Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?--Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers * * * Stylistically, these beautifully designed and produced chapbooks bear their own distinctive signature.--Linda Lerner, SMALL PRESS REVIEW

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 28: Alexis, Lerner & Mapp in NYC

On Sunday, March 28: Austin Alexis will be launching his new collection FOR LINCOLN & OTHER POEMS (Poets Wear Prada, March 2010). A special hand saddle-stitched edition of his book will be made available to the poetry community at $6 ($4 off the list price of the 6x9 trade book edition). Artist Charles Haywood Johnson who created the front leaf illustration, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, will also be present to sign copies.

Please come. 2 other wonderful poets are reading: Linda Lerner and Erica Mapp!

FOR LINCOLN & OTHER POEMS by Austin Alexis (PWP, 2010)
For Lincoln & Other Poems
by Austin Alexis
ISBN 978-0-9841844-3-9
Soft Cover, Saddle Stitched, 36pp.
$10.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)
Release Date: March 2010

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Phoenix Reading Series @ Bengal Curry, March 28, 2010
Please note: There will not be an Open Mic
Bengal Curry
65 West Broadway
Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C or E trains to Chambers Street
Sunday, March 28, 2010, 5:30 pm
1 1⁄2 blocks below Chambers St

This Sunday will be another great experience at the Phoenix Reading @ Bengal Curry. If you love poetry you will not want to miss it. If you love Indian food, including the best naan in NYC, you will not want to miss it. If you love both you will be in Nirvana.

If the weather is bad please call Bengal Curry at 212-571-1122 to verify that the venue is open.

The following poets will be featuring:

Poems and stories by Austin Alexis have appeared in journals such as Six Sentences and Tuesday Shorts and in the chapbook Lovers and Drag Queens (Poets Wear Prada, 2007). Recently he served as a panelist for The Bronx Council on the Arts Literary Fellowships. One of his poems won a prize in the 2008 Poets for Forest Competition. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including Bowl of Stories (Oregon Council of Teachers Anthology Winners Publication), Off the Cuffs (Soft Skull Press), Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), Art's Buoyant Felicity: Art/Healing/Creativity (Lickle Nine Press), and And We the Creatures (Dream Horse Press), among others.

Linda Lerner is the author of thirteen poetry collections, the most recent from Iniquity Press / Vendetta books, Something Is Burning In Brooklyn, (2009), Living In Dangerous Times, Presa Press (2007) & from March Street Press, City Woman (2006); (both a Small Press Reviews’ Pick of the Month.) Her poems have recently appeared in or been accepted by Danse Macabre, The Chiron review, Literary Gazette, Onthebus, Home Planet News and The New York Quarterly among others.

Erica Mapp is a visual artist as well as a poet. She studied Fine Arts and also Art Education. She loves to teach art and also literature. Her poems have appeared in Commonweal, Columbia, Lake Effect and other magazines. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was a semi-finalist for the Morse Poetry Prize, and won first prize for her poems in the Freshmeadows Poets Open Competition. She has also been awarded first prize by the Graduate Department Poetry Club at Queens College, where she studied as a continuing education student for two years. Originally from Trinidad, she loves New York and is a long time resident.

For more information about the Phoenix Reading Series and for bookings contact: George Spencer.

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