Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Ordinary Evening Reading Series resumes on September 19 at the Anchor Bar's Mermaid Room with Shanna Compton, Ada Limón, and Jennifer L. Knox

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Anchor Bar’s Mermaid Room for the next installment of the Ordinary Evening Reading Series, featuring the following excellent poets:

Shanna Compton is the author of Down Spooky (poems, Winnow, 2005) and the editor of GAMERS (essays on video games, Soft Skull, 2004). Her poems can be found in Foursquare, Ping-Pong, the tiny, Tool, Abraham Lincoln, and other magazines, as well as in the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2005, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, and Bowery Women.

Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. Her first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second book This Big Fake World was the winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize and is due out in the fall. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jennifer L. Knox was born and raised in Lancaster, California, the largestcity named Lancaster in the world. Her first book of poems, A Gringo LikeMe, is available on Softskull Press. She is a three-time contributor to The Best American Poetry, and her work has appeared in Great American Prose Poems: from Poe to Present. She is currently studying avian linguistics via correspondence.