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The Dazzle and Fall of Love and Dogs

  • Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 USA (map)

The Dazzle and Fall of Love and Dogs is a flow reading by poets from Jacar Press, A Community-Active press.. Poets will occupy the stage simultaneously and read poems in sequence, interweaving their voices, riffing off each other, so the evening will flow from start to finish. Any dancers in the audience are welcome to contribute movement improv.


People in attendance are invited to bring a single 1-page poem, and we will close the flow reading by conducting a Poetry Orchestra involving everyone who has brought a poem.

Tina Kelley’s third poetry collection, Abloom and Awry, came out in April from CavanKerry Press, joining Precise , and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a 2003 Washington State Book Award. Ardor, her first chapbook, won the Jacar Press chapbook competition, selected by Zeina Hashem Beck. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, and reported for The New York Times for ten years, sharing in a staff Pulitzer. Her writing has appeared in Poetry East, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Best American Poetry 2009. She has lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and now lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood, NJ.

Adam Scheffler grew up in California, received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his PhD in English from Harvard. His first book of poems – A Dog's Life – was selected by Denise Duhamel as the winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length Poetry Book Contest.His poems appear in Plume, Barrow Street, The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, Rattle, North American Review, Sewanee Review, One and elsewhere. He is the winner of River Styx's 2014 International Poetry Contest. He is currently a Preceptor in Harvard's Expository Writing Program for which he teaches a course on Hell and the Underworld.

Alison Stone has published three previous full-length collections, Ordinary Magic, (NYQ Books, 2016), Dangerous Enough(Presa Press 2014), and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award; as well as three chapbooks. Her poems have appear in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin award. She was recently Writer in Residence at LitSpace St. Pete. She is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot. A licensed psychotherapist, she has private practices in NYC and Nyack

Richard Krawiec has published three books of poetry, most recently Women Who Loved Me Despite(Sable Books, Second Edition). His work appears in Drunken Boat, Shenandoah, sou’wester, Lavure Litteraire, Dublin Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, etc. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, a story collection, and 4 plays. His most recent novel, Vulnerables(Editions Tusitala, and Points Press), was recently published in France to widespread acclaim, even reviewed in the French edition of Rolling Stone. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council(twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company. He has taught writing to people in homeless shelters, women's shelters, ESL programs, literacy classes, community sites and Death Row.

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