Spring Issue Reading: May 31, 2017

Celebrate the BLR's new issue with a reading by talented authors from this collection. Readers include the winner of our 2017 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, Caitlin Kuehn, whose essay "Of Mothers and Monkeys" was selected by judge Ariel Levy; Colter Jackson, author of the story "Searching for the Sea"; Jay Kidd, author of the poem "Autobiography," appearing in the current issue, as well as "Lost Time (1997)," a Pushcart Prize-nominated poem from the BLR's Spring 2012 issue; and Gardner McFall, author of the poem "Brushing the Horse" from this issue, as well as "Take What You Find" from BLR's Spring 2013 issue.


Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue (at 28th Street), NYC
6pm, Rotunda




 Caitlin Kuehn Caitlin Kuehn is from small-town Wisconsin, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in biology, and, for one whole year, attended medical school. Now residing in New York City, she is advancing towards an MFA at City College. "Of Mothers and Monkeys" is her first published work.
 Colter Jackson Colter Jackson works as a freelance writer and illustrator in New York City. She has written scripts for both Tina Fey and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, only one of which was funny. She is the author and illustrator of the picture book Elephants Make Fine Friends (Penguin, 2015) and is at work on a novel. You can find more of her work in GOOD Magazine, Tin House, and The Rumpus.
Jay Kidd
Jay Kidd has published poems in The Florida Review, Atlanta Review, Ruminate Magazine, Burningword, Mason’s Road, Chelsea Station Magazine, and the Bellevue Literary Review. He was the 2013 winner of Ruminate's McCabe Prize for Poetry, and 2015 winner of Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Competition. Jay lives in New York City and studies the craft of writing at The Writers Studio.

Gardner McFall Gardner McFall is a poet, librettist, and children’s book author. She has recently published poems in Barrow Street, Hanging Loose, and The Hopkins Review. She lives and works in New York City.


"The Art of Memory":
A Performance of Poetry and Prose from the Bellevue Literary Review

The BLR's Off the Page Series brings the poetry and prose published in the Bellevue Literary Review to life through performance by actors from stage and screen. On October 19, 2016, we presented a performance of work from our fall theme issue, "The Art of Memory," featuring actors Lily Balsen and Jinn S. Kim.  

Watch readings from "The Art of Memory"


Watch readings from "Writing & War," part of BLR's Off the Page Series.

Watch "Reading the Body: Live!", from BLR's Off the Page Series 

Pictures from the BLR's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Read Danielle Ofri's blog about a past BLR reading.

Please also visit the Bellevue Literary Press events page to see where their writers will be appearing.

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