TONIGHT! A Very Special Poetically Charged Reading

great weather for MEDIA presents a sizzling evening of poetry and prose by Aimee Herman, Jane Ormerod, and Chavisa Woods at Bluestockings Bookstore located at 172 Allen Street in NYC @ 7pm.

There will be books for sale and words slung at you in all directions!

This is a FREE event!

Aimee Herman is a Brooklyn-based poet looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Find Aimee’s poems in The Outrider Review, nin journal, Wild Gender, Nerve Lantern, Lavender Review, EDUCE, Sous Les Paves, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books), in the full-length collection, to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books), the recent chapbook, rooted, (Dancing Girl Press), and the recent full-length book of poems, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA). Aimee is an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College as well as a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC, creating affordable creative writing workshops for those in search of a space to imagine. In addition, Aimee has been featured at Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival, The Fresh Fruit Festival, HOWL fest, and the Dumbo Arts Festival.

Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections, Welcome to the Museum of Cattle(Three Rooms Press, 2012), Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Jane’s work also appears in numerous US and international anthologies and journals including Have a Nice NYC (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Maintenant, Marsh Hawk Press Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ambush Review, Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, AND / OR, and Waymark. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA.

Chavisa Woods is the author of two books of fiction, The Albino Album (Seven Stories Press, distributed by Random House, 2013) and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (Fly by Night Press, 2009). Chavisa was the recipient of the 2013 Cobalt Prize for fiction and was a finalist (second nomination) for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for fiction. She has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, The Brecht Forum, The Cervantes Institute, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Her writing has appeared in such publications as The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, Cleaver Magazine, and Jadaliyya. Chavisa was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation award for emerging authors, and is currently completing her third work of full-length fiction. great weather for MEDIA thanks Chavisa for her hard work as our 2015 guest prose editor.

Hope to see you there!

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