Reading at The Half King

On a frigid Monday night in January, BOMB hosted a reading at Half King, the legendary bar and restaurant in Chelsea. Listen to a podcast of the event, featuring Luke Degnan, Ben Mirov, Dorothea Lasky, and Justin Taylor.

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Justin Taylor is the author of the novel The Gospel of Anarchy, and the story collection Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. He is also co-editor of The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in journals, magazines and on websites, including BookforumThe Believer, and Oxford American. His website is

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Dorothea Lasky is the author of AWE and Black Life, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not A Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She currently lives in New York City.

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Ben Mirov grew up in Northern California. He is the author of Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010) and the chapbooks I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010), Collected Ghost(H_NGM_N, 2010), and Vortexts (SUPERMACHINE, 2011)

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Luke Degnan was born in Irvington, NJ and is the son of a fireman and a philosophy major. As the Blog’s Books Editor at BOMB Magazine, he created and curates Phoned-In, a poetry reading by phone podcast. See Luke’s poems in ElimaeJuked, and West Wind Review, among other places.

Contemporary Poetry Marathon Reading
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The NADA Contemporary Poetry Marathon Reading from May 10, 2014.

BOMBLive at the Harbor Gallery
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Listen to readings from a BOMBlive event at the Harbor Gallery on July 24th, 2013. Many thanks to our talented readers: Álvaro Enrigue, Catherine Lacey, M. Cullen, Trey Sager, and Bianca Stone.

Miranda July at BookCourt

Listen to a podcast of Miranda July reading from her new book It Chooses You at BookCourt bookstore in Brooklyn.