NYC launch of Nicole Steinberg's GLASS ACTRESS (Furniture Press) with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm & Esther Lin

A reading to support the release of Nicole Steinberg's new full-length poetry collection, GLASS ACTRESS, out on February 15, 2017 from Furniture Press Books. 

Featuring:
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
ESTHER LIN
NIINA POLLARI
NICOLE STEINBERG

Hosted by PETER BOGART JOHNSON

@ Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street, Brooklyn
Subway: F to York Street or A/C to High Street

GLASS ACTRESS is available for pre-order at the Furniture Press Books website. FPB will donate 15% of FPB sales (all books and subscriptions) to the ACLU, between now and February 15: http://furniturepressbooks.com/books/steinberg-glassactress/

PRAISE FOR GLASS ACTRESS:
"A speaker in Glass Actress asks, 'Can I even be sexually appealing / without a gun or a cigarette?' Women who have never been perplexed by this question may cast the first stone. Just what I thought—silence. Nicole Steinberg's poems sparkle, delight, shimmer, and let light through as they display their vulnerable fragility. Women's bodies—a deceased mother, hypothetical children of the future, young and old, fat and thin—shimmer on the surface belying their scholarly depths and private dreams. These poems capture what it is to be alive, alert, in this cultural moment."—Denise Duhamel

Reader Bios:

SARAH JEAN GRIMM is the author of Soft Focus (Metatron, 2017), and co-founding editor of Powder Keg Magazine. Her poems have appeared in The Atlas Review, The Lifted Brow, Prelude, Sixth Finch, The Washington Square Review, and elsewhere.

ESTHER LIN was born in Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. A 2015 Poets House Emerging Poet and Queens Council on the Arts Fellow, she has poems published in Copper Nickel, The Cortland Review, Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, Guernica, and elsewhere. She teaches in the English Department at Queens College, CUNY, and lives in Jackson Heights.

NIINA POLLARI is the author of Dead Horse (Birds, LLC, 2015) and the translator of Tytti Heikkinen's The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal (Action Books, 2012). She also runs the yearly Brooklyn-based megareading Popsickle. 

NICOLE STEINBERG is the author of Glass Actress (Furniture Press Books, 2017) and Getting Lucky (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2013), as well as three chapbooks, most recently Clever Little Gang, winner of the 4X4 Furniture Press Chapbook Award. Her work has been featured or reviewed in the New York Times, Newsweek, Flavorwire, Bitch, and Hyperallergic. She's the founder of New York's EARSHOT reading series and she lives in Philadelphia.