Charlie Bondhus plus 3

Poetry Reading: Charlie Bondhus, Steven Cordova, Walter Holland, and Jee Leong Koh

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Poetry Reading: Charlie Bondhus, Steven Cordova, Walter Holland, and Jee Leong Koh
April 10, 2014 7:00 PM
April 10, 2014 9:00 PM
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March 24, 2014
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Charlie Bondhus plus 3

Poets Charlie Bondhus (All the Heat We Could Carry), Steven Cordova (Long Distance), Walter Holland (Circuit), and Jee Leong Koh (Equal to the Earth) read their work and sign books.

Charlie Bondhus’s second poetry book, All the Heat We Could Carry, won Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Book Award for 2013, and is currently a finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award in Gay Poetry. Previously he published How the Boy Might See It (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), and two chapbooks, What We Have Learned to Love—which won Brickhouse Books’s 2008-2009 Stonewall Award—and  Monsters and Victims (Gothic Press, 2010). His poetry appears or is set to appear in numerous periodicals, including Midwest Quarterly, The Hawai’i Review, CounterPunch, The Alabama Literary Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others. He teaches at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, and is the Poetry Editor at The Good Men Project (


Steven Cordova is the 2012 first-place winner of the International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize. His first full-length poetry collection, Long Distance, appeared in 2010 from Bilingual University Press. His works appear in many journals and anthologies and his poem, “Across a Table,” was recently set to music for the AIDS Quilt Songbook. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Walter Holland, Ph.D., is the author of three books of poetry Circuit (Chelsea Station Editions, 2010), Transatlantic, (Painted Leaf Press, 2001), A Journal of the Plague Years: Poems 1979-1992 (Magic City Press, 1992) as well as a novel, The March (Chelsea Station Editions, 2011). His short stories have been published in Art and Understanding, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, and Rebel Yell, Some of his poetry credits include: Antioch Review, Art and Understanding, Barrow Street, Chiron Review, The Cream City Review, Found Object, Pegasus,  Phoebe, and  Poets for Life:76 Poets Respond to AIDS.  He lives in New York City.


Jee Leong Koh is the author of four books of poems, including Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press). His latest collection The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press) will be translated into Japanese and published by Awai Books in August 2014. He has a new book of poems forthcoming from Carcanet Press in 2015. Born in Singapore, Jee lives in New York City. A curator of the website Singapore Poetry, he is organizing the first Singapore Literature Festival in New York in October 2014.