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Franklin Electric Reading Series
October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join us for our October reading at Franklin Electric! We’ll hear work from Jennifer Franklin and Fred Marchant, as well as a performance by Nick Flynn with his band KILLDEER.
KILLDEER, the bird (charadrius vociferous), pretends to be hurt (the “broken wing act”), to lure predators away from its nest. KILLDEER, the band (charadrius mutarous), manifests in various incarnations—on any given night players include Nick Flynn (words), Guy Barash (synth), Simi Stone (violin / vocals), & Philip Marshall (guitar / vocals). Each manifestation has its own sound, from punk / folk to ambient noise.
JENNIFER FRANKLIN (AB Brown, MFA Columbia) is the author of No Small Gift (Four Way Books 2018) and Looming (Elixir Press, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, Paris Review,“poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, where she serves as Program Director. She lives in New York City.
FRED MARCHANT is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, and was reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition. Marchant has translated works by Vietnamese poets Tran Dang Khoa and Vo Que. He has also edited Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford. An emeritus professor of English, he is the founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center in Boston.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.