Saturday, October 26, 2013

McTague, Lorber and Czarnecki at Blood Jet, Oct 30

This Wednesday, Oct 30, 8PM Join us as three New York poets visit New Orleans and share their work: Tracey McTague, Brendan Lorber and Michael Czarnecki
BJ's in the Bywater
4301 Burgundy

Open Mic hosted by Jimmy Ross follows the feature

Tracey McTague lives up on Battle Hill in Brooklyn, down the street from where she was born and across the room from where her daughter was born. She is the ornithologist consigliere for Lungfull! Magazine by day. By night, she is a root doctor, alchemist and hunter-gatherer. Her collection, SUPER NATURAL, was released by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013. 

Brendan Lorber is the editor of Lungfull! Magazine ( His most recent chapbooks is Gold Star. He was recently editor of The Poetry Project newsletter and ran the Zinc Reading Series for ten years. 

Michael Czarnecki is a poet, small press publisher and oral memoirist from the hills of upstate New York. He founded FootHills Publishing in 1986 and his made his living since 1994 solely through the creative word. He has had 12 chapbooks and books published, seven of which are still in print. Currently he is on a Poems Across America Tour in which he is giving one featured reading in each of the lower 48 states. The reading at Bj's will be the 37th of the journey. Info and blog about thetour can be found at

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blood Jet Poetry in October

Upcoming Features at Blood Jet for the Month of October

All shows are followed by the open mic hosted by Jimmy Ross. Every Wednesday at BJs; email Megan Burns, for information on performing.

Shows and sign up start at 8PM, BJs in the Bywater, 4301 Burgundy.

October 9: Fiction Writer Sara Jacobelli and Poet Danniel Schoonebeek visiting from New York

October 16: Musician Rachel Z. Leigh

October 23: Rodger Kamenentz celebrates the release of his new book To Die Next to You (drawings by Michael Haffta) with Anna Byars

October 30: New York Poets Tracey McTague, Brendan Lorber and Michael Czarnecki