|Kyle Erickson at KGB, photo courtesy of Lindsey Bourque|
85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003
Award-winning storyteller and Huffington Post blogger, Leslie Goshko, hosts tonight’s book release party celebrating the publication of Enduro’s Lament by poets Kyle Erickson (Top 101 NY Blogs) and Christian Ericson. Join them as they welcome fellow authors Susan Scutti (The Commute) and Carter Edwards (Knucklebone) for a curated evening of original poetic works that’s sure to Kick Assonance!
Kyle Erickson is a co-creator of the poetry series Kick Assonance, which has been noted by the Poetry Foundation and The Academy of American Poets. Kick Assonance has been a Time Out New York “Critics’ Pick” and “a notable New York Event”. Kyle’s work can be read in This Land Press, Promethia, and B’More Poetic. His first book Enduro’s Lament will be released at this reading.
Christian Ericson was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in New England. He lived in Savannah, Georgia, for several years before moving to New York in 2001. He’s read his poems at KGB Bar, The Bowery Poetry Club, and other NYC venues. He is a Time Out New York “Cristic’s Pick”; he also is a visual artist and designer whose work has been shown internationally.
Carter Edwards is the author of the forthcoming novella “Knucklebone” and is the prose and audio editor at Pax Americana. He received his MFA from The New School. He is a regular contributor to BOMBlog, FAQNP and the Brooklyn Review. His most recent work can be found in Red Line Blues, LyreLyre, The Sink Review, Food-i-corp as well as Hobart, which nominated him for a 2012 Pushcart. His short story Illfit, is being adapted into a piece by the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He is also a Literary Death Match champion and has the medal to prove it. His forthcoming short story collection The Aversive Clause won the 2011 Hudson Prize.
Last year was a good year for Susan Scutti: her collection of poems, The Commute and her novel, The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed were both published. Her poems have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Philadelphia Poets, Tamarind and other reviews. Susan continues to be a fan of brussel sprouts despite the sudden overshadowing popularity of kale.