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The powerHouse Arena invites you to:

The I ♥ BOMB Reading

Alexander Chee
Robin Beth Schaer
Tina Chang

Myla Goldberg

with a performance by
Alina Simone

Monday, February 6, 7–9 pm

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049

Celebrate Valentine's Day early with BOMB Magazine for an evening of readings, wine, music, and conversation. Hear novelists, poets, and performers bare their souls, confess their crushes, and describe past heartbreaks. Featured readers include Tina Chang, Alexander Chee, Robin Beth Schaer, Myla Goldberg, and Alina Simone, who will also be performing. With some mashup videos and slideshows—and other surprises—this will be a fun-filled night of fiction, poetry, music, and art that will warm your heart as well as your libido.

About the readers:

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang was raised in New York City. She is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses and Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books), and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008) along with Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar. Her poems have appeared in American Poet, McSweeney's,and Ploughshares among others. Her work has also been anthologized in Identity Lessons, Poetry Nation, Asian American Literature, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems and in Poetry 30: Poets in Their Thirties. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, and the Van Lier Foundation among others. She currently teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

Alexander Chee was born in Rhode Island and raised in South Korea, Guam, and Maine. He is a recipient of the 2003 Whiting Writers' Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in Fiction and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony , the VCCA, Ledig House, the Hermitage, and Civitella Ranieri. His first novel, Edinburgh (Picador, 2002), is a winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor's Choice Prize, and was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. In 2003, Out Magazine honored him as one of their 100 Most Influential People of the Year. His essays and stories have appeared in, Out, The Man I Might Become, Loss Within Loss, Men On Men 2000, His 3, and Boys Like Us. He has taught at the New School, Wesleyan, Amherst College, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Columbia University. He lives in New York City and blogs at Koreanish.

Robin Beth Schaer's poems have appeared in Tin House, The Awl, Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, Washington Square, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She has received fellowships from Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Saltonstall Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches writing at Cooper Union and Marymount Manhattan College, and occasionally ships out to sea as a deckhand aboard the Tall Ship Bounty.

Alina Simone is a singer and writer who lives in Brooklyn. Her music has earned props from places like Pitchfork, Spin, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, NPR, BBC and, The New York Times. Her first book of essays, You Must Go and Win, about Russia and indie rock, was published by Faber in June. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times and New York Times Magazine, as well as online at McSweeney's and The Wall Street Journal.

For more information, please contact Lena Valencia, Events Coordinator:
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.666.3049 fax: 212.366.5247 email: