Other Means Reading Series
Reanimation Library
December 1, 2010

The Reanimation Library, in conjunction with the Other Means Reading Series, is pleased to invite you to a night of library-inspired readings at the Reanimation Library on Tuesday, December 1st at 8:00.

For this event, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Library, we invited five writers into the stacks and asked them to select texts from which to create new original works. We are honored and excited to be presenting these works from poets Julian T. Brolaski, Paul Foster Johnson, and E. Tracy Grinnell, and fiction writers Caitlin MacRae and Bob Powers. Please join us for what promises to be a great night.

The Other Means Reading Series was founded to initiate and encourage meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between New York City writers, lit fans, and community organizations. Each month, three writers collectively choose a local charity to support. At their readings, attendees can learn more about the charity, make donations on the spot, or find out about volunteer opportunities. All money collected through our $5 suggested donation goes to that month's charity. Other Means aims to engage not just writers and charities, but to help people change their ideas about charity. By working with local community organizations and mobilizing attendees to give small donations, Other Means hopes to change people's minds about how much you have to give to make a difference - to show that small donations matter, and that charity isn't just for the rich.

caitlin macrae is a book artist, printmaker, writer, and snack enthusiast living in greenpoint. she has contributed to Nerve, Babble, Glamour (don't ask), Slice, and other titles, a handful of which contain more than one word.

Bob Powers is the author of several humor books, including Happy Cruelty Day! and You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero. He has performed at HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and at the UNC Comedy Festival in Chapel Hill. His website is

Julian T. Brolaski is the author of the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters (Spooky Press, 2001), Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch, 2004), Madame Bovary's Diary (Cy Press, 2005), Buck in a Corridor (flynpyntar, 2008) and the blog herm of warsaw. Brolaski's first book gowanus atropolis is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe writes poetry, serves as a Litmus Press editor, sings and plays guitar with The Low & the Lonesome, and curates Mongrel Vaudeville.

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008) Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She edits Litmus Press and Aufgabe, an annual journal of poetry and translations, and co-curated the Fall 2009 Segue Reading Series. She lives in Brooklyn.

Paul Foster Johnson's first collection of poetry, Refrains/Unworkings, was published in 2008 by Apostrophe Books, and his second, Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms, will be published in 2010 by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. With E. Tracy Grinnell, he is the author of the g-o-n-g press chapbook Quadriga. His poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Cannot Exist, GAM, EOAGH, Pom2, Fence, The Portable Boog Reader 2, Antennae, Bird Dog, and Octopus. From 2003 to 2006, he curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He is an editor at Litmus Press and currently lives in New York, NY.

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