CUNY's Manhattan Community College. With Roberto Harrison, Andrew published the poetry journal Crayon from 1997 to 2008.
EOAGH publishes contemporary poetry and criticism (innovative, experimental, avant-garde, queer, trans). They publish books as well as a yearly journal. http://eoagh.com
Melville House is an independent publisher located in Brooklyn, New York, It was founded in 2001 by sculptor Valerie Merians and fiction writer/journalist Dennis Johnson.
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The reading will take place on the plaza. In case of rain, it will be moved to the Dweck Center on the lower level of the library.
Books will be available for sale at the program.
This series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.