Alice Whitwham
Kathleen Miller
POETRY @ 4 4 3  P A S
Alice Whitwham + Kathleen Miller

March 10, 2011, 6 - 9 PM
Curated by Paul Foster Johnson

Please join us for the first installment of POETRY @ 4 4 3  P A S, featuring poets Alice Whitwham and Kathleen Miller.

Alice Whitwham graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 2009, where she concentrated in Renaissance poetry. She has worked for the Chicago Review, and is now an editorial assistant at Litmus Press.

Kathleen Miller is a poet and social worker who lives in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in publications such as HOW2, Jacket, Faux Press’ Bay Poetics Anthology, Matrix Magazine, Shifter Magazine and Boog City. Her chapbook, The Weather is Happening All Around Us, was published by Delirium Press in 2006.

John Coletti
Stephanie Gray
POETRY @ 4 4 3  P A S:
John Coletti & Stephanie Gray

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 6-9 PM
Curated by Alice Whitwham

Please join us for a reading in conjunction with the exhibition Jonathan Podwil: The Golden Age of Cinema.
Featuring poet John Coletti and poet-filmmaker Stephanie Gray.

About the Poets

John Coletti is the author of Mum Halo (Rust Buckle Books 2010), Same Enemy Rainbow (fewer & further 2008), and Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs 2005). He recently served as editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter and co-edits Open 24 Hours Press with Greg Fuchs.

  “Mum Halo is clipped, an inert butterfly, the music of which is imbued with the terrible knowledge that our love’s resolve is the source of our brokenness, and the meaning for which we go on, all at once. This fact is played out in a language as lush as the natural world John adores, and as bruised as his very own body, by eros, and also by play. This book means the world to me, exactly.”

- Dana Ward

 “Coletti’s a pal of the true hearts writing, ruminating and starving around the historical churchyard on 2nd Ave and 9th street but keeps a slow and low profile […] when ripping through it's [Mum Halo’s] pages we were left both stoned-brained and speed-slapped. Here is writing that takes the economy of word-mythos line play and evokes it with charm, humor and street sophistication.”

Thurston Moore and Byron Coley – Arthur Magazine

Poet-filmmaker Stephanie Gray's first book, Heart Stoner Bingo was published by Straw Gate Books in 2007. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, Sentence, The Brooklyn Rail, 2ndAvenuePoetry, EOAGH, The Boog City Reader, and The Recluse. Venues she has read at, often live with her films, include the Projections, Segue, and Poetry Project Friday series. Her films have shown internationally, including at the Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Viennale, Videoex, and Antimatter fests, among others. Her most recent film, You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen as Clinton, a super 8 film with a voiceover inspired by the writings of E.B. White’s, Here is NY is currently screening in the Black Maria Film Festival Tour, where it was one of 10 Jury’s Choice First Prizes, and has or will screen at the E-Poetry Festival (Buffalo), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), 8 Fest (Toronto), Director’s Lounge (Berlin), and Mono No Aware, an expanded cinema event in Brooklyn.

"[...] in the roving attention and looping syllogistics of Gray’s poems, one discerns the logic of a film-maker making sense of experience through association, slippage, and the repetition of language elements (discursive arguments as well as sound-images)."

- Thom Donovan, Segue series introduction, 2009

“Surely there' a real me, a real Stephanie Gray, a Buffalo, a band once called Metallica, real truckers wearing caps and a breadstore full of real bread that will never close. Leave it to a filmmaker poet (Stephanie Gray) to write a post melancholy book of poems in which everything leaving is saved not lost both by history's first appearance in print of "holy moly" and also the simple fact of repetition getting new (again) in the hands of this natural master or mistress. Stephanie says it best: It's like strangers, it's like fire.”

- Eileen Myles (on Heart Stoner Bingo)

Einer Nach dem Anderen/One at a Time
DF Taxi
Jonathan Podwil Film Screening
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6-8 PM

Please join us for a special screening of Jonathan Podwil's short films, in conjunction with the exhibition Jonathan Podwil: The Golden Age of Cinema.  Podwil's films are frame-by-frame animations of super8 film and are made using hand held plastic models, shot from a tv screen, live action, or a combination all of these methods. They are usually shown as projections alongside paintings.

"...Podwil's method involves a painstaking manipulation of his materials, especially in his digitally animated loops, which reveal acts of distortion to the original footage. ... (The)violence of everyday life hovers in the air. The images show how the "blur" can give the most seemingly mundane pictures a threatening quality - demonstrating at the same time that media cross pollination is as rich in possibility as ever."

