Readings at Parkside:
Lorraine Lupo & Kostas Anagnopoulos

The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York City

Sunday, June 11th, 5pm

Lorraine Lupo is the author of The Unwanted Sounds (Cuneiform Press), By Way Of (Green Zone), and co-creator of Dust Exchange (Slacks Books) and GUYA Fast Paced Sad Story, both collaborations with the artist and architect Max Jacobson. Her work has appeared in The New England Review, Fourteen Hills, Across the Margin and Art Practical, among others. She founded the now-defunct Gallery Lux and edits the Periodic Postcard series. As Slack Books she occasionally publishes chapbooks. She is an active member of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Poet-In-Residence at the Creative Growth Arts Center. In that capacity, she edited their first collections of poetry, The Poem Is Telling Me I Remember and Dear Volcano.

Kostas Anagnopoulos was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago. His mother was a seamstress and his father was the editor of a Greek-American Leftist newspaper. He has published six chapbooks: Irritant, Daydream, Various Sex Acts, Some of My Reasons, Night Loop and What Works. His book titled Moving Blanket was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010. Smoke Specs published Haiku this spring. For the last fifteen years, he has volunteered as an end-of-life doula for The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort in New York City. He also volunteers at his local library in Rensselaerville, NY. Kostas splits his time between Jackson Heights with his husband and daughter and upstate where he sells antiques and other objects from his store Pidgin in Oak Hill.  He enjoys walking and bicycling in his beloved New York City.