The Ordinary Evening Reading Series is celebrating the holiday season with two readings in December, on the 5th and the 19th. Both will occur at 7pm downstairs at the Anchor Bar's Mermaid Room (272 College St., New Haven). December 5th features three poets: Bruce Covey, P.F. Potvin, and Reb Livingston. Two more poets, the experimental poet Gabriel Gudding and the noted Rosanna Warren, will read on December 19th.
Bruce Covey is Lecturer of Creative Writing at Emory University and the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Front Room, Michigan) and Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books). His recent poems also appear or are forthcoming in 26, Verse, LIT, Bombay Gin, Boog City, 580 Split, and other journals. He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut and curates the What’s New in Poetry reading series in Atlanta.
Michigander P.F. Potvin is a writer, musician, and ultra-marathon runner. His prosy book, The Attention Lesson, which chronicles adventures in Patagonia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.S., is forthcoming from No Tell Press. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars where he received the Jane Kenyon Poetry Scholarship. Other scholarships include the Vermont Studio Center and the Catskill Poetry Conference. His writing has appeared in Born Magazine, Boston Review, Sentence, Black Warrior Review, Pierogi Press, and No Tell Motel. He also serves on the editorial board of Drunken Boat.
Reb Livingston is the author of Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books, forthcoming) and Pterodactyls Soar Again (Whole Coconut Chapbook Series, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2006 and literary magazines. Along with Carly Sachs, she curates the Washington DC-based reading series, Lolita and Gilda's Burlesque Poetry Hour.