The Other Side of Violet in Brooklyn

by Jane on July 5, 2017

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pacific Standard (back room)
82 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Jane Ormerod

Celebrate the release of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, The Other Side of  Violet, at one of our favorite Brooklyn bars.

The Other Side of Violet front cover

Featuring Meagan Brothers, Annie Christain, Amos Damroth, Trace DePass, Bob Heman, Lindsay Infantino, Jerry T. Johnson,  Geri Lipschultz, Karl Roulston, plus Rebecca Landau reads the work of Carol Dorf.

Hosted by David Lawton.

The Other Side of Violet is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.


2 drink minimum (alcoholic or non)

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2017


Meagan BrothersMeagan Brothers is the author of three novels for young adults. She currently lives and works in New York City.

Annie Christain is an associate professor of composition and ESOL at SUNY Cobleskill with poems appearing in Seneca Review, Oxford Poetry, Chariton Review, and The Lifted Brow, among others. She received the grand prize of the 2013 Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, the 2013 Greg Grummer Poetry Award, the 2015 Oakland School of the Arts Enizagam Poetry Award, and the 2015 Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry. Additional honors include her being selected for the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency and the Arctic Circle Autumn Art and Science Expedition Residency. Her debut poetry collection, Tall As You Are Tall Between Them, was published in 2016 by C&R Press.

Amos Damroth is a 21-year-old writer, musician, and filmmaker. He was born and grown in Boston but has been transplanted to New York, where he attends Sarah Lawrence College.

Trace DePass is a sophomore at Brooklyn College and was the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens, New York. He received a National Gold Medal from Scholastic for his writing portfolio, “Black Boyhood,”wherein one piece was published in Scholastic’s The Best Teen of Writing of 2015. He is interested in how his poetry functions when applied outside the page.

Carol Dorf is the author of the chapbooks Theory Headed Dragon (Finishing Line Press) and Some Years Ask (Locofo Chaps). Her poetry appears in Sin Fronteras, Antiphon, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Scientific American, Maintenant, and Best of Indie Lit New England. Carol is poetry editor of Talking Writing and teaches mathematics in Berkeley. Carol’s poetry will be read by her daughter, Rebecca Landau.

Bob Heman‘s collages, cut-outs, and drawings have been shown in a small, two-artist show at The Brooklyn Museum; in a solo retrospective at BACA’s Downtown Cultural Center; and in group shows in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York. His poems and prose poems appear in such diverse publications as Sentence, The Prose Poem, Caliban, Kayak, Hanging Loose, and Artful Dodge, and are upcoming in New American Writing and Reaedr. Bob has edited CLWN WR (formerly Clown War) since the early 1970s and during the late 1970s was an artist-in-residence at The Brooklyn Museum.

Jerry JohnsonJerry T. Johnson is a new writer to the Connecticut / New York area. He began writing in the early 1990’s, had one poem published, and then took a twenty-one-year hiatus to pursue corporate work overseas. In the spring of 2013, Jerry restarted his writing career. Since then his poetry has appeared in several literary journals and he has self-published a poetry chapbook, Good Morning New Year! In addition to his written work, Jerry performs poetry in a variety of venues.

Lindsay Infantino received her MFA from Long Island University Brooklyn in 2015. Her plays have been produced locally in Rochester and in New York City, and her work has most recently appeared in visceral brooklyn and CutBank Literary Magazine.

Geri Lipschultz has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from Ohio University. Her work can be found in numerous publications including International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, NonBinary Review, The New York Times, Kalliope, and Black Warrior Review. She has a story and a poem included in Pearson’s most current edition of their college anthology, Literature: Introduction to Reading and Writing, as well as a story in Spuyten Duyvil’s The Wreckage of Reason II. Her novels and chapbooks have been finalists for Eyewear Publishing, Subito Press, Gertrude Press, Black Lawrence Press, and Iron Horse Literary Review. Geri’s one-woman show, Once Upon the Present Time, was produced in NYC by Woodie King, Jr.

Karl Roulston plans to travel in circles until time itself crumbles into dust. Read his works in the great weather for MEDIA anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, and Before Passing. Hear him and his blues harp on YouTube.


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