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The Highwaymen NYC #1 - 4.6.12

04/06- 19:00
America/New York
The Highwaymen NYC #1 - 4.6.12
Friday, April 6 · 7:00pm-9:00pm

The Highwaymen NYC, a 12 month long poetry reading series taking place on the full moon of each month, is to be held in a variety of independent, non-profit, art and performance spaces and clubs throughout Brooklyn.

The goal of The Highwaymen NYC is to strengthen a community of emerging, active & relevant poets in Brooklyn and create a meeting place where these poets can showcase and discuss their work.

POETS: Matthew Zingg, Gina Mobilio, Mike Lala, Julie Kantor
Chapbooks available at reading

Matthew Zingg's poetry appears in The Madison Review, The Awl, Opium Magazine and Cider Press Review among others. He received his MFA in poetry from Adelphi University and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Gina Mobilio studied poetry under Jerry Williams at Marymount College and her "coarse, confessional" writings have been featured at Sidewalk Cafe, Cafe Orwell, Goodbye Blue Monday and the Bowery Poetry Club. Her professional writing has appeared in American Cheerleader Magazine, BULLETT Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine and in 2008 her play, The Parlor Room, was produced by the Phoenix Performing Arts Center. She currently resides in Astoria, Queens.

Michael Lala is the author of two chapbooks: Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus 2011) and [fire!] ([sic] Press 2011). His work has appeared or will in DIAGRAM, the Red Cedar Review, Sink Review, La Fovea, GQ Italy, Explosion-Proof, and elsewhere. He grew up in the United States and Tokyo, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he curates for Fireside Follies, Recession Art, and Culturefix NYC.

Julie Kantor just completed her first manuscript, the currently unpublished, The Beautiful West. She is a M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Columbia University where she teaches in the Undergraduate Writing Program. She is also a musician and plays in the new band, Cycles. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.