The Brownstone Poets Presents:Yuko Otomo and Larissa Shmailo
Poetry Grows In Boerum Hill
Tuesday, April 17
Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.
At Our New Venue,
The Linger Café and Lounge
533 Atlantic Ave. (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Take the N, R, or D to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street
2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Avenue
F to Jay Street and change for the R at Metro Tech and get off at Avenue/Pacific Street
G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk along Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue
$3 donation + food/drink (wine and beer available) Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Yuko Otomo is a bilingual (Japanese and English) poet and a visual artist of Japanese origin. She also writes haiku, art criticism, and essays. She has read in Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, ABC No Rio, La Mama, NY Public Library, the Stone, Queens Museum, PS1, the Living Theatre, Knitting Factory, etc., and in Japan, France, and Germany. Her publication includes Small Poems, The Hand of The Poet (both from Ugly Duckling Press), A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Museum (Propaganda Press), and Fragile (Sisyphus Press). She has exhibited her artwork at Court House Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Tribes Gallery and the Vision Festival, etc.
Larissa Shmailo's work has appeared in Gargoyle, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Fulcrum, The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, and the Penguin anthology Words for the Wedding. Her books of poetry are In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]) and the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press) and Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks — free download at http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/fib-sequence/16347718). Larissa's poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism, available through iTunes and other digital distributors. Her translation of A. Kruchenych's Victory over the Sun is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press and is currently featured on the Brooklyn Rail InTranslation Web site at http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org/russian/victory-over-the-sun.