with Ronna Lebo, Michael Leong & Boni Joi
Sun December 2nd, 2012
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 6:00PM
Reading to celebrate the release of PROLAPSE by Ronna Lebo, Cutting Time with a Knife by Michael Leong, and Before During or After Rainstorms by Boni Joi. Come join us for triple the revelry and three times the fun.
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
A Reading Celebrating New Titles from Off the Park Press & Black Square Editions
Ronna Lebo received a M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts and currently teaches at Kean University. She performed for twelve years as Alice B. Talkless, won a Jackie 60 New Artist Award, and was included in two CMJ music festivals. Her poetry has been published in Arbella, Long Shot, Big Hammer, Words,This Broken Shore,Whim Wit and the anthology Will Work for Peace edited by Brett Axel. Her book Prolapse is a 2011 publication from Off the Park Press.
Michael Leong is the author of two books of poetry: e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009) and Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012), which won a “Face Out” grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. He has also published a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All (BlazeVOX [books], 2009). He is the recipient of a 2012 &NOW Award for his chapbook The Philosophy of Decomposition/Re-Composition as Explanation (Delete Press, 2011), and his newest chapbook, Words on Edge, won Plan B Press’ 2012 Poetry Contest. He is currently a lecturer at Rutgers University where he completed a dissertation on the contemporary long poem and the archive.
Boni Joi was born in North Miami Beach, Florida, raised in New Jersey, and recently discovered her lost lineage in Salem, Massachusetts. She has a MFA from Columbia University and has read her poetry at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere. Her first collection Before During or After Rainstorms just hit the pavement. Boston Review says: “Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America’s spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto.” She lives with her husband, musical chef Tobi Joi, in Brooklyn.