Posts by: Dustin Luke Nelson

Notable NYC: 9/17-9/22

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TUESDAY 09.17: Every month The Poetry Society of America presents two poets at McNally Jackson as a part of their reading series and it’s usually a knock-out pairing. This month abides the rule with readings from C.K. Williams and Angelo Nikolopoulos. McNally Jackson, 6pm, free. RingShout does their fourth annual Brooklyn Book Fest (which is […]

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Notable New York: 8/26-9/1

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TUESDAY 08/27: Wayne Koestenbaum continues making the rounds, reading from his new book My 1980s and Other Essays. Tuesday’s event includes a reading and a discussion with documentary filmmaker John Walter (How to Draw a Bunny). McNally Jackson, 7pm, free. Mental Marginalia, “literary NYC’s drunk uncle” and a pretty great reading series, turns two this […]

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Notable New York: 8/19-8/25

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The end of August is a notoriously slow time for events of all kinds in New York. Why this year, and this week, has been an exception I do not know. August is full of great, weird, thought-provoking events. Get out of the house. MONDAY 08/19: Poet Sarah Bridgins hosts “Women Writers on Mentorship,” featuring […]

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Notable New York: 8/12-8/18

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Monday 08.12 The Franklin Park Reading Series is back this week and is something of a special line-up as they’re featuring a few poets, which is a rare occurrence for the series. The line-up includes the great short story author Amy Hempel, Matthew Savoca, Corey Zeller, Nicole Audrey Spector, and Rebecca Schiff. Franklin Park Bar […]

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Notable New York: 07/29-08/04

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MONDAY 07.29 Join the Mystery Writers of America for a reading featuring Annamaria Alfieri, Kevin Egan, Clare Toohey, Kate Lincoln, Susan Olsen, Cathi Stoler and Sheila York. KGB Bar, 7pm, free. TUESDAY 07.30 Birds, LLC hosts a reading featuring Dan Magers, Bianca Stone, Sampson Starkweather, Justin Marks, Paige Taggert, and Chris Tonelli. The West, 8pm, […]

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Notable New York: 07/22-07/28

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MONDAY 07.22 The 92nd St. Y presents two literary heavyweights on Monday. Martin Amis and Ian McEwan will talk about their friendship, careers, and respective work. The event will be introduced by Salman Rushdie. Kaufman Concert Hall, 8pm, $32+. PowerHouse Arena presents Colum McCann reading from his latest novel TransAtlantic. McCann will read as a […]

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Notable New York: 6/3-6/9

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Monday 06/03: To start your week with something a little different, catch Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara + Plays by Contemporary Poets, which includes works by Ariana Reines, Jim Fletcher, Kenneth Goldsmith, Bob Holman, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Elebash Theatre, 2pm-9pm, free. Elliott Holt launches her new novel You Are One of Them tonight. powerHouse […]

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Notable New York: 5/20-5/26

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Monday 05/20: The Belladonna* Collective’s Hot Texts series continues with readings from Lauren Hunter, Samantha Zighelboim, Allison Power, and Christine Kanownik. The Way Station, 6:30pm, $5 suggested donation. The Poetry Project hosts Ross Gay and Lauren Shufran. St. Mark’s Church, 8pm, free. Tuesday 05/21: Native Tongues is a storytelling series coming to New York that […]

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Notable New York: 5/13-5/19

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Monday 05/13: Emily Books presents “What is the Queer Novel?” featuring a reading and discussion with Sarah Schulman and Barbara Browning. Housing Works Bookstore, 7pm, free. The Franklin Park Reading Series welcomes a killer line-up featuring The Rumpus’ Roxane Gay, Karen Russell, Elissa Schappell, Leigh Newman, and Michael Heald. Franklin Park, 8pm, free. Tuesday 05/14: […]

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Notable NYC: 4/22-4/28

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Monday 04/22: You might have thought, Dustin, I’m glad to be through with your long (for this column) digressions on OBERIU. I’m glad it’s over. You would be a fool. I’m not done. On Monday you should definitely be at the Russian Underground Poetry reading. The reading explores Russian underground poetry from OBERIU (Alexander Vvedensky) […]

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Notable NY: 4/8-4/14

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Monday 04/08: Monday Night Poetry features award-winning poet Major Jackson and author of the great What Is Amazing, Heather Christle. KGB Bar, 7pm, free. The Franklin Park Reading Series welcomes Heidi Julavits, Fiona Maazel, Teddy Wayne, David Gilbert, and Maris Kreizman. Franklin Park, 8pm, free. Tuesday 04/09: The Poets House welcomes POETRY Magazine editor Don […]

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Notable NYC: 4/1-4/7

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Monday 04/01: Monday night the Poetry Project presents An Evening with Clark Coolidge featuring readings from Coolidge, Peter Gizzi, Marcella Durand, Miles Champion, Ron Padgett, Bill Corbett, Anne Waldman, John Godfrey, Geoffrey Young, and Thurston Moore. St. Mark’s Church, 8pm. Jackie Clark (Aphoria), Adam Fitzgerald (The Late Parade), Nate Pritts (Right Now More Than Ever), […]

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Notable New York: 03/25-0331

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MONDAY 03/25: Head to An Evening with The Believer tonight. The event will be introduced by The Believer editor Andrew Leland and will feature readings from Joanna Fuhrman, Alan Gilbert, and Margo Jefferson, as well as a conversation between The Believer editor Ross Simonini and author Gary Lutz. 7:30pm, Greenlight Bookstore, free. The We Three […]

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Notable New York: 03/11-03/17

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MONDAY 03/11: Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Press celebrate the release of Sam Pink’s new novel Rontel, the first book release from Electric Literature. The night will include readings from Pink as well as Scott McClanahan, Cameron Pierce, J. David Osborne, Spencer Madsen, and Kirsten Alene. 7pm, Housing Works Bookstore, free. In another installment of […]

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Notable New York: 03/04-03/10

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Monday 03/04: Ron Silliman and Robert Fitterman read as a part of the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. Dia Arts Foundation, 6:30pm, $6. Wonder presents a reading featuring Insert-Blanc Press editor Mathew Timmons, who is visiting New York, as well as poets Jenny Zhang and Katie Dengentesh. La Sala, 7pm, Free. Tuesday 03/05: The Belladonna* […]

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Notable New York: 02/25-03/03

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Monday 02/25: McSweeney’s is celebrating the release their 42nd issue titled “Multiples.” The issue, edited by novelist Adam Thirlwell, takes an experimental approach to translation. New or rare pieces are taken through six translations in the issue. They’re translated into English, then to another language, and back, until it’s gone through six translations to get […]

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Notable New York: 02/18-02/24

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 02/18: The Poetry Project celebrates Alfred Starr Hamilton and the release of A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Selected Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton with editors Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal as well as Peter Gizzi, Ben Gocker, Emily Hunt, Lucy Ives, Charles North, Stacy Szymaszek, Brian Teare, and […]

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Notable New York: 2/11-2/17

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 02/11: Swoon! The Recital is a new reading series that is a throw-back to the days when we memorized a bit of Beowulf in Old English for school. (Anyone?) At Swoon! hosts Rachel Syme and Maris Kreizman ask writers to come and read something from memory that is not their […]

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Notable New York: 2/4-2/9

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 02/04: Kishi Bashi (K Ishibashi of Jupiter One and Of Montreal) collaborates with performance poet Bian Omni Dillon. Both will perform solo sets and then debut their new collaboration. Housing Works Bookstore, 7pm, Free. WEDNESDAY 02/06: The Atlas Review hosts a launch party for their debut issue. The reading will […]

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