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Jun 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mark Leidner (Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me, The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover)
Spencer Madsen (You Can Make Anything Sad)
Wendy S. Walters (Troy, Michigan, Longer I Wait, More You Love Me)
Molly Rose Quinn (Two Serious Ladies, No, Dear)
Gregory Crosby (Spooky Action at a Distance)

The Franklin Park Reading Series, based in Crown Heights, will host an off-site reading at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop in DUMBO, as part of the POPSICKLE literary arts festival, which celebrates Brooklyn-based reading series, publishers, and literary organizations. Our lineup features five exciting, groundbreaking poets, working in a wide range of styles: Mark Leidner, Spencer Madsen, Wendy S. Walters, Molly Rose Quinn, and Gregory Crosby.

MARK LEIDNER is the author of Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press, 2011) and The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011).

SPENCER MADSEN runs Sorry House, an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING SAD (Publishing Genius Press, 2014). He tweets @spencermadsen.

WENDY S. WALTERS’ work resides at the intersection of the poem, essay and lyric drama. She is the author of TROY, MICHIGAN (Futurepoem, 2014), and LONGER I WAIT, MORE YOU LOVE ME (2009) and a chapbook, BIRDS OF LOS ANGELES (2005), both published by Palm Press (Long Beach, CA). Walters’ poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from Breadloaf, MacDowell and Yaddo, and her poems have recently appeared in Callaloo, HOW2, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and the Yalobusha Review, among several others. Her lyric and personal essays have been published or are forthcoming in Seneca Review, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine. She is Associate Professor of Poetry in the Department of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College of The New School University.

MOLLY ROSE QUINN was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Her writing appears or is forthcoming from Two Serious Ladies, Four Way Review, The Fiddleback, No, Dear, Freerange Nonfiction, and Parallax. She works as a producer of the literary programs at Symphony Space in Manhattan. She lives in Brooklyn, where she helps out with The Atlas Review, the Moby Dick Marathon, and the Brooklyn Book Festival.

GREGORY CROSBY is the author of the chapbook Spooky Action at a Distance (2014, The Operating System); his poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Court Green, Epiphany, Copper Nickel, Leveler, Sink Review, Ping Pong, & Rattle. In 2002, as a poetry consultant to the City of Las Vegas, he was instrumental in the creation of the Lewis Avenue Poets Bridge, a public art project in downtown Las Vegas. His dedicatory poem for the project, “The Long Shot,” was subsequently reproduced in bronze and installed in the park, and was included in the 2008 anthology Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State (University of Nevada Press). He is co-editor of the online poetry journal Lyre Lyre and currently teaches creative writing at Lehman College, City University of New York.


Jun 29, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Penina Roth