Poetry 99- Spoonbill Studios Monthly Poetry Reading Series- February 13th

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Featuring Sasha Banks, Sophie Malleret, Joanna Valente and Monica McClure

Hosted by JC Hopkins — Wine, Commiseration and Conversation

7pm at 99 Montrose– Brooklyn

Poetry 99 @ Spoonbill & Sugartown

On Monday January 16th at 7PM the second monthly installment

of the poetry reading series at the Spoonbill Studio, 99 Montrose Avenue. Hosted by the one and only JC Hopkins. Readers are Parker Menzimer, Madeleine Braun, Diannely Antigua, Valerie Hsiung, Martina Salisbury and JC Hopkins.

There are only a few days left before the apocalypse

so come catch some good vibes while you still can.

Title TK Performance/Book Launch


Please join us this Friday at 7:00 PM for a live performance by Title TK, a band made up byAlan Licht, Cory Arcangel and Howie Chen. Primary Information has just published a book containing transcripts of some of their stand-out performances. We will have the book for sale and signing. Should be a good evening of entertainment. Make sure to note that we are at 99 Montrose Avenue.


Release Party for Small Spells Tarot Deck


Save the date! Rachel Howe will be having a release party for her Small Spells Tarot Deck at @spoonbillbooks at 99 Montrose Avenue on Dec 2nd. Event will last from 7 PM til 10PM.

🔮 Some past students of her tarot workshops will come & give free readings to you 🌟 Small Spells prints will also be available. Don’t miss this unique event.

Prelude 3 poetry Magazine Launch

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Saturday, November 11: 8pm until 11:00

Please join us for a party in celebration of the launch of our third issue! Featuring readings by:

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JH Yun
Tommy Pico
Callie Garnett
Zachary Pace
Wendy Lotterman
Sasha Fletcher

The event will be held at the Spoonbill and Sugartown Annex Space at 99 Montrose Ave in Bushwick; books will be on sale, in addition to copies of the issue. Refreshments will be available.

The New Sophists Art and Technology in the Transmodern Era: a Socratic Discussion between Daniel Coffeen and Scott Von

Daniel Coffeen is coming to town. Come to Spoonbill Bushwick on Thursday night to attend a talk between Daniel and Scott Von. Refreshments served.screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-9-02-46-pm


The Need For And Nature Of Independent Publishing with Tariq Goddard and Sukhdev Sandhu

brooklyntalkPlease join us tomorrow at Spoonbill’s Bushwick location tomorrow night for this exchange of minds.

Sunlanders by Sean Lotman


All are welcome. Event is free. Refreshments served.

Clinton Heylin on Bob Dylan, again.

judas-cover-printSpoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers welcomes the one and only Clinton Heylin for the third or fourth time around as he presents his latest work, JUDAS! FROM MANCHESTER TO THE FREE TRADE HALL, A HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE BIG BOO (Route Books, Pontrefact, UK).

Tuesday: October 11th, 2016 at 8:00 PM at our Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn shop. Admission is free and refreshments will be served, but please buy a book!

Clinton Heylin is probably the most distinguished writer on Bob Dylan in the world. he is the author of the definitive biography Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades. He’s also written on all aspects of popular culture including Despite the System: Orson Welles versus The Hollywood Studios; Babylon’s Burning: From Punk to Grunge and So Long As Men Can Breathe: The Untold story of Shakespeare’s SonnetsAnarchy in the Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Class of ’76 among many other works on music and musicians.

Poems by Alvin Feinman

An Evening Reading of the Poems of Alvin Feinman.
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Please join us for a special reading and discussion of the poems of Alvin Feinman at 7:00 PM on Monday evening, September 19th, Spoonbill Books, 99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Admission is Free and refreshments will be served. For further information please call 718-387-7322 or check Spoonbill’s facebook page.

The occasion is the recent release by Princeton University Press of Corrupted into Song: The Complete Poems of Alvin Feinman, Edited by Deborah DorfmanWith a foreword by Harold Bloom and an introduction by James Geary. Mr. Geary will be on hand to read from Alvin’s work but we hope that those who knew and worked with him might also participate with a reading or a recollection.

According to Harold Bloom, “The best of Alvin Feinman’s poetry is as good as anything by a twentieth-century American. His work achieves the greatness of the American sublime.” Yet, in part because he published so sparsely, Feinman remained little-read and largely unknown when he died in 2008. This definitive edition of Feinman’s complete work, which includes fifty-seven previously published poems and thirty-nine unpublished poems discovered among his manuscripts, introduces a new generation of readers to the lyrical intensity and philosophical ambition of this major American poet. Harold Bloom, a lifelong friend of Feinman, provides a preface in which he examines Feinman’s work in the context of the strongest poets of his generation—John Ashbery, James Merrill, and A. R. Ammons—while the introduction by James Geary, who studied with Feinman at Bennington College, presents a biographical and critical sketch of this remarkable poet and teacher. Corrupted into Song restores Feinman’s work to its rightful place alongside that of poets like Hart Crane and Wallace Stevens, with whom his poetry and poetics have so much in common.

Alvin Feinman (1929–2008) taught literature at Bennington College from 1969 to 1994. He was the author of Preambles and Other Poems and an expanded edition of that work, Poems (Princeton). He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Brooklyn College, the University of Chicago, and Yale University. Feinman’s wife, Deborah Dorfman (1934–2015), taught literature at Temple University, Wesleyan University, and SUNY Albany. Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities and English at Yale University. James Geary is deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and the author, most recently, of I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World.