Cynthia Manick

Poet and Storyteller

Cynthia Manick - Poet and Storyteller

Author of Blue Hallelujahs, Curator of Soul Sister Revue, and East Coast Editor of Jamii Publishing

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Sister Book Lauch with Steven Karl

  • Berls Poetry Shop 126A Front Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Join Steven Karl, J. Mae Barizo, and Cynthia Manick for the launch of Sister by Steven Karl.

Steven Karl is the author of Dork Swagger (Coconut Books) andSister (Noemi Press). Recent poetry and non-fiction has appeared inBreaking The Lines (Flying Guillotine Press), Pinwheel, Jellyfish, Entropy, Real Pants, The Volta, Coldfront Magazine, andThe First Time I Heard My Bloody Valentine. He lives in Miami with his wife, Hitomi, and their daughter, Emma. In August they will move to Tokyo.

Born in Toronto, J. Mae Barizo is the author of The Cumulus Effect. A prize-winning poet, critic and performer, recent work appears in AGNI, Bookforum, Boston Review, Hyperallergic and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Bennington College, the New School, the Jerome Foundation and Poets House. Phillip Lopate wrote that Barizo's "exquisite poems display throughout a mastery of poetic form and a thoroughly professional command of surface and tone. It is clear we are in the hands of a highly cultivated, intelligent writer." A classically-trained musician and a champion of cross-genre work, J. Mae has performed sound/text collaborations with musicians from The National, Bon Iver, and the American String Quartet. As a musician she has performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Pharrell, among others. She lives in New York City.

Earlier Event: April 28
Cave Canem 20th Anniversary Reading
Later Event: June 7
Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading