Bedside Guide Reading in Paris
19 May at 8:00 pm. AT: The Highlander, 8 rue de Nevers, just southwest of the Pont Neuf, 75006, M° St-Michel. (Happy hour from 5-8. Come early & have a glass with us.)
A double-bill poetry reading to celebrate spring, agape, & eros featuring poets Evie Shockley, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Lea Graham, & Timothy Bradford from The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007) followed by an open mike with David Barnes & the Spoken Word reading series.
* Evie Shockley is the author of two poetry collections: The Gorgon Goddess (2001) & a half-red sea (2006), with Carolina Wren Press. Cave Canem fellow, Hedgebrook fellowship for women writers, Shockley teaches African American Lit & creative writing at Rutgers.
* Jill Alexander Essbaum's first book, Heaven, won the 1999 Bakeless Prize followed by Oh Forbidden, a collection of erotic sonnets (Pecan Grove Press), & Harlot, with No Tell Books. Necropolis, (neoNuma Arts), is forthcoming in spring 2008. She splits her time between Zürich & the States.
* Lea Graham's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Review, American Letters & Commentary, Mudlark, Shadow Train, & The Worcester Review. Her chapbook, Calendar Girls, was published in the spring of 2006 by above/ground Press in Ottawa. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.
* Timothy Bradford's poetry has appeared in Bombay Gin, CrossConnect, DIAGRAM, H_NGM_N, Mudlark, No Tell Motel, & Runes, among other journals. Currently, he is an associate foreign researcher with the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent as he finishes researching & writing a novel based on the history of the Vélodrome d'Hiver.