Announcing the first installment of the Thank Tank Reading Series, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Thank Tank (2433 St. Claude Ave.). Three poets and one fiction writer—all male, unfortunately—read some of their work to you in a comfortable home environment. Nothing will be provided but the words, possibly not even chairs, please bring something to drink. There may be a musical intermission. Here are some bios:
Joseph Bradshaw is the author of two hybrid books of prose and poetry: In the Common Dream of George Oppen (Shearsman Books, 2011) and The New York School, which Publication Studio will publish in 2015. He recently moved to New Orleans, where he has been teaching creative writing at Tulane.
Jamie Townsend is the managing editor of Elderly, an emergent hub of ebullience and disgust. He is the author of several chapbooks of poetry, most recently PROPOSITIONS (Mondo Bummer, 2014), as well as the forthcoming long-player SHADE (Elis Press, 2015). He lives in New York.
Whit Griffin has two collections of poetry with Skysill Press. The Cultural Society published his third collection, A Far-Shining Crystal, in 2013, and will publish his forthcoming book-length poem, We Who Saw Everything. He lives in Memphis.
Michael Jeffrey Lee is the author of Something in My Eye, a collection of stories. Recent work has appeared in Gigantic, The Collagist, and The Volta.