2/27: Stephen Boyer, Deanna Havas, David Geer


Stephen Boyer is the author of #UploadingNature (Fields Press 2014), Parasite (Publication Studio 2013), Ghosts (Bent Boy Books 2010), and has published in many zines and anthologies. During the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park they compiled the Occupy Wall St Poetry Anthology, a collection of work over a 1000 pages with over 400 poets contributing.


Deanna Havas was born in New York City in 1989, where she currently lives and works. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Her recent group exhibitions include “Reverly” at Kunsthalle Bern in Bern, Switzerland, “Heathers” at Rowing in London, and “Into You” at Running Residency, also in London. Her upcoming projects include a residency at Marbriers 4 in Geneva.



David Geer is a feminist living in Brooklyn. He hangs out on ourbodies.biz and tweets @feminist_utopia.

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Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

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2/6: Farnoosh Fathi, Kit Schluter, Matthew Yeager


Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium Books, 2013) and editor of the forthcoming Collected Poems of Joan Murray (New York Review of Books, 2017). She was born in Louisiana to Iranian parents and lives now in NYC and the Granny Cloud.


Kit Schluter is a writer and translator living in Providence, RI. Some of his personal writing can be found in Boston Review, BOMB, Elective Affinities, and Poor Claudia's "Ten Sources" series, as well as in a forthcoming chapbook, Inclusivity Blueprint, from Diez. His translations from French, Spanish, and Occitan of Marcel Schwob, Jaime Saenz, Michel Surya, Amandine André, and Anne Kawala, are out or forthcoming from Wakefield Press, Poor Claudia, Solar Luxuriance, and Canarium Books. He is co-editor of O'clock Press, and curates the house reading/performance series Wild Combination.



Matthew Yeager's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sixthfinch, Gulf Coast, Minnesota Review, Bat City Review, and elsewhere, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010.  His short film "A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment" was an official selection at thirteen film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards.   Other distinctions include the 2009 Barthelme Prize in Short Prose and two MacDowell fellowships.  The co-curator of the long running KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, he has worked in the NY catering industry for twelve years in various capacities: truck driver, waiter, sanitation helper, sanitation captain, bartender, bar captain, and lead captain.  He lives in Ridgewood, Queens.    
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Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html

Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/

1/30: Hossannah Asuncion, Mahogany L. Browne, & Eléna Rivera


Hossannah Asuncion was raised near the 105 and 710 freeways in L.A. She currently lives near an A/C stop in Brooklyn. Kimiko Hahn selected her manuscript, Fragments of Loss, for a 2010 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. She is also a Kundiman fellow.

An alumnae of Cave Canem and Poets House, Mahogany L. Browne  is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & About.com  Best Poetry Books of 2010. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima. As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC’s 1st Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is anticipating the release of several poetry collections in 2015: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books) & the anthology The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Harcourt). She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Brown is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator and currently an MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City, and spent her formative years in Paris. She has also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montréal and Providence, Rhode Island. She now resides in New York City. Her most recent books are: Atmosphered (Oystercatcher Press, 2014), Overture (http://www.metambesen.org/books, 2014), On the Nature of Position and Tone (Field Press, 2012), and The Perforate Map (Shearsman Books, 2011).
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Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html

Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/


Spring 2015 line-up


Hello! Here is our Spring 2015 line-up. All readings start at 7 p.m.
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January 30thMahogany Browne, Eléna Rivera, Hossannah Asuncion 

February 6th: Kit Schluter, Farnoosh Fathi, Matthew Yeager

February 27thStephen Boyer, Deanna Havas, David Geer

March 13th: Gordon Hall, Max Steele, Buzz Slutzky

March 27thTommy Pico, Jessi Probus, Caroline Contillo 

April 10thJeanine Oleson, Leslie Allison, Jessica Posner

April 24thUljana Wolf, Anne Lesley Selcer, Anna Vitale 

May 15th: Arnold Kemp, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Erica Lewis 

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The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/
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11/28: Sarah Rupp, Sophie Seita, Rodrigo Toscano


Sarah Rupp is the author of NONE OF MY BOYFRIENDS ARE RIVERBANK CORPSES, forthcoming from Mess Editions. She co-curated CURDS + WHEY, an anti-eviction reading series in Oakland. She lives in Richmond, Virginia and is an undergrad at VCU.

Sophie Seita works with poetry on the page, in performance and in video. Her books include 12 Steps (2012), Fantasias in Counting (2014), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (a chapbook-translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf, forthcoming 2015). Some videos have been exhibited and screened in the UK, US, and Germany. She is currently working on a long lyric poem called Meat, a conceptual closet drama called Don Carlos, or Royal Jelly, and has just finished a feminist inter-genre artist book with Anna Moser, titled Aesthetic Failings, or A Dialogue.

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press 2012). His previous collection, Collapsible Poetics Theater, was a 2007 National Poetry Series Selection. Forthcoming from Fence Books in 2016 is Explosion Rocks Springfield. He was the recipient of a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Against Expression, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Angels of the Americlypse, and Best American Poetry. His poetics plays have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater and Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival. His radio pieces have aired on WPIX FM, KAOS Public Radio, WNYU, and PS.1 Radio. His poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, Norwegian and Catalan. Toscano works for the Labor Institute in conjunction the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. He works out of a laptop, tethered to a Droid, residing in airports, occupying poetics in mid-flight.

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Reading starts at 7PM.
The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map: http://www.petescandystore.com/petes_map.html)

Visit us online here: http://www.petescandystore.com/multifarious_array/multifarious_array.html

Also, visit us here: http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/