Hanging Loose Poets
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:00 pm at the powerHouse Arena.
$5. Wine served.
powerHouse Sundays proudly presents, on November 20, three poets with deep ties to Brooklyn’s Hanging Loose press: Robert Hershon, Joanna Fuhrman, and Mac Barrett. Please welcome them to our powerHouse Sundays series, which features emerging and established artists. In the intimate skylounge at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, writers and photographers present their work, then stay to chat, answer questions, and sign books. $5. Wine served.
About this event:
45 years ago, a group of poets got together and published Hanging Loose magazine — mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope. The idea was: Poetry is for now. If you like it, stick a poem on a wall. If you don’t, then use it as a napkin. As of 2011, Hanging Loose has published almost 180 collections of poetry.
Bob Hershon, born and raised in Brooklyn, is the author of 11 books of poetry, including his latest, The German Lunatic. He is co-editor of Hanging Loose Press.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of 4 books of poetry, including her latest, Pageant. Her poems have appeared widely in national literary magazines and journals. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.
Mac Barrett has written poems, fiction, reviews and essays; his work has appeared in Hanging Loose, The Brooklyn Rail, and Salon. He is a producer at CUNY TV..