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Started in 1997 by poets David Lehman and Star Black, the KGB Bar poetry series is widely recognized as the hottest and .

Started in 1997 by poets David Lehman and Star Black, the KGB Bar poetry series is widely recognized as the hottest and perhaps the best reading series in New York. Offering a wide window into contemporary poetry, The KGB Bar Book of Poems debunks the myth of poetry's ivory tower to reveal the kind of raw, candid reading experience that truly brings poetry to life. "The pre-Russian revolutionary locale gives the gathering a committed, not to say conspiratorial air, and it somehow manages to foster a true sense of.

Lehman's other books of criticism include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets . They directed the reading series until 2003.

Lehman's other books of criticism include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library; The Big Question (1995); The Line Forms Here (1992) and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). His study of detective novels, The Perfect Murder (1989), was nominated for an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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David Lehman's Oxford anthology is the single most important volume of American poetry in a generation

David Lehman's Oxford anthology is the single most important volume of American poetry in a generation. While we can all quibble about inclusions and exclusions (even in a 1,000-page selection), Lehman's eye-and his ear-have produced a work that will last us well into the new century. -Ashton Nichols, Dickinson College. It can't get much better than this. -Rochelle Moore, Associated Content.

Paul Violi and Star Black, the Monday Night Poetry Series co-founder, from The KGB Bar Book of Poems .

Paul Violi and Star Black, the Monday Night Poetry Series co-founder, from The KGB Bar Book of Poems, HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.

Started in 1997 by poets David Lehman and Star Black, the KGB Bar poetry series is widely recognized as the hottest and perhaps the best reading series in New York

Started in 1997 by poets David Lehman and Star Black, the KGB Bar poetry series is widely recognized as the hottest and perhaps the best reading series in New York.

The KGB Bar Book of Poems (with Star Black). New York: Harper Perennial, 2000.

He has written on a variety of subjects for journals ranging from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal to The American Scholar, The Atlantic, Smithsonian and Art in America. The KGB Bar Book of Poems (with Star Black). Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the present.

Phillis Levin (Penguin Books, 2001). The KGB Bar Book of Poems, ed. David Lehman & Star Black (HarperCollins; 2000). ed. Phil Cousineau (Harper San Francisco; 1995). Best American Poetry 1993, ed. Louise Glück and David Lehman (Scribners). Who Put the Code in the Dagoeneko?" Barrow Street, Fall 2001.

Star Black is the author of six books of poems, most recently Velleity’s Shade, (Saturnalia Books), a collaboration . Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Reading starts at 7:30pm.

Star Black is the author of six books of poems, most recently Velleity’s Shade, (Saturnalia Books), a collaboration with Bill Knott. Her work includes three books of sonnets, Waterworn, Balefire, and Ghostwood, as well as a collection of double-sestinas, Double Time, and a book of collaged texts, October for Idas.

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Started in 1997 by poets David Lehman and Star Black, the KGB Bar poetry series is widely recognized as the hottest and perhaps the best reading series in New York. Located in the hip East Village KGB Bar, these Monday-night readings boast a fantastic variety and quality of internationally known poets from Charles Simic, Molly Peacock, and Katha Pollit to Marie Howe, Mark Strand, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Now Lehman and Black have gathered work from the first three seasons into a wonderful anthology. Together with a generous supply of photographs and anecdotes from contributors on the most memorable thing ever to happen to them at a poetry reading, this unique book of poems reflects the amazing variety and energy of poetry today.

The poems range in style from Douglas. Crase's "Astropastoral" ("I have seen you on every horizon, how you are stored/And encouraged and brought to the brim/Until the round bounds of one planet could not hold you in") to Anne Porter's "Five Wishes." Offering a wide window into contemporary poetry, The KGB Bar Book of Poems debunks the myth of poetry's ivory tower to reveal the kind of raw, candid reading experience that truly brings poetry to life.

"The pre-Russian revolutionary locale gives the gathering a committed, not to say conspiratorial air, and it somehow manages to foster a true sense of camaraderie, experimentation, and open exchange between readers and audience. I've seldom enjoyed an evening of poetry and friendship more."--Jonathan Galassi (President of The Academy of American Poets), the KGB Bar poetry series


Every Monday night, the KGB Bar's poetry readings are packed to overflowing. Pulitzer Prize winners bum cigarettes from grad students and martini glasses are refilled between readings, while the best poets in the country share their latest work with a rapt audience.

The KGB Bar is the sexiest and arguably the best venue for poetry in New York City, and now The KGB Bar Book of Poems brings this hot literary series to the page. Icons like John Ashbery and Charles Wright appear here with other favorites such as Molly Peacock and Katha Pollitt. Many of the poets have also written anecdotes about their own most memorable poetry readings.

With dynamic black-and-white photographs throughout, The KGB Bar Book of Poems reflects the dazzling variety and tremendous energy of poetry today.


Comments: (4)

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Good reading.
Yar
A great intro to contemporary poetry. I say this because the KGB Bar Book of Poems is more than just a collection of poems, its a collection of photographs, and a collection of anecdotes. In some cases, the anecdotes outshine the poetry. Roberty Bly's account of taking a really small audience to a local apartment is charming, and Susan Wheeler's experience with a group of convicted criminals is melancholy and thoughtful. Additionally, the photograhs lend a great deal to the atmosphere in the book. The dark smokey inebriated interior of the bar shines through Star Black's trained lense. The poets and friends are always jubilant and inviting. While reading, you really feel privy to some special knowledge.
The poetry itself can be a mixed bag. It brings to mind the maxim, "you can't please all of the people all of the time." Personal favorites for me are "Santa Monica" by Charlie Smith, and David Trinidad's "Of Mere Plastic", a funny but insightful take-off of "Of Mere Being" by Wallace Stevens. I suggest you by the book and read these two last. Each poet has a short bio before their poem, listing their publications and history, so its a great lead of to some terrific books. Find a poet you like, and dig into their back-prints. Indeed, people don't read enough poetry these days. And what's a better way to start than with this seemingly "underground" compilation?
Mr.mclav
The poems collected here are fine enough for the most part, but there's something jarring about the overall package that contains them. The book is filled with selfcongratulatory preambles and introductions, photographs and observations that are meant to represent the feel of being at a reading at the KGB Bar, but instead it feels as if you are rifling though someone's old yearbook. You know it matters a lot to the people inside, but there isn't enough there to hold your interest. I prefer the way in which the original KGB Bar Reader was put together, offering interesting prose with out all the fancy wrappings. And has anyone noticed that the essay included here by the bar's owner seems to [resemble] the introduction from the original book?
Gavirgas
This is an exciting book. It is a sort of chronicle of the celebrated poetry reading series at the KGB Bar in the East Village of New York City. The place is like a latter-day equivalent of famous 1950s bars like the Cedar Tavern. The book includes poems, photographs, and one of the things I liked the most, anecdotes from the poets. The book has charm. It has life. And oh yes it has poetry.
The KGB Bar Book Of Poems download epub
Poetry
Author: David Lehman,Star Black
ISBN: 0688171095
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1st edition (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 288 pages