Thursday, February 24, 2011
Aaron Belz + Melissa Broder
Location: Standish Rooms, second floor of the Events and Activities Center, Standish Rooms, which are on the second floor of the Events and Activities Center, 420 Western Avenue, Albany, NY. Details at frequencynorth.com.
Aaron Belz’s second full-length book, Lovely, Raspberry, was published by Persea Books in June 2010. He is the founder and former curator of Observable Readings in St. Louis and has given readings of his poetry all over the country as well as in numerous stand-up comedy venues in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Painted Bride Quarterly, Black Clock, and other places He is also the author of The Bird Hoverer, and is an English professor at Providence Christian College in Ontario, California.
Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother (Ampersand Books, February 2010). She is the chief editor of La Petite Zine and curates the Polestar Poetry Series. By day, she is a publicity manager at Penguin. Broder received her BA from Tufts University and is getting a slow, scenic MFA at CCNY. She won the 2009 Stark Prize for Poetry and the 2008 Jerome Lowell Dejur Award. Her poems appear, or are forthcoming, in many journals, including: Opium, Shampoo, PANK, Five Dials, The Del Sol Review, Word for/Word, Miracle Monocle and Swink. She lives in Brooklyn.