Steve Benson & Stephanie Young 2/14 BPC, NYC

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at


Steve Benson and Stephanie Young

Saturday February 14
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
308 BOWERY, just north of Houston
$6 admission goes to support the readers

Steve Benson, formerly of the San Francisco Bay area, has lived in Downeast Maine since 1996. Transcripts of orally improvised performances appear in Blindspots (Whale Cloth, 1981), Reverse Order (Potes and Poets, 1989), Blue Book (The Figures/Roof, 1998) and Open Clothes (Atelos, 2005), along with written works. With nine other bay area language poets, he is preparing part 8 of The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography (Mode A, 2006-present).

Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry are Picture Palace (in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni, 2008) and Telling the Future Off (Tougher Disguises, 2005). She edited Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006) and her most recent editorial project is Deep Oakland, She blogs so rarely at

The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit,, or call (212) 614-0505.

Curators: February-March by Nada Gordon & Gary Sullivan.

See you there!

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