This Friday, Sept 25th, at 7:00 PM The Deep Moat Reading Series presents

Lisa Olstein, Darcie Dennigan and Janaka Stucky

Lisa Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), which won the Hayden Carruth Award, and of Lost Alphabet (2009). A recipient of a Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Centrum Foundation, Olstein has been widely published. She presently serves as associate director of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts and is a cofounder of the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action.

About her new collection, The Lost Alphabet: "This second collection from Olstein is an impressive sequence of prose poems spoken in a voice of a lepidopterist engaged in isolated research on butterflies and moths near a village whose residents reluctanctly embrace her presence....Most appealing is Olstein's sensitive, quietly pained and earnest tone, which, more than the unusual subject, is the real star of this book. It's as if everything Olstein says gains dire importance."—Publishers Weekly."

Read selections from Lost Alphabet here, here , and here.

Darcie Dennigan is the author of Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, winner of Coldfront Magazine's best first collection of poetry in 2008. Her poems and other writing have appeared in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, Atlantic Monthly, The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, The Nation, and Tin House. She is an infrequent blogger for the Kenyon Review and an associate editor at H_NGM_N, an online journal of poetry, poetics, etc.

Read a glowing reviews of Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse here & here

Read Poems by Darcie here & here

Janaka Stucky is practicing the perfection of effort while working on silent relationships with knives, hairpins, & a history of tentacles. Other passions include whiskey and pugilism. He is also the Publisher of Black Ocean and its literary magazine, Handsome. Some of his poems have appeared in Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Free Verse, No Tell Motel, North American Review, Redivider and VOLT.

Read new poems by Janaka here

As always, limited edition coinsides (tiny broadsides) will be available at the reading and through the Brave Men Press website. Find them online at

All readings are free and open to the public. Wine and Knives guaranteed if you get there early.

All readings are held at the Pierre Menard Gallery.

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