The Academy of American Poets presents its second summer of readings in the Bryant Park Reading Room, as part of the 2006 Word for Word Series. Free and open to the public, the series highlights emerging poets and takes place monthly from May until September.
Jeffrey McDaniel is the author of Alibi School, The Forgiveness Parade, and most recently The Splinter Factory, all published by Manic D Press. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Council for the Arts, his work has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and New (American) Poets. A translated book of poems is forthcoming in Germany from Lautsprecher Press. He is a professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Eugene Ostashevsky's books of poetry include Iterature and Infinite Recursor Or The Bride of DJ Spinoza, both available through Ugly Duckling Presse. His work has also appeared in Best American Poetry, Jubilat, Boston Review, and Fence. A recipient of a 2005 poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he also translates Russian absurdist literature of the 1930s, and is the editor of OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism, published by Northwestern University Press.
Monica Youn's first book, Barter, was published by Graywolf Press in 2003. She was raised in Houston, Texas, and attended Princeton, Oxford, and Yale Law School. She lives in Manhattan, where she is an entertainment lawyer. She is currently working on her second book, titled Ignatz, based on George Herriman's classic comic strip Krazy Kat.
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