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February KGB Reading

  • KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Join us at the KGB Bar for a reading by three exciting poets, including beloved Paragraph alum Amy Meng!

Amy Meng’s debut collection, Bridledwas selected by Jaswinder Bolina as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in publications including: Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New England Review, Narrative Magazine, and The Offing. She is a Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor at Bodega Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, March 2018). His poems, essays and book reviews appear in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House Online, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review Online, Guernica, Agni, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former New York Times Fellow at NYU, he teaches creative writing at Rutgers New Brunswick. For links to recent work, find him at @BenPurkert on Twitter.

Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level (Graywolf, 2018) and Nowhere to Arrive (Northwestern University Press, 2017), and also the recipient of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets as well as the 2016 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize. Her poems appear in Poetry, Tin House, and the New Republic, among other publications. She teaches at New York University and resides in Brooklyn.

This event is free and open to the public.