Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Wednesday, June 26th – READING CANCELED

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Unexpected repair work is needed at Jimmy’s no. 43 — this month’s reading has been canceled. Our wonderful line-up for this month has been moved to September 25th.

Come back next month for readings by Sean Gabbert, Tommy Fernandez, Rich Steeves, and Lee Matthew Goldberg, July 31st – 7:30 PM.


The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th will feature Donna Masini, George Guida, Jo Sarzotti, and Joey Nicoletti.

The reading will occur at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public

Donna Masini is the author of Turning to Fiction (W.W. Norton and Co. 2004), and That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994), which won the Barnard Women Poet’s Prize, and the novel, About Yvonne (WW Norton and Co. 1998). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Open City, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, Parnassus, and Pushcart Prize. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, she is a Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program. She has just completed a new novel, The Good Enough Mother.

George Guida is the author of four books, including The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times (Bordighera Press, 2012), and three collections of poems, Friars Club Conscience, New York and Other Lovers, and Low Italian. His fiction, poetry, and criticism appear in many journals and anthologies, including Barrow Street, Controlled Burn, Hobble Creek Review, Inkwell, Italian Americana, the Paterson Literary Review, and VIA: Voices in Italian Americana. He teaches English and Creative Writing at New York City College of Technology, and serves as Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review.

Jo Sarzotti’s book Mother Desert (Graywolf, June 2012) was the 2011 Bakeless Prize winner, selected by Carl Phillips. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Denver Quarterly, Alaska Review, and North American Review. “The Low Road” was the Poetry Daily selection on June 10, 2012. She lives in New York and teaches literature at Juilliard, where she is the director of the Liberal Arts Department and hosts the Three Muses Poetry Reading series.

Joey Nicoletti is the author of Borrowed Dust (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Earthquake Weather (NightBallet Press, 2012), and Cannoli Gangster (Word Tech, 2012), which was selected as a finalist for the Steel Toe Books Prize by Denise Duhamel. His poems, reviews, and nonfiction essays have appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw, Aethlon, Tulane Review, and Gradiva: International Journal of Italian Poetry, among other places.


Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Take the 6 train to Astor Place or the R/N train to 8th Street/NYU or the F train to 2nd Avenue

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