- Gregory Williams, ARTFORUM
Sherwood Forest Release Party
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7-9 PM

Please join the editors of Futurepoem to celebrate the release of their newest Futurepoem title, Sherwood Forest, by Camille Roy!  The evening will feature readings by the author along with poets, Eileen Myles and Paul Foster Johnson.


Camille Roy is a writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Her books include Cheap Speech, a play (Leroy), and Craquer, a fictional autobiography (2nd Story Books) , as well as Swarm, two novellas (Black Star Series), among others. Earlier books include The Rosy Medallions (Kelsey Street) and Cold Heaven, plays (O Books). She edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative with Mary Burger, Robert Glück, and Gail Scott (CoachHouse 2005, re-issued 2010). Roy has taught creative writing in multiple genres at several institutions, including San Francisco State University, California State University Summer Arts, and Naropa. 

Paul Foster Johnson is the author of Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011) and Refrains/Unworkings (Apostrophe Books, 2008). With E. Tracy Grinnell, he is the author of the g-o-n-g press chapbook Quadriga. His poems have appeared in Jacket, The Awl, Cannot Exist, GAM, EOAGH, Fence, and Octopus. From 2003 to 2006, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. Beginning this fall, he will edit The Poetry Project Newsletter. 

Eileen Myles was born in Boston and moved to New York in 1974. Her Inferno (a poet's novel) is just out from OR books. For her collection of essays, The Importance of Being Iceland, she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. Sorry Tree is her most recent book of poems. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She lives in New York.

Robert Gluck
Stacy Szymaszek
POETRY @ 4 4 3 P A S:
Robert Glück & Stacy Szymaszek

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 6-9 PM
Curated by Alice Whitwham

Please join us for a reading by the poets Robert Glück and Stacy Szymaszek, in conjunction with the exhibition 
Laurel Sparks: Against Nature.

About the Poets:

Robert Glück is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist, a book of stories, Denny Smith, and a book of poems and short prose, Reader. Glück was Co-Director of Small Press Traffic, Director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State, and Associate Editor at Lapis Press. He prefaced Between Life and Death, a book of paintings by Frank Moore, and with artist Dean Smith he made the film, Aliengnosis. With Gail Scott, Camille Roy, and Mary Burger, he edited the anthology, Biting The Error: Writers on Narrative. He lives "high on a hill" in San Francisco.

“The transactions between Glück's narrators (they are all 'Bob,' each an incarnation of the author himself) and their objects of erotic interest are broken down into slivers of lubricity and possibility, moments as loaded with a sense of loss and dread as with the potential orgasm [...] Removing the deranging clumsiness of pornography from the erotic, Glück reveals it as a terrain of emotional risk. His Characters, by turns empathetic, authoritative, and contemplative, continually discover their feelings in places excluded from ordinary renderings of love. What the lower deposits in a toilet bowl or ejaculates into a napkin can be a field of study as rich as the human face.

[...] Because Glück emphatically constructs the reality he shows, his reader is always aware of the writer writing; and this translucence is, somehow, an entirely natural element in his work, rather than a conspicuous device. Glück's authorial voice is personal and dispassionate; it is a voice whose very mildness lures one into an orgiastic wilderness without maps or compass. He is an avuncular de Sade."

- Gary Indiana on Denny SmithBookforum

Stacy Szymaszek was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1969 and grew up there. She studied at the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), graduating in 1991 with a BA in Literature. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009), both published by Litmus Press, as well as numerous chapbooks, including Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Press, 2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (OMG, 2008), and from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009). From 1999 to 2005, she worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. In 2005, she moved to New York City, where she is the Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.

“Out beyond the laws of kinship, Hyperglossia is equal parts kin with Kathy Acker’s In Memoriam to Identity and kari edwards’s a day in the life of p.. Szymaszek’s book proposes a world of post-mortality nobody can be slain in absentia where bodies and souls are transported trans-oceanically in leaky vessels whose very uselessness argues for a radically queer trans-poetics, a kind of transmigratory being in which identity, like gender a tomb, can only fail because one ceases to exist as this or that thing. Hyperglossia nourishes trans-identity, an ailment not to be treated except with anagrammatic homeopathies sibilant whispers which cure our injured declarations of love by transmuting a language that otherwise falsifies us into wholeness and pretends to fix us. Hyperglossia is the critical form disruption takes to interrupt the regime. This is writing as metempsychosis, activating a movement across bodies and names, species and spaces, making what’s been excluded from sense sensible blown pink omissions where we’re all twice dying between honey and shipwreck.”

