Paolo Javier here, Queens Borough Poet Laureate through 2013. Author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as the publisher of a Queens-based tiny press, 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com). I'll be posting QPL news, including upcoming readings, workshops, exhibitions, literacy outreach, writing project/s, festivals, and much more. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org. For QPL history, write to email@example.com of Queens College Communications, or copy and paste onto your browser the following link to the Borough President's page: http://tinyurl.com/3dmbhzr.
(If embed not playing, click here.) Terrific audio recording of my March, 2011 reading at Dia: Chelsea with the great John Ashbery, one of my all-time favorite poets. I read (with projected illustrations) from my bestiary of a chapbook, Megton Gasgan Krakooom (Cy Gist Press), in addition to performing “Monty & Turtle”, my live video narration piece that serves as the penultimate chapter of my recent full-length, The Feeling Is Actual (Marsh Hawk Press). Many thanks to Vincent Katz and Dia: Chelsea for the memorable reading.