KGB event (so to speak)

Mad Hatters’ Review

Edgy & Enlightened Literature, Art & Music in the Age of Dementia

Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes Reading Series

Curated by Publisher/Editor Carol Novack

Inaugural Reading

Friday, April 7th, 7 – 9 pm,

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, N.Y.C.



Paul Beckman
, contributor of three darkly witty flash fictions in Mad Hatters’ Review, Issue 3, received an MFA from Bennington in 1999. Paul lives just over the border in Connecticut. He’s the father of poet Joshua Beckman. Paul has writings in The Connecticut Review, Other Voices, Playboy, Northeast Magazine, 5 Trope, Exquisite Corpse, Del Sol Review, and many other journals. His stories have been published in Germany, New Zealand & Ireland. Paul’s also a four time nominee for a Pushcart Prize.

Amy King, a future Mad Hatter contributor, is the author of the poetry collection, Antidotes for an Alibi (Blazevox Books), a Lambda Book Award finalist, and the chapbook, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award 2002). She currently teaches Creative Writing and English at Nassau Community College and a workshop of her own design, “Making the Urban Poetic,” at Poets’ House in Manhattan. Amy King’s poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, TheMississippi Review, Tarpaulin Sky, Milk Magazine, and No Tell Motel, among others. She is the managing editor for the journal MiPOesias. Please visit for more.

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at NYU, where he directs the Project on Media Ownership. A well-known media watchdog and frequent contributor to The Nation, he’s the author of Boxed in: The Culture of TV, The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, and, Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order . Most recently, Miller wrote Fooled Again, a call to election reform, in which he argues that it wasn’t moral values that swung the last election — it was theft. Miller wrote and performed in “A Patriot Act,” a chilling indictment of the movement to subvert the US Constitution and replace American democracy with religious values. Mad Hatters’ Review will be publishing a review of Fooled Again in our fifth issue. See Copies for signing and sale will be on hand.

Live Music to be performed by MHR musician/composer Ben Tyree .

A limited edition of signed “Homeland Security” posters created by contributing artist & writer

Marty Duane Ison will be on sale.

For further info, email:

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Edgy & enlightened writers interested in being featured in the series should show up on April 7th bearing a couple of writing samples

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