Notable New York: 6/3-6/9


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 Arena, 7pm, free.

Tuesday 06/04:
James Agee and Walker Evans’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is well described as a “prose symphony” by the McNally Jackson website. It began as an unpublished assignment, only to be rediscovered decades after Agee’s death and it’s now being published for the first time in its entirety with the photos by Walker Evans. Tonight John Summers, Adam Haslett, and Daniel Thomas Davis discuss the work. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free.

Wednesday 06/05:
The Strand welcomes four poets tonight who have released new collections within the last year: Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Adam Fitzgerald, and Lynn Melnick. The Strand Bookstore, 7pm, free with book purchase.

Wednesday afternoon you can catch another installment of the MoMA’s Guerilla Reading Series with Stefan Sagmeister reading early and Vanessa Place reading later on. MoMA, 12:30pm and 1:30pm, free with museum admission.

Atlas Magazine presents the 7th installment of their reading series pairing poetry and art. Lara Glenum reads with art by Grace Miceli, Kate Durbin reads with art by Joseph Kaplan, Paul Legault reads with art by Cameron Blaylock, and Ben Fama reads with art by Andrew Durbin. Local 61, 7pm, free.

Thursday 06/06:
Mexican poet Homero Aridjis reads for “City Lights Poets” at McNally Jackson in celebration of his recently released bilingual edition of Time of Angels, which includes art by Francisco Toledo. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free.

The Couplet Reading and Music Series returns tonight with readings by Jackie Clark, J. Bradley, Jillian Brall, Adam Fitzgerald, and Dolan Morgan. The Delancey, 7pm, free.

Friday 06/07:
An Evening with One Story presents a night of readings from L. Annette Binder, Manuel Gonzales, Ben Miller, Leigh Newman, Ethan Rutherford, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Douglas Watson, hosted by One Story editor Hannah Tinti. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30pm, free.

Sunday 06/09:
It’s time for CLMP’s annual Lit Mag Fair. Hundreds of lit mags from all over the country are shipped in and they’re all available for $2 an issue. Housing Works Bookstore, 11am-4pm, free.

Dustin Luke Nelson is a founding editor of InDigest and the host of the InDigest Reading Series. He is a 2012 National Poetry Series finalist and has recently had work published in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Opium, METRO Twin Cities, Scud, 3:AM, and elsewhere. He has been a writer and producer on Radio Happy Hour and Geocachers. He lives in Astoria, tweets at @dlukenelson, and blogs at More from this author →