Basement Poetry

If the phrase "poetry in a public basement" is enough to get you going, you'll be delighted to learn of Babylon Salon's quarterly series in the swank Cantina, a Latin-inspired bar that makes all-fresh handcrafted cocktails and has an event space downstairs. As always, the fall installment features a little of everything: New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep Adam Mansbach will join poet Dean Rader and writer of fabulist fiction Ben Loory (Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day). Perhaps strangely, the words "rollicking" and "intimate" are both good ways to think of the series. "I always love being paired with prose writers," Rader says. "Poems can be viewed through a story lens or a narrative lens; fiction can be viewed through a more lyrical or poetic lens. I think it helps both genres." Also reading will be poet and translator Anita Barrows and L. Tam Holland.

Sat., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2013
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