Remember ancient Rome? Honestly, me neither, but I do know that before that little shit Augustus came along, this eighth month (the sixth, in the original Roman calendar) was awesomely named SEXTILIS. Awesome because it’s at once a sex joke & a handy way to remember where it fell on the calendar. That said, The Reading at Chrystie Street intends to put the SEX back in SEXTILIS with two fantastic poets. Who, FYI, have nothing to do with the poor taste of this paragraph. They are actually two extremely classy guys.
Next Thursday, take back Sextilis with Luke " Celerius quam asparagi cocuntur" Bloomfield and Daniel “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres” Coudriet.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
7 M SHARP (ha ha, I know)
THE FOUR-FACED LIAR
165 West 4th Street, at 6th Avenue.
LUKE BLOOMFIELD LIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME REGION OF NEW ENGLAND. HE EDITS THE JOURNAL notnostrums AND HAS POEMS IN GOOGLEABLE PLACES. THIS IS HIS DEBUT 2010 NEW YORK READING.
Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Parade (Blue Hour Press, forthcoming in late 2010). His poems have made recent appearances in Verse, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Octopus, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. His translations of the Argentinean poets Lila Zemborain, Oliverio Girondo, and Reynaldo Sietecase have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, and the anthology Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity, among others.