July 13, 2012

NYQ July Reading, New Books, Festivals

NYQ Monthly Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC -- THIS COMING MONDAY

MONDAY, July 16, 2012, 6 pm at the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC - Melanie Moro-Huber, Susan Scutti and Norman Stock will read. $7 gets you your first drink. http://www.nyqreadings.org

The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival

NYQ is proud to be a sponsor of The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival (NYCPF) to be held on Govenor's Island on July 21st & 22nd, 2012. This is an all-outdoor event with a rain date of Saturday, July 28th. The event will include over 50 reading series and 200 poets on its three stages, a Vendor's Village where booksellers, artists and craftmakers will sell their wares, a VIP Tent sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery for members of The Poetry Society of New York, healthy and delicious food options, poetry-inspired performance and installation art throughout, and for the first time, the Children's Poetry Festival at NYCPF! Pre-sale tickets are five dollars, and give ticketholders access to the festival on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 each day at the door.

NYQ Readers on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1 PM on the Chumley's Stage will be Monique Ferrell, Jackie Sheeler, Amanda J. Bradley, Ted Jonathan, Jenna Le, & Tony Gloeggler

NYQ will have a vending table both days - stop by and say "Hi!"

NYQ Books — Latest Release — ON SALE NOW

And God Said: Let there be Evolution! by Steve Henn

And God Said: Let there be Evolution! was written during Steve Henn's sometimes relieved, sometimes reluctant, and ultimately aborted return to the Catholic church. The poems express faith, doubt, the conflict between dogmatism and reason, and a disdain for orthodoxy that Henn picked up while teaching 1984 over and over to public school students. Some of the poems, though, are about a bad beard trim at Great Clips, or a bunch of made-up reasons why California doctors grant medical marijuana licenses. You never can tell what Henn will think of next, but then again neither can he. And God Said: Let there be Evolution! is heretical yet nevertheless spiritual, profound yet profane, looking toward salvation even as Henn questions the virtue of religious and spiritual certainty. Henn is hoping the sins of this authorship are ultimately venial from the perspective of Whoever's In Charge, and not mortal.

NYQ Books — Next Release — ON SALE THIS SUNDAY

Singing Back the Darkness by KP Liles

The poems in Singing Back the Darkness dare to feel. In his second full-length collection, Liles guides us into fraught spaces—from bar room to battlefield, schoolyard to interior recesses—to confront grief with what he's proving to be characteristic insight, humor, outrage, and wonder. Always sincere, each poem offers the possibility of emerging from ruin both personal and collective with dignity if not hope intact. Truth wounds, then heals in these pages. Here is a poetry that sings reminder: Language remains our great means of redress in a heartbreaking world.


The Early Death of Men by Clint Margrave

The New Arcana by John Amen and Daniel Y. Harris

Dip My Pacifier in Whiskey by Mathias Nelson

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