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Ugly Duckling Presse + Coach House Books Present: Ken Babstock, Corina Copp, Ben Fama and Sina Queyr
Apr 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Join UDP and Coach House Books for a reading with Ken Babstock, Corina Copp, Ben Fama, and Sina Queyras at JACK in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Following the reading, there will be a conversation with the poets, moderated by Mónica de la Torre and Robert Fitterman.
KEN BABSTOCK was born in Burin, Newfoundland, in 1970 and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. He published his first collection, Mean, in 1999 and subsequently won the Milton Acorn Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His second collection, Days into Flatspin, appeared two years later. In 2006, he published Airstream Land Yacht, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and won the Trillium Book Award. Babstock received the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2012 for his fourth poetry collection, Methodist Hatchet. His fifth collection of poetry, On Malice, was published by Coach House Books in October 2014. Read more about it here: http://goo.gl/xUvZIY
CORINA COPP is a writer and theater artist based in New York. She is the author of the chapbooks ALL STOCK MUST GO (Shit Valley Verlag, UK), Miracle Mare (Trafficker Press), and Pro Magenta/Be Met (Ugly Duckling Presse), among others. Her writing can be found in Cabinet, BOMB, Boston Review, Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism (Triple Canopy); SFMOMA’s Open Space, and elsewhere. She is developing a three-part play entitled The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, inspired by the successive forms of the work of Marguerite Duras. Excerpts have been presented at the NYC Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, and through the support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. She is a curator at the Segue Foundation and a 2014 NYFA Fellow. Read more about The Green Ray, her first full-length book: http://goo.gl/N1een7
BEN FAMA is the author of several chapbooks and pamphlets, including the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder), Cool Memories (Spork), Odalisque (Bloof), and Aquarius Rising (UDP). His writing has appeared in The Believer, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Jubilat, Lit, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. He is the co-founder of Wonder, and lives in New York City. Read more about his first full-length poetry collection, Fantasy (UDP), here: http://goo.gl/0PToii
SINA QUEYRAS grew up on the road in western Canada and has since lived in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. While living in New York, Queyras edited an anthology of Canadian poetry designed as an introduction to poetry, and for those coming to Canadian poetry. You can order Open Field here. She also co-curated belladonna, an innovative women’s reading series. Queyras has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and currently teaches at Concordia in Montreal where she lives with her partner and two children. Read more about her most recent work MxT, or Memory x Time, here: http://goo.gl/2ksJ4j