- Rob Halpern on Hyperglossia

Beauport by Kate Colby
How Phenomena Appear to Unfold by Leslie Scalapino
Aufgabe 10
Litmus Press Spring Book Party
June 10, 2011, 6  - 9 PM

Litmus Press is having a party to celebrate their new and recent releases: Beauport, by Kate Colby, a new and expanded edition of How Phenomena Appear to Unfold, by Leslie Scalapino, and Aufgabe #10. The event will feature readings by Charles Bernstein, Kate Colby, Stephanie Gray, Jill Magi, Christopher Stackhouse, and.Joan Retallack.

Please join us, and invite your friends!

Least Weasel Chapbook Launch
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 6-9 PM

Please join the editors of Least Weasel Chapbooks, for the chapbook launch — reading by the poets Joanna Fuhrman, Christopher Funkhouser, Brenda Iijima, erica kaufman, Jane Rice, and Christina Strong. 

Least Weasel Chapbooks are a new venture from Propolis Press, featuring the work of contemporary poets with letterpress covers printed by artist-publisher-poet Karen Randall.

For more information, please visit us at

About the Readers:

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four full-length collections of poetry, most recently Moraine (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) and Pageant (Alice James Books, 2009). She is the poetry editor for Boog City, a community newspaper for the Lower East Side and the Wednesday night curator for the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church for the 2010/2011 season. Her poem 
Stagflation” won a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She teaches poetry in her apartment, public schools, and at Rutgers University and will be reading from her new Least Weasel chapbook: The Emotive Function.

Christopher Funkhouser is an Associate Professor and Director of the Communication and Media program in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he teaches Digital Poetry, Electronic Literature, Cybertext, and other courses. He has also taught courses at Naropa University (2007) and University of Pennsylvania (2010), where he holds a position as Senior Editor at PennSound. He is author of the documentary study Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archeology of Forms, 1959-1995 (University of Alabama Press, 2007), the chapbooks Electro þerdix (Least Weasel, 2011), LambdaMOO_Sessions (Writer’s Forum, 2006), and an e-book (CD-ROM), Selections 2.0, published by the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University (Malaysia), where he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in 2006.

Brenda Iijima’s books of poetry include Around Sea (2004), Animate, Inanimate Aims (2007), Subsistence Equipment (2008), Revv. You’ll—ution (2009), and If Not Metamorphic (2010). Joan Retallack writes that “Iijima’s eco-provocations have the lightness and gravitas of an improbably reconsecrated world glimpsed at its hectic, interrogatively driven conception. On the edge of loss, words have taken on directagency.” Her chapbook, Glossematics, Thus is an imaginary three-way conversation with/between/on Jacques Derrida, Tyrone Williams and herself quilted within autobiography, saturated through layers of socio-historical detail—sedimentary. She lives in Brooklyn where she runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.

erica kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School, 2009) as well as several chapbooks. Poems from the Least Weasel chapbook, INSTANT CLASSIC, can be found in Little Red Leaves & in Elective Affinities. kaufman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center where she studies Composition and Rhetoric and its possible relationships to contemporary poetics. she lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Baruch College and Bard’s Institute for Writing & Thinking.

Jane Rice lives in San Francisco and is the author of Portrait Sitters (Propolis Press, 2007), a painterly sequence of likenesses of Montparnasse artists during the inter-war period. “Like any excellent portraitist, she exposes her subjects’ emotional landscapes, but she also goes beyond the frame of the individual to evoke an entire time and place.”—Cole Swensen. Her recent work has appeared in qarrtsiluni, Diner, Barrow Street and RealPoetik. Her Least Weasel chapbook, The Truth about the World, is a polyphonic dance that keeps the mind reeling.

Christina Strong (a.k.a. xtina) has work recently published and (rumored to be) forthcoming in the West Wind Review, EOAGH, and Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf. She is the author of The New York School (Propolis Press, 2009) and the chapbook Fifth Plateau from Pink Adrenaline Star. She is currently working on a project about race and riots in the 1960s and makes things pretty for a living.

Artist’s Talk with Laurel Sparks
Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 6-9 PM

Please join us for an Artist’s Talk with Laurel Sparks, in conjunction with the exhibition Laurel Sparks: Against Nature, on view at 4 4 3 P A S until June 3rd.  

Inspired by Tarot symmetry and Felliniesque characters, Sparks’ work embodies and disembodies Glam rock decadence and occult mysticism. Toxic color, fake jewels and chunks of glitter evoke a Dionysian atmosphere that attracts and repels. Elegant, yet irreverent, her paintings and collages dare viewers to embrace their uncivilized beauty.

