Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Friday, March 30: Angela Veronica Wong, Amy Lawless & Jeff Alessandrelli

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


a mini-book tour celebrating the release of:

Angela Veronica Wong's elsa: an unauthorized biography from Black Radish Books

Amy Lawless's Broadax from Octopus Books

and Jeff Alessandrelli's The Man on High: Essays on Skateboarding, Hip-Hop,Poetry and The Notorious B.I.G. from Eyewear Books


Friday, March 30 2018
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8Pm


Angela Veronica Wong is a poet, writer, artist, and educator based in NYC. Her most recent book of poetry is elsa: an unauthorized autobiography (Black Radish 2017). Chapbooks include the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship winning Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter. Poems have been anthologized in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 poems for the next generation and Best American Poetry (collaboration with Amy Lawless). Fiction has appeared Denver Quarterly, Duende, and Smoking Glue Gun. Performance work has been featured in independent galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. She was named a Poets & Writers debut poet for her first book of poems, how to survive a hotel fire.

Amy Lawless is the author of the poetry collections My Dead (2013) and Broadax (2017), both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she co-authored the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to
Be Rejected
(2016) from Pioneer Works Press' Groundworks Series. A chapbook A Woman Alone was published by Sixth Finch. Poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry
2013, Academy of American Poets' Poem-a- Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press). In 2011, she received a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship. Amy recently taught poetry writing workshops and lives in Brooklyn.

The author of the poetry collection THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (Burnside Review, 2014) and the essay collection The Man on High: Essays on Skateboarding, Hip-Hop, Poetry and The Notorious B.I.G. (just out from the U.K. press Eyewear), recent work by Jeff Alessandrelli appears in Pleiades, Puerto del Sol, Poetry Daily and The American Poetry Review. Jeff also edits and directs the vinyl record-only poetry press Fonograf Editions; recent albums have been released by Alice Notley, Rae Armantrout and Harmony Holiday.

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