Friday, February 3, 2012

Poetry Reading Featuring Member Lynn McGee at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, February 18th

International Women Artists' Salon is happy to announce that member Lynn McGee will be reading from her new manuscript, The Heirloom Bulldog, at Cornelia Street Cafe on Saturday, February 18th, 6-7:30pm


The reading will feature Lynn McGee, George Wallace and Georgie Edel, and is hosted by Dean Kostos.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (Between West 4th and Bleecker Streets; in the West Village)

Saturday, February 18, 2012
6-7:30 p.m.

A $7 fee includes one complimentary house drink.

(F) train to West 4th
Street. Cross Sixth Avenue to West 4th Street, immediately turn left on
Cornelia Street.

OR (1/2/3) train to 14th Street. Exit
onto 12th Street, walk toward Sixth Avenue. Turn right on Sixth Avenue,
and then right on West 4th, and left on Cornelia Street.

Lynn will be reading from her new manuscript, The Heirloom Bulldog, which centers on conflicts at the heart of human/animal interactions: bulldogs bred to meet standards that disable their ability to breathe or give birth without surgical intervention; abandoned pet Burmese pythons thriving in the Everglades, causing panthers to go extinct; wild boars escaped from hunting compounds and factory farms and taking over forests of the South; the brilliant octopus, eaten alive in some cultures; feral cats causing many small mammals and birds to disappear; mares bred for their hormone-laden urine; coyotes existing invisibly in suburbs; orca whales forced to live decades in tiny pools, and other controversial topics. While the poems are serious in nature, they also focus on the triumph of animals surviving somehow, in an environment made dangerous by humans.

Lynn McGee's work appears in current issues of the Hawai'i Review and Big City Lit. Her work is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Same, 2 Bridges Review and Bluestem, and just appeared in The New Guard (where her work was a finalist in a contest judged by Donald Hall), and Tilt-a-Whirl. She also was just announced a finalist with honors in the winning War Poetry Contest, and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Dana awards. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals and magazines including The Ontario Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Phoebe, and others. Her chapbook, Bonanza, won the Slapering Hol national manuscript contest; she earned an MFA at Columbia University and lives with her partner and stepson.

Lynn McGee

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