Ted Greenwald and Charles Bernstein founded the Ear Inn series in Fall 1978 with the Lally/Ashbery reading. The series migrated around the city and ran for another 15 years. Now The Poetry Society of New York is bringing it back to the Ear Inn! The Ear Inn resides in the historic James Brown house, built in 1817, and guess what? Because it’s a historic landmark, you can drink on the street out front!! What?
Here are our inaugural readers:
Monica McClure’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review Online, Loaded Bicycle, Indigest, and elsewhere. She teaches in the English Department at Bloomfield College and lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Matthew Yeager’s poems have appeared in NANOfiction, Sixthfinch, Bat City Review, Supermachine, Gulf Coast, and others, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. His short film “A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment” was an official
selection at thirteen film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards. Other distinctions include the 2009 Barthelme Prize in Short Prose and two MacDowell fellowships. He’s been working the last three years on developing and writing a serial television drama tentatively called Savages of the Ohio, a true history of merchant adventuring in the 1760s. The son of a coalminer’s daughter, he graduated high school in Cincinnati, OH in 1998 and has lived in
New York City since 2002. In 2011, he took over as the co-curator of the KGB Monday Night Poetry series. A book of poetry is forthcoming at some point from Forklift Books.
Mark Bibbins’s third book of poems, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.