Acclaimed poets to read at Nightbird Books Feb. 16

Event poster

If you need a little more poetry in your life, the event for you is coming up on Saturday.

Burning Chair Readings, a series of poetry readings focused on “poets of emerging talent and established reputation” founded by Fayetteville residents Katy and Matthew Henriksen, has an event scheduled at Nightbird Books on Feb. 16.

The event is free to attend, and will feature readings beginning at 8 p.m. by poets Susan Briante, Kate Greenstreet, and Farid Matuk.

Author bios provided by Burning Chair Readings.

Susan Briante

Susan Briante is the author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion (2007) and Utopia Minus (2011) both published by Ahsahta Press, as well as the chapbook, The Market is a Parasite that Looks like a Nest (Dancing Girl Press). She is finishing work on a manuscript, begun at the dawn of what has been called the “current economic crisis,” entitled The Market Wonders. She lives in east Dallas.

Susan Briante reading “Other Denver Economies” for PBS News Hour

Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet’s new book Young Tambling will be out in January from Ahsahta Press. Her other books are case sensitive and The Last 4 Things, also with Ahsahta. Her poetry can be found in Colorado Review, Boston Review, Volt, Fence, Chicago Review, and other journals. She is currently living in Ireland with her husband, Max.

Kate Greenstreet’s video from “Locating Faraway Objects” on The Volta

locating faraway objects from Kate Greenstreet on Vimeo.

Farid Matuk

Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010), which was awarded honorable mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Award, named finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award, and chosen by Geoffrey G. O’Brien for the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets series. New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Iowa Review, Critical Quarterly, White Wall Review, and Matuk is a contributor to Scubadivers and Chrysanthemums: Essays on the Poetry of Araki Yasusada (Shearsman, 2011), American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans (Dalkey Archive, 2013), and Beyond the Field (Counterparth, 2014).

Farid Matuk reading “But, Richard, Will You Show Me an Ethic of Freedom?”