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Saturday, September 19, 2009



Friday, October 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the KGB Bar, NYC, 85 E 4th Street (between Bowery & Second):

Mad Hatters’ Review Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes Reading featuring:

Karen Garthe, whose poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Lana Turner, Chicago Review, New American Writing, American Letters Commentary, VOLT, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, POOL, and Court Green. Her book Frayed escort won the 2005 Colorado Prize judged by Cal Bedient. She lives and works in New York City. Karen served briefly as a poetry editor for Mad Hatters’ Review and will have poems in the forthcoming Mad Bunkers Mash issue.

Erica Plouffe Lazure, the 2009 George Bennett Writer in Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Bennington College’s Writing Seminars, and until recently had lived and worked as a writer and writing teacher at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to Mad Hatters’ Review, her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, North Carolina Literary Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Keyhole, and elsewhere.

M.E. Parker, an obscure fiction writer in Texas who aspires to one day be a card-carrying member of his local Card Carrier Society. In the mean time, his short fiction has recently surfaced or is scheduled to see daylight in numerous print publications and Internet haunts including 42 Opus, Alimentum, Barnstorm, The Briar Cliff Review, Electric Velocipede, The MacGuffin, Night Train, and Red Fez.

John Moore Williams, a visioverbal poet and sometime book designer living in Oakland, California (that’s the collection of houses situated in proximate adjacency to “The City,” San Francisco). At his best working with other creators, his most recent publications include [+!] (in collaboration with Kane X. Faucher and Matina Stamatakis) (Calliope Nerve, 2009), Xenomorphia (with Matina Stamatakis) (Wheelhouse, 2009), and Avant-Garde for the New Millenium (with numerous others) (Raw Dog Screaming, 2009). He wrote I discover I is an android (Trainwreck, 2008) and writ10 (VUGG, 2008), two chapbooks, all on his lonesome. Now devoted to visual poetry, John has contributed such works to Otoliths, Word for/ Word, The New Post-Literate, Turntable+BlueLight, and numerous other online journals. Lexical work has appeared in Moria, Shampoo, ditch, Venereal Kittens, and elsewhere. An extended prose poem, The eState of Beasts, will appear in Mad Hatter’s mashup edition.


Sunday, October 4th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Phoenix Reading Series @ Bengal Curry, NYC
Curator: George Spencer
I will feature with two others. Open Mic follows.
Bengal Curry
65 West Broadway
Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Chambers Street

1 1⁄2 blocks below Chambers St


Wednesday, October 14th, 4:30 pm: reading fiction quasi karaoke-style at
&NOW: A Conference of Innovative Writing, Buffalo, NY, Hyatt Regency

See details at website:


Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the KGB Bar, NYC, 85 E 4th Street (between Bowery & Second):

The Lineup: Poems on Crime chapbook series celebrates the launch of its second issue with readings by contributors. For more information on The Lineup, go to

KAREN PETERSEN, adventurer, photojournalist and writer, has traveled the world extensively, publishing both nationally and internationally. She is currently at work on Four Points on a Compass, a collection of her poems from overseas.
GERALD SO has been fiction editor for The Thrilling Detective Web Site since 2001. More than a hundred of his poems have been published in various venues including Long Island Quarterly, Nerve Cowboy, and The Houston Literary Review. He holds a B.A. in English from Hofstra University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Queens College/CUNY.

JENNIFER L. KNOX was born in Lancaster, California—once crystal meth capitol of the nation, and home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Space Shuttle. She received her BA from the University of Iowa, and her MFA in poetry writing from New York University. She has taught poetry writing at Hunter College and New York University. Her books Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me are both available from the Möthershipp that is Bloof Books.

Nuyorican writer R. NARVAEZ was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He received his master’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and later attended the Humber School for Writers on a scholarship. He has taught at the high school and college levels and worked in magazine publishing and advertising. His literary and crime fiction have been published in 11211, Mississippi Review, Murdaland, Plots with Guns,, Street Magazine and Thrilling Detective, among others. He is the founder of and edited the compilations Asinine Love Poetry and Asinine/11.

CAROL NOVACK, a former criminal defense/constitutional attorney, is the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and a full-length, illustrated collection of her “inventions” will be published in 2010 by Crossing Chaos Press.

ANTHONY RAINONE has written for many publications including Mystery Scene Magazine, Crimespree Magazine, The Lincoln Journal Star newspaper, January Magazine, Thug Lit and the Strand Magazine. He has published stories, articles, reviews and interviews. His latest short story appeared in the spring 2009 issue of Spinetingler Magazine. He has a novel making the rounds.

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