Sparks holds an MFA from Bard and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work was recently exhibited in the DeCordova Biennial (Lincoln, MA) and Dramatis Personae at Dodge Gallery (New York, NY). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Julian Talamantez Brolaski
CA Conrad
Kim Lyons
POETRY @ 4 4 3  P A S:
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, CAConrad & Kimberly Lyons

Thursday August 25th, 2011, 7pm
Curated by Alice Whitwham

Please join us for readings by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, CAConrad and Kimberly Lyons, in conjunction with the exhibition: Shapeshifters, curated by Laurel Sparks 

Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and several chapbooks. Advice for Lovers is forthcoming from City Lights in Spring 2012. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press and plays country music with Juan and the Pines ( ). New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.

On gowanus atropolis:

"Aspirate all h's and brace to meet Sludgie, 'erstwhal' of the Gowanus, displaced echolocator through a lush verbal wildering of neologisms, hot archaisms, and barbed portmanteaus. Brolaski finds the 'herm' in 'hermunculae' and puts the 'gee' back in 'ambigenuity.' The tongue hasn't sounded this flexed and full since Chaucer lapped up Romance, but these damesires sing instruction with their fishairs: one 'ynvents a grammatical order' so to 'speke englysshe/polymorphously.'"

- Rodney Koeneke 

CAConrad is the recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real and Imagined (Factory School, 2010). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online at

On The Book of Frank:

"CAConrad continually speaks up, speaks out, and speaks frankly, forcing a re-evaluation of culturally pervasive notions about what constitutes normative gender, sexuality, and domesticity. But The Book of Frank is not a polemic, exactly; rather, in a mode reminiscent of John Berryman's Dream Songs, Conrad's sequence of untitled, short poems catalogs via the character of Frank the aftermath of the archetypal events of life: birth, childhood, independence, sexual awaking, marriage, parenting and death. These events are not narrated so much as given an absurdist, allegorical spin - part Kafka, part Jungian imagery, but always clearly articulated...At once charming and frightening, The Book of Frank will certainly take the top of your head off, and it might just replace it with something better."

- Noah Eli Gordon, The Boston Review 

Kimberly Lyons is the author of several books of poetry including Phototherapique (Ketalanche Press/Portable Press, 2008) and Saline (Instance Press, 2005). Rouge, a new collection of poems, is forthcoming from Instance Press. Her poems have recently appeared in the magazines New American WritingPeaches and Bats, and Peepshow/Poetry (online). She is the publisher of Lunar Chandelier Press.

On Saline:

"Again and again, a mindful image is cut out of the background of the world and then placed over another context, while the hollow shape left in the the background is filled in by an image from a new context...In this regard, thought steals back and forth between objects and words, revealing a world of firefly details that comes close to descriptive hallucination...a plethora of bright, irrational bloomings, radiant insights."

- Charles Borkhuis, The Poetry Project Newsletter 

Jill Pangallo

Wedsday, November 16th, 2011. 7:00pm

Jill Pangallo is is an artist best known for her funny and disturbing performances that deal with identity and mass culture. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern California, Pangallo received a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Psychology from Eugene Lang College. In the years following, she spent her days working at a major advertising firm in New York City and her nights performing on the downtown club and cabaret circuit. In the fall of 2005, Jill relocated to Austin to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of Texas, which she received in May of 2008. She performs and shows nationally as the collaborative duo, SKOTE, which she co-directs with Alex P. White. As one-half of the performance duo, the HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka), she performs with long running NYC show, Losers Lounge, as well as at the annual Stevie Nicks tribute event, Night of 1,000 Stevies. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Austin Video Bee, a multimedia video collective that seeks to promote experimental and innovative work by underrepresented artists. For her project Nohegan Jill received an ArtsReach grant from the University of Texas in 2007 and an Idea Fund grant in 2011. In 2008, the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, in conjunction with the 2009 Texas Biennial, awarded her a Temporary Outdoor Projects grant. In 2010 she participated in Dixon Place’s Performance Works-In-Progress series and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program. Pangallo lectures around the country and has taught performance, video and digital production at the university level. She lives and works in New York City.


POETRY @ 443 P A S 

E. Tracy Grinnell and Christian Hawkey

Please join us for readings by E. Tracy Grinnell and Christian Hawkey, in conjunction with the exhibition: Conjurer, by Rachel Bers
Thursday September 29th, 6pm-9pm

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.

"Poetry approaches the limits of interiority where subject and object, interior and exterior, here and there are constituted in the intense lapses of prepositions, conjunctions, articles and other relating words towards the abstract injunctions of grammatical becoming...By the play of more and less formal elemental intentions appearing to unfold and unfolding to disappear, Grinnell maintains the mobility of perpections, sensations, ideas and memory shards where one might otherwise "see" prehensively, foreclosing the open. Beyond theory per se and literary mannerism are lived words the located remnants of actualities, desires, potentia. Where experience touches experience "these locations are history. When words evidence lived duration rupture/is rapture."

