White Rabbit presents Barbara Henning, Steve Dalachinsky, Stephen Paul Miller, Amy Barone, Yuko Otomo, John Godfrey & Ron Kolm, hosted by Dorothy Friedman August

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF WHITE RABBIT, dedicated to Bill Kushner and Judith Malina

and edited by Dorothy Friedman August, will present readings by:

 

1. Steve Dalachinsky

2. Barbara Henning

3. John Godfrey

4. Yuko Otomo

5. Ron Kolm

6. Stephen Paul Miller

7. Amy Barone

Dorothy Friedman August, editor of WHITE RABBIT, is a widely published award winning poet who has won two New York Foundation of the Arts fellowships, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won an Acker Award.  She is the author of three books of poetry and completing three other collections, including THE L SHAPED ROOM and DRINKING ALASKA.  Her poems have appeared in THE PARTISAN REVIEW, HANGING LOOSE and many other periodicals and anthologies, most recently WORD (Tribes anthology),  three UNBEARABLES anthologies, SENSITIVE SKIN, HOME PLANET NEWS, AND THEN. etc.  Her poems are at once simple seeming and acidly surreal which Colette Inez describes as "Innovative, surreal and varied in subject matter as in cadence and forms, they are often politically alert and pack a satirical wallop."

Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit their five anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo Phobe. A new collection of his poetry, A Change in the Weather, has just been published by Sensitive Skin books. He's had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media, the Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance anthology, The Opiate, Local Knowledge and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection.

 

Yuko Otomo is the author of Study, a collection of poems on art published by Ugly Duckling Presse. She was also one of the editors of the Unbearables Big Book of Sex. She has been published in a number of anthologies: Play the Red, Here There’s No Fence, Estrellas En El Fuego (Stars In The Fire) and Palabras Luminosas (Luminous Words). Yuko illustrated Herschel Silverman’s chapbook, A Tokyo Stroll.

 

John Godfrey writes an elliptical and lush poetry of encounter.  He is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including 26 POEMS, TINY GOLD DRESS, CITY OF CORNERS, PUSH THE MULE and THE CITY KEEPS, Selected and New Poems (1966-2014). He examines the uniqueness of daily life in New York City which shapes his poems. According to John Yau: “Godfrey remains open to the minute particularities and imaginative wanderings of everyday life…”

Barbara Henning is the author of 8 books of poetry and three novels, a series of photo-poem pamphlets, and most recently a collection of interviews, LOOKING UP HARRYETTE MULLEN: SLEEPING WITH THE DICTIONARY AND OTHER WORKS (Belladonna, 2010).  Her most recent books of poetry and prose are A SWIFT PASSAGE, CITIES AND MEMORY and a conceptual project, a collection of sonnets composed of 999 books entitled MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY.  She is Professor Emeritus at L.I.U. and also teaches at Naropa University.

Poet/collagist STEVE DALACHINSKY was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent's eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14 - unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt(Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest cd is The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014). He is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres.

Amy Barone’s new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published by Finishing Line Press, which recognized her as a finalist in the annual New Women’s Voices Competition. Her poetry has appeared in Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Paterson Literary Review, and Philadelphia Poets. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age.  Her first book, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Barone lives in New York City. 

Stephen Paul Miller is a poet and college professor. He has written 5 books of poetry, one critical volume, and co-edited two critical collections.  Miller's books include BEING WITH A BULLET (Talisman), SKINNY EIGHTH AVENUE (Marsh Hawk Press), ART IS BORING FOR THE SAME REASON WE STAYED IN VIETNAM, THE BEE FLIES IN MAY (Marsh Hawk Press) and FORT DAD (Marsh Hawk Press),  He is alsothe author of SEVENTIES NOW, CULTURE AS SURVEILLANCE and SCREWBALL CONSENSUS: FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, ALAN TURING and PRESTON STURGESS.  He also co-edited SCENE OF OUR SELVES: NEW WORKS ON THE NEW YORK SCHOOL POETS (National Poetry Foundation and SECULAR JEWISH CULTURE/RADICAL POETIC PRACTICES.