Brooklyn Poets Reading Series
The Brooklyn Poets Reading Series returns on Friday, February 23, at 100 Bogart, featuring poets Lynn Melnick, Natalie Eilbert and Shane McCrae. The reading is free and open to the public. Wine courtesy of Irving Bottle and other light refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 7:30 PM.
100 Bogart is a new state-of-the-art coworking space in Bushwick with a commitment to local arts and community. They're located at 100 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, right down the street from the Morgan Ave L stop, Roberta's, Tutu's, and other great bars and restaurants.
Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Landscape with Sex and Violence (2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (2012), both with YesYes Books, and the coeditor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, New Yorker, Paris Review, APR, A Public Space and elsewhere. A 2017–18 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she also serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus (Noemi Press, 2018), winner of the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015) and the chapbooks Conversation with the Stone Wife(Bloof Books, 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous (Big Lucks, 2014). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Tin House, Granta, jubilat and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016–17 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is the founding editor of the Atlas Review.
Shane McCrae is the author of five books of poetry: In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), shortlisted for the National Book Award; The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015), winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award; Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014); Blood (Noemi Press, 2013); and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, an NEA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Columbia University.