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Danny’s Reading Series this Wednesday

By Harriet Staff

Last week we were stoked about Ron Silliman posting readings from the Cy Press reading series. Now, for those of you hanging around Chicago this Wednesday evening, head over to Danny’s to check out Dana Ward (host of Cy Press) and Brandon Brown (Cy Press reader) read for the Danny’s Tavern Reading Series. As a mega-bonus, Chris Martin and Mary Austin Speaker are reading as well. Should be pretty gnarly (the good gnarly).

Wednesday June 13 at 7:30PM

MARY AUSTIN SPEAKER is the author of the chapbook 20 Love Poems for 10 Months, forthcoming in 2012 from Ugly Duckling Presse, and The Bridge, published by Push Press in 2011. Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, Mrs. Maybe, H_NGM_N, Epiphany, Lungfull and Big Bell. She works as a freelance book designer in Iowa City, where she lives with her husband, Chris Martin.

BRANDON BROWN’s first two books were published in 2011, The Persians By Aeschylus (Displaced Press) and The Poems of Gaius ValeriusCatullus (Krupskaya.) Poems and prose have recently appeared in Postmodern Culture, BPM, Sprung Formal, Model Homes, and Art Practical. In 2012, his debut play Charles Baudelaire the Vampire Slayer was staged at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theater and his work is currently part of the group show FAX at the San Francisco Arts Commission gallery. He’s from Kansas City, MO and has lived in San Francisco since 1998.

CHRIS MARTIN is the author of American Music (Copper Canyon 2007) and Becoming Weather (Coffee House Press 2011). This August, Flying Object will serially publish CHAT, an eclogue with Cleverbot. It will appear on their website each day for a month with accompanying illustrations by various artists. He is also the author of How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem (Brave Men 2011) and the forthcoming enough (Ugly Duckling 2012). He is an editor at Futurepoem books and lives in Iowa City with his wife, the poet Mary Austin Speaker, with whom he co-wrote a play entitled, I AM YOU THIS MORNING AND YOU ARE ME TONIGHT.

DANA WARD is the author of This Can’t Be Life(Edge Books). Two new books are coming out in 2012, one from Futurepoem called The Crisis of Infinite Worlds, & another, as yet untitled from Flowers & Cream. He lives in Cincinnati, where he curates the Cy Press Poetry @ Thunder Sky reading series, & co-edits, with Paul Coors, Perfect Lovers Press.

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, June 11th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.