Write Off Debt Reading

Write Off Debt ReadingBecause we’re all in debt & it gives us all anxiety. And because talking/reading/writing about it is the only way to take back control.

Admission is free, but we will be taking donations to benefit the debt-resistance group Strike Debt.


Ashleigh Lambert is the author of the chapbook Ambivalent Amphibians (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems and other writing can also be found in Ampersand Review, Anti-, Bone Bouquet, Coldfront, Elimae, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Sink Review, and other places. A native of the Midwest, she now lives in New York & online at ashleigh-lambert.tumblr.com.

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the chapbook “Abraham Lincoln” (Mondo Bummer, 2013). His 90-minute performance film “STRIKE TWO” debuted with Gauss PDF and his performance piece “Applause” will occur at the Walker Art Center’s Open Field in June 2014. He is a founding editor of the literary magazine InDigest and has recently published work in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, METRO Twin Cities, 3:AM, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at dustinlukenelson.com.

Allyson Paty’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Tin House, Best New Poets 2012, Kenyon Review Online, jubilat, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Further Away, was published by [sic] Press in 2012. She is from New York, where she is editor of Singing Saw Press.

Niina Pollari is the author of the poetry collection Dead Horse (Birds, LLC), as well as the chapbooks Fabulous Essential (Birds of Lace) and Book Four (Hyacinth Girl). She translated Tytti Heikkinen’s The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal (Action Books). She is also the organizer of the POPSICKLE Festival, a day-long Brooklyn lit fest/reading held at a different, nontraditional space each year.

Christopher Salerno is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, ATM, selected by D.A. Powell for the 2013 Georgetown Review Poetry Prize. His second book, Minimum Heroic, was selected by Dara Wier for the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize in 2010. Other publishing honors include the 2013 Midwest/Laurel Review Prize for a chapbook of poems, Automatic Teller. His first book of poems,Whirligig, was published by Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House (NY, NY) in 2006. A 2014 New Jersey Council for the Arts fellow, Salerno’s poetry has been published in literary journals and magazines including Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Fence, jubilat, The Journal, American Letters and Commentary, Coconut, Octopus, and others. He teaches in the creative writing and MFA programs at William Paterson University.

Emily Toder is the author of Beachy Head and Science (from Coconut) and the chapbooks No Land (Brave Men), Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky), and I Hear a Boat (Duets). She’s also a translator, archivist, letterpress printer, and bird lover.

July 18, 2014
Write Off Debt
a benefit for Strike Debt‘s Rolling Jubilee
w/ Allyson Paty, Dustin Nelson, Ashleigh Lambert, Niina Pollari, Max Cohen, Emily Toder, & Christopher Salerno
hosted by Ashleigh Lambert
at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
126a Front St.
7pm | free, but donation suggested


Dustin Nelson Dustin Luke Nelson

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection "in the office hours of the polar vortex" (Robocup, 2015) and the chapbook "Abraham Lincoln" (Mondo Bummer, 2013). His 90-minute performance film "STRIKE TWO" debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece "Applause" debuted at the Walker Art Center's Open Field in June. His poems have or will appear in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, 3:AM, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at dustinlukenelson.com.

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