About the Curator: Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life and AWE, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She currently lives in New York City. You can find her online at www.birdinsnow.com.


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For nearly a decade, Pete's Candy Store has featured poetry readings on its elegant stage. THE MULTIFARIOUS ARRAY is the latest incarnation, bringing an eclectic array of the best in contemporary poetry to Williamsburg each spring and fall. InTouch Us Person Magazine says we're the poetry reading where "the paparazzi have paparazzi." We don't know what that means, but we like it!

Sit back, enjoy Pete's famous cocktails and toasted ciabatta sandwiches and listen to today's most exciting poets!

Readings start at 7.

January 29—Sarah Gerard and Michael Coffey

February 12—Meghan Daum and Amanda Petrusich

February 26—Shelly Oria and Saeed Jones

March 12—Laura van den Berg and Kate Axelrod

March 26—Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: Brandon Willitts, Pete Molin, Chris Wolfe

April 9—Elisa Albert and Chloe Caldwell

April 23—Nina MacLaughlin and TBA

May 7—TBA

May 21—Emily Schultz and Robert James Russell