—Thom Donovan on Some Clear Souvenir

Christian Hawkey has written two full-length poetry collections: The Book of Funnels (Wave Books, 2005) and Citizen Of (Wave, 2007); four chapbooks: Hour Hour (Delirium Press, 2005), Petitions for an Alien Relative (Hand Held Editions, 2009), Ulf (Factory Hollow Press, 2010), and Sonette mit Elizabethanischem Maulwurf (hochroth verlag, 2010); and the cross-genre book Ventrakl (2010, Ugly Duckling Presse). 

"Your words, Trakl, and yours, Ignatz, have found me, but you have not. What is this other language? Furthermore, what is this loss with which it confronts us? At once tribute and tributary to a larger body of work, it appears that translation is, like poetry itself, only the beginning of understanding the remote worlds that beckon. Or, as Henri Michauz put it (in a translation by Richard Sieburth) in the epigraph that begins Hawkey's Ventrakl: "Grasp, traslate. And everything is translation at every level, in every direction."

—Quinn Latimer, on Ventrakl (Frieze Magazine)t.

Saturday December 3, 2011. 6 - 9 pm

Readings by poets Jean Mcready, Susan Landers, Mark Weiss, Elizabeth Treadwell, Jennifer Moxley, and Kyle Schlesinger.

Susan Landers is the author of 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style (Least Weasel/Propolis Press, 2011),
248 mgs, a panic picnic (O Books 2003), and Covers (O Books 2007). She edited the early aught journal Pom2. Recent poems have appeared in Elective Affinities, Try Magazine, and The Recluse. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jenn McCreary is the author of :ab ovo:, published by Dusie Press in 2009. She is also the author of the chapbooks: errata stigmata (Potes & Poets Press) & four o’clock pocket chiming (Beautiful Swimmer Press), the e-chapbook: Maps & Legends: (Scantily Clad Press), and a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press). Her poetry has been published in Combo, Lungfull!, Tool: A Magazine, POM2, So To Speak, Sous Rature, Tangent, & How2. She lives with the writer Chris McCreary & their twin sons in Philadelphia, where she co-edits ixnay press with Chris. Her Least Weasel chapbook is entitled :Odyssey and Oracle:.

Jennifer Moxley is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Clampdown (Flood 2009) and the Least Weasel chapbook Evacuations. She teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Maine.
Kyle Schlesinger is a poet who writes and lectures on typography and artists’ books. His books of poems include Commonplace (Cuneiform, 2011), Bad Words to the Radio and Other Poems (Least Weasel/Propolis Press, 2011), Picture Day (Electio Editions,2011), What You Will (NewLightsPress, 2012) and Seeing Things (Chax Press, 2012). Poems & Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book, was published in 2010 by the Center for Book Arts in conjunction with an exhibition. He is an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at UHV and proprietor of Cuneiform Press.

Elizabeth Treadwell is the author of seven books, including the poetry collections Chantry (poetry, Chax Press , 2004) and Birds & Fancies (poetry, Shearsman Books, 2007), as well as half a dozen chapbooks, the latest of which is Ancient Celebrity Tune-Rot (Least Weasel/Propolis Press, 2011). She lives and writes in Oakland, California, where she was born.

Mark Weiss is the author of Dark Season (Least Weasel/Propolis Press, 2011) and As Landscape (Chax Press, 2010), and five other collections of poetry. Different Birds appeared as an ebook in 2004 ( Among his translations are Stet: Selected Poems of José Kozer (Junction, 2006) Cuaderno de San Antonio / The San Antonio Notebook, by Javier Manríquez (Editorial Praxis, 2004), Notas del país de Z, by Gaspar Orozco (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, 2009), and the ebook La isla en peso/ The Whole Island, by Virgilio Piñera (2010, His bilingual anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry was published in 2009 by the University of California Press. He lives at the edge of Manhattan’s only forest.

This, the second series of Least Weasel Chapbooks from Propolis Press, features the work of contemporary poets with letterpress covers printed by artist-publisher-poet Karen Randall. For more information please visit us at

443 PAS can be found at

HR Hegnauer’s SIR and Jamie Townsend’s STRAP/HALO
with special guests Rachel Levitsky and Geoffrey Olsen

Friday December 9th, 2011 7:00 pm 443 PAS@ Kevin M. Absec Designs, Inc.

443 Park Ave South 
Suite 604
New York, NY 10016

HR Hegnauer is a freelance book and website designer who specializes in working with small presses and individual artists. She received her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. SIR is her first chapbook.

