Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

Named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to do in the city by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place bimonthly at select venues in Brooklyn, with a summer stop on Governor’s Island. Readings are free and open to the public.
Each reading features three poets, with at least one from Brooklyn. We take pride in featuring emerging poets alongside more established poets, making a special effort to include those from underrepresented communities. Readings are curated by Jason Koo. For inquiries, contact us.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30 PM

61 Local, 61 Bergen St, Cobble Hill

Sarah Jean Grimm, Seth Landman, Debora Kuan


Sarah Jean Grimm

Sarah Jean Grimm is the author of Soft Focus (Metatron, 2017), winner of the 2016 Metatron Prize. She is a founding editor of the online quarterly Powder Keg Magazine and lives in New York City, where she works as a publicist at Penguin Random House.


Seth Landman

Seth Landman is the author of the poetry collections Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015) and Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). His work can be found in Boston Review, iO, Jellyfish, Lit, jubilat and elsewhere. He received his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Denver (2013) and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts (2008). He lives in Vermont and teaches at the Putney School.

Kuan Small

Debora Kuan

Debora Kuan is the author of XING (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and Lunch Portraits (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016). She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Macdowell and the Santa Fe Art Institute and is the recipient of a Fulbright creative writing fellowship and a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship, among other awards. She has written about contemporary art, books and film for Artforum, Art in America, Modern Painters and other publications. She was both a nonfiction and fiction fellow at the CUNY Writers’ Institute from 2010–2012 and has taught at the University of Iowa, the College of New Jersey and New York Institute of Technology. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.