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Farewell Reading For Daniel Patrick Magers

You are invited to attend a send-off reading for the poet, publisher, and friend Dan Magers. He is moving to Chicago and we will miss him so much!

With readings by:

Dan Magers 
Jennifer Tamayo 
Ben Fama 
Amy Lawless 
Farrah Field 
Jared White 
Ian Dreiblatt 
Paige Taggart 
Sampson Starkweather 

Dan Magers is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal, as well as founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. Partyknife, his first book of poems was published in 2012 by Birds, LLC. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Jennifer Tamayo is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. She earned a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University. She is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011), YOU DA ONE (Coconut Books, 2014), and the limited edition chapbook POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013). Since 2010, Tamayo has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem, an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose.


Ben Fama is the author of several chapbooks and pamphlets, including the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder),Cool Memories (Spork), Odalisque(Bloof), and Aquarius Rising(UDP). His writing has appeared in The Believer, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Jubilat, Lit, andThe Brooklyn Rail, among others. He is the co-founder of Wonder, and lives in New York City. Fantasy (UDP) is his first full-length poetry collection.

Amy Lawless is the author of two books of poetry, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Hyperallergic and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day feature. Her collaborations with Angela Veronica Wong have appeared in Pinwheel and Best American Poetry 2013, and her book reviews in BOMBlog and HTMLGIANT. She was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in poetry.

Farrah Field is the author of two books of poetry: Rising (2009) and Wolf and Pilot (2012), both published by Four Way Books. She is also the author of the chapbook Parents (2011) from Immaculate Disciples Press and her poems were selected by Kevin Young for The Best American Poetry 2011

Jared White‘s chapbooks include Yellowcake, published in the anthology Narwhal (Cannibal Books, 2009), My Former Politics (H-NGM-N Books, 2013) and This Is What It Is Like To Be Loved By Me (Bloof Books, 2013). With Farrah Field, he is co-owner of a small press bookstore, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.


Ian Dreiblatt is a poet, musician, legal commentator, and translator. He lives in Brooklyn and is the New York Manager for Dalkey Archive Press. “Mandelstam Variations” is the name of an ongoing project that will, someday soon, exist as a manuscript.   

Paige Taggart is from Northern California and currently resides in Brooklyn. She is the author of five chapbooks: Last Difficult GardensDIGITAL MACRAMÉPolaroid ParadeThe Ice Poems and I Am Writing To You from Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (forthcoming). Her first full-length collection Want For Lion (Trembling Pillow Press) will be published in March 2014 and her second Or Replica (Brooklyn Arts Press) later in 2014. She works as a full-time jewelry production manager and has her own jewelry line that specializes in blinging-out poets.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather and numerous chapbooks from dangerous small presses. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC and works forThe Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY where he helps run the Annual Chapbook Festival and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.