Join Painted Bride Quarterly on June 11 at 8 p.m. for a special “Happy Birthday” reading at the Perch Pub (1345 Locust St.) by poets Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Ocean Vuong, and Ian Davisson, plus DJ Electrostani bringing on the bhangra!
No cover. Drink and food specials. Totally heart-breaking poems. Like, purgative heartbreak. It’ll be like Fellini meets Wong Kar-Wei. Juliette has been calling it “a night to break your heart and shake your ass.” With birthday cake!
SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE grew up three miles from the CIA. She edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic innovative writing, writes reviews for The Constant Critic, and is a contributing editor at EOAGH. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Press), Underground National (Factory School). Her most recent chapbooks include A Primary Mother (Least Weasel Series at Propolis Press) and No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (Black Warrior Review). You can find her at silentbroadcast.com.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, OCEAN VUONG is the author of two chapbooks: NO (YesYes Books, 2013) and BURNINGS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which was selected by the American Library Association’s “Over The Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading. A Kundiman Fellow, he is a recipient of a 2013 Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize. Poems appear in American Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Southern Indiana Review, Guernica, Poetry Northwest and Drunken Boat, amongst others. Recently, he was awarded a Poets House Emerging Writers Fellowship and was a finalist for the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, NY (http://www.oceanvuong.tumblr.com/).
IAN DAVISSON lives in Philadelphia and writes poems.
AMARDEEP SINGH came up with the DJ name “Electrostani” in college, and has been regretting it ever since. However, it appears to have stuck, as “@Electrostani” is now his Twitter handle and the domain name of his blog. For the most part Amardeep plays terrifying dubstep music for his six year old child at home, but on occasion he has been known to play more user-friendly music in other venues as well.