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[BKARTS] CBA Broadside event October 4


New York, NY - The Center for Book Arts continues its 2002 Center Broadsides
Reading Series with a poetry reading this fall featuring Linda Gregg and
Peter Covino.  The event will be held on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 pm.
Both readers will be introduced by poet Sharon Dolin.

For this reading series, sponsored in part by the New York State Council on
the Arts, The Center publishes a collaborative work between the authors and
artists working at The Center for Book Arts. Limited edition broadsides of
the authors' work, letterpress printed at The Center, will be available for
sale. The authors' poems and the artist's design, layout and imagery
relating to the written work come together in these illustrated posters.

Center Broadsides is in its second year and is currently curated by Sharon
Dolin and Marcella Durand. Established and emerging writers' work is
highlighted. The event is free for CBA members; and for non-members, there
is a $5 suggested donation good towards the purchase of a broadside that


Linda Gregg is the author of six books of poems, including Things and Flesh,
Chosen by the Lion, The Sacraments of Desire, and the reissued two volumes
Too Bright to See & Alma--all from Graywolf Press. Her poems have appeared
in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Atlantic
Monthly, among many others. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Whiting Writer's Award, and the
Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review. A native of
Marin County, California, she has traveled extensively (living for seven
years in Greece) and taught at the University of Iowa and the University of
California at Berkeley. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at
Columbia University, Princeton University, and Trinity College.

Peter Covino was born in Italy and educated there and in the States, where
he earned an MSW degree from Columbia University. Currently he is a Teaching
Fellow and working on his Ph.D. in English/ Creative Writing at the
University of Utah. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The
Paris Review, Cimarron Review, Columbia, The Journal, Verse and in The
Penguin Anthology of Italian American  Writing. His chapbook Straight
Boyfriend won the 2001 Frank O'Hara Prize, selected by Timothy Liu.  His
work is featured in the soon to be released documentary film Stories of
Silence which documents professional and creative responses to the issue of
male sexual abuse. He is also one of the founding editors of the poetry
journal and press, Barrow Street.


The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional
crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations of
the book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it was the first
not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation.  The Center organizes
exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an extensive selection
of educational courses, workshops and seminars in traditional and
contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press publishing, and
other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is supported by local
businesses, various foundations including The Lenrow Fund and The New York
State Council on the Arts, and its members.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to The Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call The Center for details on parking in
the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
classes, call The Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit

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