Jamie Townsend is a co-founder of con/crescent, a chapbook publisher & magazine focused on discursive essay / creative non-fiction. He is author of the chapbooks STRAP/HALO (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs; 2011), Matryoshka (LRL Textile Editions; 2011), and THE DOME (Ixnay Press; 2011). His poetry and critical work has appeared in various publications, including The Cultural Society, Gam, Wheelhouse, Volt, Elective Affinities, Jacket2, The Poetry Project Newsletter, & TRY.

Rachel Levitsky’s second poetry collection NEIGHBOR was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2009. Her first novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours will be published by Futurepoem in 2012. Levitsky teaches Writing and Literature at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, Bard Prison Initiative and Pratt Institute. She is founder and member of Belladonna* Collaborative--a hub of feminist avant-garde literary action:

Geoffrey Olsen lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and works at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the East Village. He is the author of the chapbooks Not of Distends * Address Panicked (Minutes Books, 2011) and End Notebook (Petrichord Books; 2008).

Please join us for Bard's Night Out, special reading with acclaimed authors. Tuesday, January 31st 6-8:30.

Trey Sager is the author of "Dear Failures" and "O New York," two chapbooks from Ugly Duckling Presse. He edits fiction at Fence Magazine. Currently he's writing a romance novel tentatively called "The Fires of Siberia" and a memoir called "Oedipus Breast."

Jamie Schwartz is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Literary Review and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and currently serves as the Managing Director of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Jamie also serves on the Boards of Directors for Fence/Fence Books and ep;phany magazine.

Yasmine Alwan is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist in training. Her work has appeared in Noon, The Brooklyn Rail, The Coming Envelope and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Douglas A. Martin is the author of three novels, most recently Once You Back (Seven Stories Press). Other books include: They Change the Subject, stories; Your Body Figured, a lyric narrative, and In the Time of Assignments, poems. His first novel, Outline of My Lover, was named an International Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forysthe Company for their 
multimedia production "Kammer/Kammer."

Poetry @ 443 PAS

Thursday, ​March 15th, 7 pm— 9pm

Readings by Poets Kristin Prevallet, Flip Marinovich, Nicholas A. DeBoer.

Kristin Prevallet was the Fall 2011 writer-in-residence at Spalding University and teaches workshops on Trance Poetics through the Center for Mindbody Studies. She is the author of four books including I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press) and she edited and introduced the critical edition of Helen Adam’s work, A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation). She is a member of the Belladonna Collaborative and works as a hypnotherapist in Manhattan.

Filip Marinovich, the poetry of the multiverse occupying him, is the author of Zero Readership, And if You Don’t Go Crazy I’ll Meet You Here Tomorrow and of the forthcoming Wolfman Librarian.

Nicholas A DeBoer puts out a lot stuff. Little DIY stuff, Red Night Anti-Matter (PDN 2011), HS Hammerheart (forthcoming), Ushered White Waiting (con/crescent 2009). He runs con/crescent with Jamie Townsend, who is up in the Massachusetts. They sometimes run a poetry reading series, when they have it all together. He did the whole education thing, Naropa, where he met those favorites he keeps up with. He is a Potlatch Discordian, believes in the 23 enigma and has an ongoing debate going with Ezra Pound's Cantos, called The Slip.

Please join us for a poetry reading with Paige Taggart, Kate Schapira, and Lauren Levin
Friday, April 13th, 7 pm

443 PAS Gallery 
@ Kevin M. Absec Designs, Inc.
443 Park Avenue South, Suite 604, 
New York, NY 10016 

Paige Taggart is the author of three chapbooks: DIGITAL MACRAMÉ (Poor Claudia), Polaroid Parade (Greying Ghost Press), and The Ice Poems (DoubleCross Press). She lives in Brooklyn and was a 2009 NYFA Fellow. Additional publications and her jewelry can be found here:

Kate Schapira is the author of How We Saved the City (Stockport Flats), The Bounty: Four Addresses (Noemi Press), Town (Factory School / Heretical Texts) and The Soft Place (forthcoming in 2012 from Horseless Press) as well as chapbooks with Rope-A-Dope, Horseless, Cy Gist and Flying Guillotine Presses, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, and forthcoming from dancing girl press. She lives in Providence, RI, where she co-organizes the Publicly Complex Reading Series and teaches writing to college students and 4th graders.

