On Saturday, October 29th, 7 PM, at Brickbat Books, 709 South 4th Street, Philadelphia PA, THE GENERAL IDEA SERIES present readings by Macgregor Card, Bruce Covey, Kirsten Kaschock, and Natalie Lyalin.
Macgregor Card lives in Queens. A new chapbook, The Archers, was recently published by Song Cave. His first full collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, came out in December 2009 from Fence Books. A 7-inch album is forthcoming from Unicorn Evil. Poems are recent, a little old, or forthcoming in Clock, Vlak, Poor Claudia, EOAGH, Aufgabe, Bright Pink Mosquito, Best American Poetry, The Recluse, Telephone, Supermachine, The Brooklyn Rail & Fence. From 1997-2005 he co-edited The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research with Andrew Maxwell (archives at www.germspot.blogspot.com). He is an Associate Editor at the Modern Language Association, teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, & programs the Monday night reading series at The Poetry Project.
Bruce Covey is the author of five books of poetry, including, most recently, Reveal (BitterCherry, 2011) & Glass Is Really a Liquid (No Tell, 2010). He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he edits Coconut Poetry & curates the What’s New in Poetry reading series at Emory University.
Kirsten Kaschock is the author of two books of poetry: A Beautiful Name for a Girl and Unfathoms. Her first novel, Sleight, is scheduled to be published by Coffee House Press in fall 2011. She is currently a doctoral fellow in dance at Temple University. Kirsten lives with her three sons and their father in Manayunk, where she works with words, bodies, and when she is lucky—other people.
Natalie Lyalin is the author of Pink and Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books 2009) and the chapbook Try A Little Time Travel (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). She is the co founder and co editor of GlitterPony Magazine and Agnes Fox Press. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts.