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Tom Savage is the author of 11 books. He has given readings many times at The Poetry Project and taught there twice. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The World, twice monthly in an online listserv called Brevitas and many other print and some online venues.

For Steve Dalachinsky

Ted Reichman is a musician, composer and producer known for his work with Anthony Braxton, John Hollenbeck and many other artists, and for his scores for films like “Rick,” “Dear Mandela,” and the forthcoming “Missing in Brooks County.” He is a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. His writings about music have appeared in John Zorn’s Arcana series and the New York Review of Books Daily.

from Mostly Clearing

Michael Gottlieb is a native New Yorker and the author of twenty books, including the upcoming Mostly Clearing from Roof Books, appearing this month. Other recent titles include What We Do, a collection of essays for poets, I Had Every Intention, Dear All and Memoir and Essay, an account of the early days of the Language school. A number of his works have been adapted for the stage, including his 9/11 poem, The Dust. The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church will mark the publication of Mostly Clearing at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20 with “Is This Clear Enough?” directed by Genee Coreno ( This theater production will make use of selections from the book, applying performance practices of chance and synchronicity with pop aesthetics, mapping traces of New York City drawn from the book's own accounts, seeking to construct a contemporary dialogue around commodity and sociality, including poetic community, in our current urban landscape. Directed by Genee Coreno. Performance by Kelsey Lurie and Lilja Owsley. Video Design by Dena Kopolovich.Sound Design by Evan Cook. For more info:

Five Poems from Pavilion

Gabriel Palacios lives and writes poems in Tucson, Arizona, where he recently received an MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona. Recent work can be found in West Branch, The Volta, Typo Magazine, Territory, Spoon River Poetry Review and Bayou Magazine.


Elena Alexander is a poet and writer. Poems or prose appear in, e.g., BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Geometry Literary Journal, Hanging Loose, Rattapallax, and as of May, 2019, The Body in Language:An Anthology. Alexander’s poem, “How the Lurking,” was chosen to be made into a public poster (2001). She wrote and edited Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page(Routledge, 1998), and received Honorable Mention, The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories, Best of 1997.


David Mills is the author of two poetry collections – The Dream Detective and The Sudden Country, a book-prize finalist. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, and Washington College. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Fence, Colorado Review and Black Renaissance Noire Obsidian. He has also recorded his poetry on RCA Records and had poems featured on ESPN. He lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark home, where he was inspired to create a 1-person dramatic show of Hughes’ work.


jen fisher was born in florida in 1981. she currently runs the book stand, VorteXity books, in the east village and her poetry, essays, and reviews appear in Dead Horse Bay (2013-present), Xilitla (2019), and Vietnam (2020). she currently lives in queens. (K.P toJ.F.)- “somebody took you. but they told me they gonna give you back soon…” \


Carley Moore’s books include a novel, The Not Wives (Feminist Press 2019), 16 Pills, an essay collection (Tinderbox Edition 2018), a poetry chapbook, Portal Poem (Dancing Girl Press 2017), and a young adult novel, The Stalker Chronicles(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2012).


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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