Lauren Levin is from New Orleans and lives in Oakland. She is the author of Song (The Physiocrats), Keenan (Lame House Press) and Not Time (Boxwood Editions). Recent work appeared in Little Red Leaves, With+Stand, and Peaches and Bats, and is forthcoming in Big Bell. She works on the Poetic Labor Project with Brandon Brown, Steve Farmer, and Alli Warren. She works on Mrs. Maybe with Catherine Meng and Jared Stanley. With Lara Durback, Melissa Mack, Anne Lesley Selcer, and Laura Woltag, she wrote and directed Debt: A Play for Poets' Theater, and hopes to plunge deeper into investigating debt.

Poetry @ 443 PAS

Thursday, June 7th, 7 pm— 9pm

Readings by Poets Laura Elrick. David James Miller, and Stephanie Gray.

Laura Elrick’s latest book, Propagation, will be published by Kenning Editions later this year. Previous works include an oppositional cartography and performance work called Blocks Away (2010), the video-poem Stalk (2008), 5 Audio Pieces for Doubled Voice (2005), and two books of poetry, Fantasies in Permeable Structures (Factory School, 2005) and sKincerity (Krupskaya, 2003).

David James Miller is the author of the chapbooks As Sequence, and Facts & Other Objects, and his work can be found or is forthcoming from LVNG, Otoliths, Moria, elimae, Diagram, The Cultural Society, and elsewhere. He writes from New York City where he publishes These Signals Press, edits SET, an annual journal of experimental poetry, and lives with his wife and son.

A filmmaker-poet, Stephanie Gray’s first book of poems, Heart Stoner Bingo, was published by Straw Gate Books in 2007. Magazine-journal publications include Sentence, Aufgabe, Brooklyn Rail, EOAGH, 2ndAvenuePoetry, Boog City Reader, and The Recluse. Reading series where she’s read live with her films include Segue and the Poetry Project’s Friday night series. As a filmmaker, her experimental / city symphony / and queer-themed films have screened internationally at festivals such as Viennale, Oberhausen, Chicago Underground, and queer fests such Frameline, Mix, and Inside Out. Her recent film You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen as Clinton, a poetic film letter to E.B. White’s 1940s essay Here is NY, was included in the 2011 Black Maria Film Festival Tour where it was one of 10 Jury’s Choice First Prizes; other screenings included the E-Poetry Fest in Buffalo , The 8 Fest in Toronto and Mono No Aware, an expanded cinema event in Brooklyn . In other valuable information, she is pleased to learn that after having made a short film speculating on 80s actress Kristy McNichol’s sexuality in 2003 (which widely screened in queer festivals) that Ms. McNichol finally came out this year.

Negative Joy

A screening of contemporary video works from around the world 
Curated by Angela Dufresne

Monica Cook
Tim Davis
Rao Heidmets
Shana Moulton
Jacolby Satterwhite

Screening June 14th at 6 pm
Snacks and Mojitos 

Sublime, often abject, perverse, each of the artist’s works exhibit aspects of our daily lives (religion, landscape, bodies, architecture…) and diverts paths to nihilism and isolation with humor, irreverence, play, even madness. In re-routing our negativity the effort is not to deny the dark contradictions of our existence, but to bring forth negativity in a way that it can be experienced joyously, a kind of meta-catharsis, through play, imagination and directness.

Monica Cook
was born in Dalton, GA and earned a BA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She recently concluded a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she presently lives and works. Cook’s paintings have shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide, including the Moti Hasson Gallery in New York City, the King Bridge Biennial at The Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA, and the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Her work can be found in many prominent collections and has been reviewed in numerous international publications.

Tim Davis
(born 1969 in Malawi) is an American visual artist and poet. His photographic work delves into formal aspects of photography (light and abstraction) as well as socially engaged documentary. He is the author and subject of several books, including Lots, Permanent Collection and My Life in Politics, plus a book of poetry titled American Whatever. He has recently delved inot an ongoing video project “The Upstate Oympics”.
Represented by Greenberg Van Doren Gallery and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York City, Davis teaches in the photography program at Bard College. He was awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2007. He lives and works in New York City and Tivoli, New York.

Shana Moulton
works in video and performance. Moulton studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she received her MFA. Moulton has also recently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and studied at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her video work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at The New Museum, the Kitchen, The Armory Show Art Fair, New York; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Loop ’05 Video Festival, Barcelona; Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris; Aurora, Edinburgh; Dark Light Festival, Dublin; Impakt Festival, Utrecht; Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen; Canada Gallery, New York; and Bellwether, New York. Moulton currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Rao Heidmets
born in 1956 in Pärnu, Estonia. Part of a great history of Estonian Animator. He graduated from the Tallinn Technical University, faculty of electro-energetics as the engineer of electric networks and systems.
After the finishing university in 1982 he changed career and went to the «Tallinnfilm» studios to make animated films. At first as animator and from 1983 as film director. Since 1996 he is a foreman of Estonian Animation’s Union.
Since 1997- 1999 he is a member of Estonian Film Foundation’s Expert Board. 
Since 1999-2001 he is a executive producer in Estonian State TV in Children and Youth Programs.
In 1999 he participate in International Media Non Grata Festival in Tallinn.
In 2001 he was a member of Jury at XVII International Odense Filmfestival in Denmark.

Jacolby Satterwhite
was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. He attended The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture residency in 2009. Satterwhite has exhibited his multimedia works in numerous exhibitions in New York including PS.1 MoMA, The Kitchen, Exit Art, Rush Arts Gallery,and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. He has also performed at The New Museum and P.S.1 with Terry Adkins in the Sacred Order of the Twilight Brothers.

Philosophies of the Body face off Apocalypse, or?
We look forward to seeing you at…

Poetry @ 443 PAS

Readings by Ari Banias, Evelyn Reilly and Chana Porter.
Curated by Brenda Iljima
This is the celebratory release reading for Ari’s chapbook, WHAT'S PERSONAL IS BEING HERE WITH ALL OF YOU 

Thursday, July, 19th, 7 pm— 9pm

Ari Banias grew up in Los Angeles, El Paso, and the suburbs of Chicago. Recent work is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Subtropics, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and is the 2012-13 Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing in Madison. He lives and works with used books in Brooklyn, NY.

Evelyn Reilly’s most recent book, Apocalypso continues the dystopic reworking of "nature poetry" of Styrofoam. Both were published by Roof Books. Earlier work includes Hiatus, from Barrow Street Press, and Fervent Remnants of Reflective Surfaces, a chapbook from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.

Chana Porter is a writer, theatre artist, yoga teacher and co-founder of AliveWire Theatrics, a company of artists dedicated to facilitating their own work.  Her plays include Leap and the Net Will Appear, Besharet, the musical Animal Hearts, and an adaptation of the novel The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst. Her work has been performed and developed at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, PS122’s 9th Space, Columbia University, Primary Stages, Dixon Place and the White Bear in London. Leap and the Net Will Appear was featured as part of the Rattlestick Tongues reading series, directed by Craig Lucas and starring Wallace Shawn and her short play Brad and Meredith at the End of the World was presented as part of Rattlestick’s 2012 Theatre Jam. Currently, Chana is collaborating on an original opera with the musician Autre Ne Veut and writing an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with Randolph Curtis Rand. 

 Nature as Spectral Evocation, or? 

Poetry @ 443 PAS

Readings by Erin Morrill and Toni Simon
Curated by Brenda Iljima

Thursday, September 20th, 7-9pm

Erin Morrill grew up in Appalachian Tennessee, moved thirty times, and now lives in Brooklyn . Her work has more recently appeared in Aufgabe and Bombay Gin. Her chapbook Pornologue was released by Berkeley Neo Baroque in 2011. She has two other forthcoming chapbooks. She is the founder and manager of Trafficker Press

Toni Simon is a multimedia artist who has exhibited her drawings at the Drawing Center and at the AIR Gallery in NYC. She is collaborating with poet Joanna Fuhrman and has illustrated books by poets Laynie Browne and Nick Piombino. Her own illustrated book of prose poetry Earth After Earth is just out from Lunar Chandelier Press.

 This innocent yet compelling permanence

Poetry @443 PAS


Poetry Reading and celebration of Andrew Levy’s Don’ t Forget to Breathe


with Andrew Levy and Joseph Bradshaw


Friday October 19th 7pm 

Starting in Caldwell , Idaho , Joseph Bradshaw has lived in 33 houses, apartments, duplexes, hostels, cars, and/or trailers in various places around the country. He now lives in Brooklyn . Joseph started writing poetry about a decade ago when a friend lent him Leslie Scalapino's The Front Matter/Dead Souls. In 2011 Shearsman published his book In the Common Dream of George Oppen. His new work will soon be seen in The Life and Death of American Cities, Cannibal, Cosmot Journal, Bright Pink Mosquito, and in a chapbook from Potlatch Discordian Network.  


A native Hoosier, Andrew Levy is the author of Don’t Forget to Breathe (Chax Press), Nothing Is In Here (EOAGH), Cracking Up (Truck Books), The Big Melt ( Factory School ), Ashoka (Zasterle), Democracy Assemblages (Innerer Klang), Values Chauffeur You (O Books), and several other titles of poetry and prose. His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Writing from the New Coast , The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, and Telling It Slant: Avant-Garde Poetics of the 1990s. With Roberto Harrison, Andrew edited and published the poetry journal Crayon 1997-2008.