[cool picture taken at Cake Shop from Luke Lanter‘s blog]
Polestar Poetry presents
Sunday, October 4, 2009
152 Ludlow St. (between Stanton & Rivington)
About the poets:
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered
(Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review,
Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and
other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and
The Creative Writing Program at Brown University. Her honors include
the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers
and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts,
Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony. She is Assistant
Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Fordham
University. Together with Joseph O. Legaspi, she co-founded Kundiman,
a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets.
Daniel Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher.
His next book, How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous
nonfiction, will be published by Soft Skull Press in Fall 2009.
Nester’s first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
and God Save My Queen II (2004), are collections on his obsession with
the rock band Queen. His third, The History of My World Tonight
(BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems. As a journalist and
essayist, his work has appeared in a variety of places, such as Poets
& Writers, The Morning News, The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, The
Rumpus, Bloomsbury Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and
Bookslut. His poems have appeared in such journals as Coconut,
Shampoo, Taint, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open
City, Slope, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other places. He is an
assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany,
NY, where he teaches creative nonfiction.
A native of southern California, Victoria Lynne McCoy received her BA
in “The Power of Words: Creative Expression as a Catalyst for Change”
from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of
Redlands. Believing wholeheartedly in the effect poetry has on the
human spirit and the world around us, she has devoted much of her time
the last few years to literary outreach and advocacy at PEN Center USA
in Los Angeles and PEN American Center here in NY. Victoria is
currently living in Brooklyn while finishing her MFA in poetry at
Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in the Redlands Review.