Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Reading for Queer Ink

I am one of three features at the Queer Ink reading this Sun. Here's the shout-out from organizer, Richard Loranger:

Please do join us for the Queer Ink reading series this coming Sunday, November 5, from 4 to 6 at the Bowery Poetry Club. Queer poets in the month of Scorpio – how much hotter can it get? This time, we’ll feature three gay poets who will read from recent work, and we will have a brief open mic, so bring a short poem or two if you like. We’ll run it for about 20 minutes, and I’ll allot time according to how many sign up. I will host, as before, as graciously as my Scorpio nature allows, if I can control myself at all,that is.

This Sunday, Queer Ink features Jason Schneiderman, author of the recently released Sublimation Point; Michael Montlack, a finalist this year for the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award; and Jee Leong Koh, a terrific reader whose work has been published in both Singaporean and American journals. Copies of their books and journal publications will be available at the reading.

QUEER INK: Gay Poets Read from Recent Works

Jason Schneiderman
Michael Montlack
Jee Leong Koh

PLUS a brief open mic

HOSTED BY: Richard Loranger

DATE: Sunday, November 5, 2006
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleeker)

I’ve included brief bios below.

We only have these readings quarterly, so don’t miss it! Next QI will be on the first Sunday in February.

I hope you can make it by! And have an ardent November.

Richard Loranger



JASON SCHNEIDERMAN is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. Schneiderman's poems have appeared in such magazines as Tin House, Grand Street, and American Poetry Review, and in such anthologies as The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and Best American Poetry 2005. For his work, he has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is currently a Chancellor's Fellow at CUNY and teaches creative writing at Hofstra University.

Most recently, MICHAEL MONTLACK’s work has appeared in Cimarron Review, New York Quarterly, Poet Lore, Cream City Review, Ledge, Lodestar Quarterly, Blithe House, and other journals. This year he was a Finalist for the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award and a Semi-Finalist for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Winter Fellowship. His poem “Stein on Bishop” was just nominated for a Pushcart Prize and two of his poems will appear in At the Old Place, an anthology looking at the history of gay bars. A graduate of New School’s MFA program, Michael currently teaches at Berkeley College and acts as Associate Editor for Mudfish magazine.

JEE LEONG KOH grew up in Singapore. His poetry has been published in Singaporean anthologies as well as American journals such as Crab Orchard Review and The Gay and Lesbian Review. He is now looking to publish his first poetry manuscript. He lives in Queens.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am an ex-student of CCKSS.
I am just curious, Mr Koh
Do you do martial arts????