BLATT Readings @ Galapagos Art Space

Friday, August 11th, 8pm

with Tod Thilleman, Donari Braxton, Julia Cohen and Joshua Cohen.

Tod Thilleman moved to New York at the age of 18 and worked for a brief period with Pace Editions. He is the author of numerous poetry collections and the novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. From 1991-1999 he was editor of Poetry New York: a journal of poetry & translation.

Donari Braxton's writing revolves around the ambition to reach a state of maximal objectivity, a state he defines as that in which one can juxtapose relevancy with symbolic personalism in order to maximally interpret the humanities. Braxton developed the bulk of his literary systems writing theatre in Paris. Currently he resides in New York, where he plans to release a collection of ten inter-dependant pieces numbered I — X.

Julia Cohen is the Managing Editor for Nightboat Books and a fiction reader for Small Spiral Notebook. Her chapbook, If Fire, Arrival, was just released with Horse Less Press, and her poems have been published in the Mississippi Review online, MiPOesia,How2, Octopus #7, Hanging Loose, GutCult, Boog City, the tiny, Pindeldyboz, and Word for/ Word and are forthcoming in typo, 5_Trope, AUGHT and H_NGM_AN. She lives in Brooklyn.

Joshua Cohen is the author of The Quorum (Twisted Spoon Press, 2005) and Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto (Fugue State Press, 2006). His essays regularly appear in The Forward, and he is a co-editor of BLATT.


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