Monday, February 18, 2013

Feb. 27th, 6 PM: Perfect Sense Reading @ Cornelia Street Cafe (NYC)

is proud to present a reading with

Timothy Donnelly
Melissa Fadul
Chloe Yelena Miller
Daniel Schoonebeek
Leah Umansky

Where: Cornelia Street Café
When: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, 6pm

Timothy Donnelly is the author of two books of poetry, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit, and The Cloud Corporation. He earned a BA from the Johns Hopkins University, an MFA from Columbia University, and a PhD from Princeton University. Donnelly’s poems have been published in anthologies such as Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, as well as magazines and journals including Harper’s, jubilat, The Nation, The Paris Review, PEN America, Ploughshares, TriQuartely, and various others. Donnelly is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate creative writing at Columbia University. He is also the poetry editor for Boston Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two daughters.

Melissa Fadul teaches classical poetry at Maspeth High School, in New York, where she serves as assistant principal of the English Literature department.  She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in poetry in 2006.  Currently, she is adapting the play, The Laramie Project, for her students to perform, while piecing together a new collection of poetry.  She can be contacted at:

Chloe Yelena Miller's chapbook, Unrest, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her work is published or forthcoming in Alimentum, The Cortland Review, Narrative Magazine, Poet’s Market, and Storyscape Literary Journal, among others. Chloe has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center residency and the A Room of Her Own Writers’ Retreat. Chloe teaches writing online at Fairleigh Dickinson University, George Mason University and privately, and leads writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Contact her and read some of her work at

Danniel Schoonebeek's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, The Rumpus, Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. He writes a monthly column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts theHatchet Job reading series in Brooklyn, and works as an associate editor at PEN America.

Leah Umansky’s first collection of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is available now from BlazeVOX Books. She is the host and curator of the COUPLET Reading Series. She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus, and a live twit for The Best American Poetry Blog. She is presently at work on her second collection of poems focusing on our technological world, AMC’s Mad Men, and life in the 21st century.Read more at:

Perfect Sense Reading Series is a monthly poetry reading series at Cornelia Street Café, which features emerging and established poets. For more information email: or check out our page on Facebook at

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