Mongoose vs. Cobra
1111 McGowen St
Houston, TX 77002
8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
It's the Mongoose versus Cobra Monthly Reading Series. Friends of poetry and lovers of literature are invited to meet at 1011 McGowen on the second Monday of each month for compelling poetry paired with beer. The reading series is curated and hosted by Shafer Hall and Kristin Kostick.Shafer is the proprietor of Mongoose versus Cobra and a senior editor for Painted Bride Quarterly and Lungfull! magazines. For five years he curated the Frequency Reading Series in New York City. Never Cry Woof, his full-length collection of poetry, was published in 2005 by No Tell Books. A poet and medical anthropologist, co-host Kristin is the former curator of a long-running reading series at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. Her poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio, Open Letters and a number of other journals.The MVSC Reading Series will continue every second Monday of the coming months, and will feature such distinguished readers as Michael Snediker, Olga Mexina, Danniel Schoonebeek, Sam Mansfield, Shane Lake, Peter Hyland, Bridget Lowe, Phong Nguyen, Michelle Oakes and others.
The poetry/literature reading events will be held at 8PM and coincide with MVSC's ongoing weekly Monday special, featuring half-price Texas draughts all day.November 11, 2013: Olga Mexina, Will WilkinsonDecember 9, 2013: Sam Mansfield, Shane Lake, and Peter HylandJanuary 13, 2014: Bridget Lowe February 10, 2014: Phong NguyenBridget Lowe is the author of the book of poetry At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The New Republic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Denver Quarterly, among other publications.She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program, and has received a “Discovery”/Boston Review prize, the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship to The MacDowell Colony, and a scholarship to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Kansas City.