Come listen to a diverse group of writers and support a great cause!
Donations, canned goods, and proceeds from the sale of our VSC chapbook at the reading will support the work of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, https://nyccah.org
We had a great time at the Brooklyn Book Festival. We debuted our new chapbook, featuring writers from recent readings, hosted a listening station, and talked about our fall event lineup. We met some great writers and readers.
Open your ears and be ready to hear the words.
Start packing for this rollicking good reading featuring several old and soon-to-be new favorites. Everything you need to know to plan your trip is included below. See you there!
Please join us for a very special reading by Dennis Nurkse, poet laureate of Brooklyn on Saturday, December 7th, at 1:30pm. (Adminission is free) At Halyards Bar, 406 3rd Ave, (at 6th street) Brooklyn, New York, 11215 F,G, or R trains to 4th Ave. 9th Street Station.
Dennis Nurkse is a Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, a recipient of a National Endowment for The Arts fellowship, Current poet laureate of Brooklyn, and the author of nine collections of poetry. The reading is being given to commemorate the launch of Verbal Supply Company's new website: www.verbalsupplycompany.com
Please join us at 1:30pm, Saturday December 7th for a gathering to celebrate our new Verbal Supply Company website (www.verbalsupplycompany.com ), with a very special reading by the acclaimed poet Dennis Nurske. (location - Halyards Bar in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn) http://www.barhalyards.com/
Nurkse is the son of the eminent economist Ragnar Nurkse. He has taught workshops at Rikers Island, and his poems about prison life appeared in The American Poetry Review, Evergreen Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, and other magazines. He has taught at The New School University and Columbia University, and is currently on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He has translated anonymous medieval and flamenco Spanish lyric poems and has written about the Spanish pastoral poems by contemporary Giannina Braschi. His work has appeared in The Evergreen Review, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, The Paris Review.
•2007 Guggenheim Fellow
•1990 Whiting Writers' Award
"Novel To Be Read With Closed Eyes"; "Letter From Pico", Ars Interpres International
Staggered Lights, Owl Creek Press, (July 1990), ISBN 978-0-937669-42-6
Voices Over Water, Graywolf Press (July 1993), ISBN 978-1-55597-188-5