Thursday, May 05, 2005

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For those of you in Ithaca and environs, come and see me read this Saturday with Rennaissance man, flaneur and poet of everything that might still always matter, by way of everything that hopefully won't: Karl Parker.

Presenting innovative and small-press poetry in downtown Ithaca.(usually) Second Saturday of (nearly) every month.State of the Art Gallery, 120 W. State St.

Jasper Bernes and Karl Parker
Saturday, May 7 7 pm.
Jasper Bernes was born in Southern California in 1974. He studied at Hampshire College and Cornell University and currently teaches English and creative writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His poems appear in such journals as Barrow Street, Canwehaveourballback?, NoTell Motel, MiPoesias and Seneca Review. A selection of his poems can be found in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his girlfriend, Anna Shapiro, and their son, Noah. In the fall, he will enter the Poet Protection Program at UC Berkeley. He also maintains a blog, Little Red’s Recovery Room (

Karl Parker teaches freshmen at Cornell and inmates at Auburn State Correctional Facility, having recently received an MFA from the New School. He was awarded the 2004 National Arts Club Literary Committee Scholarship for Poetry and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2005). Parker’s poems have appeared in Spoon River, Fence, Seneca Review, Downtown Brooklyn, notellmotel, mipoesias, gedanken-strich, canwehaveourballback, and elevenbulls.

1 comment:

gina said...

And how I'd like to be there.