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Do a jig at the Irish Arts Center
Patti Smith reads from Lorca’s ‘lost’ work
I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating Housing Works Bookstore Tonight, 7pm, $10 Your skepticism is justified. People with the rock-solid attention spans and copious alone time required to really bunker down to some hardcore reading tend to be the very same who run for the stacks when faced with ... More >>
Normally we have a zero tolerance for LOL-pop-music-type gags, in which someone old and stentorian soberly reads some silly Soulja Boy versa with a bunch of misplaced gravitas and strategic confusion, but let's make an exception here for the virtuoso poet and aging hipster Paul Muldoon, whom the P ... More >>
Definitely didn't fill out his census. Also has no idea about that Icelandic volcano.In the week a gigantic cloud of ash and smoke and snow grounded flights all across Europe and wreaked havoc on a delicately balanced Coachella lineup, we rejoiced (for once) at being stuck in New York and, by ... More >>
Jennifer WildThe Chicago-based poet Michael Robbins is heroin for literary nerds and music nerds alike. Britney Spears, Pink, and Buju Banton have all crashed the gates of Robbins's poetry, which began appearing last year in the New Yorker; his newest piece in that magazine, "Lust For Life" ( ... More >>
Melissa Febos knows from sexy vegetarians. Melissa Febos hosts the Mixer reading series at the Cakeshop on the Lower East Side, a delightfully low-key and hip night of live music and literature where one might see Jonathan Lethem read his latest work or witness Pulitzer-prize winning poet Pau ... More >>
After the New Yorker, a real press photo, maybe. The poet Michael Robbins lives in Chicago, quotes both Lil Wayne and Paul Muldoon fluently, and studs his criticism with punchlines like "This sort of thing is why punk rock had to be invented." His January 12 debut in the New Yorker, "Alien Vs. Pre ... More >>
Rilke takes some heat; New Yorker film critic thinks, 'Jeez, kids, enough already!'
Daniel Mason Picks Up the Pieces and Writes a Novel
Across Town, Words Jump off the Page