Matthew Rohrer and Morgan Parker Reading on Thursday, October 22nd!

Next Thursday, two of Brooklyn’s most exciting young poets will be visiting Princeton’s English Department for a reading of their work.

Please join us for the reading in McCosh room 40 at 4:30 PM on Thursday, October 22nd (reception to follow in the Thorp Library).

The event, sponsored by Princeton’s Contemporary Poetry Colloquium, is free and open to the public.


MATTHEW ROHRER is the author of numerous highly acclaimed and much loved books of poetry, including A Hummock in the Malookas (selected by Mary Oliver for the National Poetry Series), Satellite, A Green Light (Short listed for the 2005 Griffin International Poetry Prize), Rise Up, They All Seemed Asleep, A Plate of Chicken, Destroyer and Preserver, Surrounded by Friends (published just this year by Wave Books), as well as a collaborative works, Nice Hat, Thanks, and Gentle Reader! (an erasure of Romantic era texts).

Rohrer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and has published work in The New Young American Poets: An Anthology (2000), The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology (2000), and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006). He teaches in the Creative Writing program at New York University. (selected from



MORGAN PARKER is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize. Her second collection, There Are More Beautiful things than Beyonce, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Morgan received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in numerous publications, as well as anthologized in Why I Am Not A Painter (Argos Books) and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket Books). She has done editorial work for Apogee JournalNo, Dear Magazine, and The Atlas Review Winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize and a Cave Canem graduate fellow, Morgan lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. She works as an Editor for Amazon Publishing’s imprint Little A, and moonlights as poetry editor of The Offing. She also teaches Creative Writing at Columbia University and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. With poet and performer Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She is a Sagittarius. (bio from