Issue #15 | Line Break
Issue #15

Read David Barr Kirtley's "Power Armor: A Love Story"

Greetings, Line Break fans! Continuing our month of wonderful things to read... ...if you were with us back in January, our friend David Barr Kirtley dropped by to read us only the first half of his sci-fi romp "Power Armor:...  read

Read Robert J. Howe's latest poem (which you heard first at Line Break!)

Congratulations to Line Break reader Robert J. Howe on the publication of his poem "The Ghosts of Christmas" by Punch Drunk Press! If you were at Line Break #15 back in January, then you were lucky enough to hear Bob...  read

Thanks for making Line Break #15 so terrific!

A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our fifteenth regular episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make...  read

Reminder: Line Break #15 is this afternoon!

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't...  read

Meet our readers: Olena Jennings

Olena Jennings is the author of the collection of poetry Songs from an Apartment (Underground Books, 2017). Her translations of Ukrainian poetry appeared in the anthologies Words for War (Academic Studies Press, 2017, together with Oksana Lutsyshyna) and The White...  read

Meet our readers: David Barr Kirtley

David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast on, for which he's interviewed well over 300 guests, including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins, Paul Krugman, Simon Pegg, Joyce...  read

Meet our readers: Robert J. Howe

Robert J. Howe has published poetry in 50 Haiku and Serving House Journal, and has poems forthcoming in The Dawntreader and Main Street Rag. His short fiction has appeared in and The Flatbush Review, the magazines Analog, Electric Velocipede,...  read

Meet our readers: Kurt Olsson

Kurt Olsson has published two collections of poetry. His most recent, Burning Down Disneyland (Gunpowder Press, 2017), was selected by Tom Lux as the winner of the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Kurt's first collection, What Kills What Kills Us...  read

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

Sarah Riccio lives, writes, and slings beer in Astoria. She is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, who has also been seen at Taboo Tales NYC. Please join Sarah and all our tremendous readers for...  read

Line Break #15: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow, at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment...  read
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Line Break is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.