Emergency Reading Series

March 27, 2012: A Poetry Reading by Carolina Maugeri and Julia Bloch

Carolina Maugeri's recent mixed media works, A Note on School of the Holy Beast and Takoyaki Hiss, Come L'amore, were included in the exhibitions Cinematic: Medi(t)ations Upon a Medium at the Osvaldo Romberg Studio and Containment Policy at the Pterodactyl Gallery. Since then she has performed music with Tristan Dahn in the Moles Not Molar series. She lives in Philadelphia.

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia, earned an MFA at Mills College and a PhD at Penn, and is the author most recently of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (Sidebrow Books). She is an editor of Jacket2 and lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches literature at the Bard College MAT program.

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January 17, 2012: A Poetry Reading by Diana Hamilton, Tarannum Laila, and Kareem Estefan

Diana Hamilton's first book, Okay, Okay, is forthcoming from Truck Books. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Model Homes, Esopus, The Recluse, ASBDQ and mid(rib), among others. She is currently a graduate student at Cornell University.

Tarannum Laila received her MA in English and Creative Writing from Temple University. Her work has appeared in The Daily Star, The Independent, Holiday, Plume, Prolog and Forge. She is the winner of the William Gunn Fiction Award and she was a finalist for Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award.

Kareem Estefan is a recording surface that talks and performs, too. He's emitted words and sounds on the radio (WNYU, free103point9, NPR), in web archives and magazines (UbuWeb, BOMBlog, PennSound), and in more or less physical spaces (Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, The Poetry Project). He studies art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts.

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April 19, 2011: A Poetry Reading by Quincy Scott Jones and Holly Melgard

Quincy Scott Jones earned a Bachelor's degree from Brown University, a Master's degree from Temple University, and $100 once working as supermarket clown. His work has been or is forthcoming in African American Review, Journal of Pan African Studies, Water~Stone Review, California Quarterly, and Let Loose on the World: Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75. With Nina Sharma he co-created the Nor'easter Exchange: a multicultural, multi-city reading series. Jones' first book, The T-Bone Series, was published by Whirlwind Press in 2009.

Currently a PhD student in Buffalo's Poetics Program, Holly Melgard is the incoming co-editor of P-Queue (journal of prose, line, and verse), ongoing editor of Con-Verse (constraint-based trans-crip/lat-ion series), former editor of Slightly West (Evergreen-based multi-media journal), and forthcoming author of the poetry chapbook Narcsolicitation (TROLL THREAD). Sections of her manuscript Echochambermusic have been published or are forthcoming in Boog City, Scrap Paper, PRESS, Wheelhouse Magazine, TROLL THREAD, M-Scape, Wikipedia, and Craigslist.

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March 29, 2011: A Poetry Reading by Ari Banias and Lynn Xu

Ari Banias grew up in Los Angeles, El Paso, and in the suburbs of Chicago. His poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Drunken Boat, Salt Hill, Aufgabe, Literary Imagination, The Cincinnati Review, FIELD, MiPOesias, Arts & Letters, and elsewhere. He has been awarded residencies at Caldera, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Millay Colony. He works with used books and curates Uncalled-for Readings, a queer reading series in Brooklyn, NY.

Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. Her poems have appeared in 6x6, Best American Poetry 2008, The Boston Review, Effing, Eoagh, Poetry Daily, Tinfish, Octopus, The Walrus, Zoland Poetry, and elsewhere. She co-edits Canarium Books and is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

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November 30, 2010: A Poetry Reading by Kate Eichhorn and Jenny Sampirisi

Kate Eichhorn is the author of Fond (BookThug, 2008), a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, and Fieldnotes, a forensic (BookThug, 2010), and is co-editor of Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics (Coach House Books, 2009). Her poetry, prose and criticism are part of a serial investigation of historiography, ethnography and poetics. She teaches writing and cultural theory at the New School University in New York City.

Jenny Sampirisi is the author of is/was, a novel, and Croak, an in progress collection of poems. She's the managing editor of BookThug, co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing and Associate Director of the Scream Literary Festival.

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October 5, 2010: A Poetry Reading by Raquel Albarrán and Carlos Soto Román

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Raquel Albarrán (San Juan, 1983) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her poetry and prose has appeared in several Puerto Rican literary journals, including Derivas, a collective literary blog for emergent Puerto Rican writers that she also co-founded in 2006. Her first poetry collection, La intimidad de los extraños (Stranger Intimacy) is expected to be published in Mexico City.

Carlos Soto Román was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He has published the books La Marcha de los Quiltros (The Mongrel's March, 1999), Haiku Minero (Miner Haiku, 2007) and Cambio y Fuera (Over and Out, 2009). He has resided in Philadelphia since March 2009, is a member of The New Philadelphia Poets and the editor of the new cooperative anthology of U.S. poetry, Elective Affinities. He is also a pharmacist and is pursuing a Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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September 11, 2010: Emergency Feeling: Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Rachel Blau DuPlessis is an American poet-critic whose on-going long poem project, begun in 1986, is collected in Torques: Drafts 58-76, as well as in Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan U.P., 2001), Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnnumbered: Precis (Salt Publishing, 2004) and Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt Publishing, 2010). DuPlessis was awarded a residency at Bellagio in 2007; she was the recipient of a Pew Fellowship for Artists and of the Roy Harvey Pearce/ Archive for New Poetry Prize, both in 2002.

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March 3, 2010: A Poetry Reading by Laura Elrick, Laura Jamarillo, and Laura Neuman

Laura Elrick's latest text-based project is a book-length poem, as yet untitled, that explores the relationship between speed (social time) and utterance; translations and affective condensations occur in the tiny caverns between the compulsion toward language and the patrolling of intelligible expressive registers. Previous work includes the video/poem Stalk(part dystopian urban cartography, part spatial-poetic intervention) originally commissioned for the Positions Colloquium in 2008. She has also written two books of poetry—sKincerity (Krupskaya 2003) and Fantasies in Permeable Structures (Factory School 2005)—and has composed a set of audio pieces for doubled-voice that are in part accessible on the online journal textsound.

Laura Jamarillo is a poet from Queens, living in Brooklyn. She's the author of The Reactionary Poems (Olywa Press) and Civilan Nest (Love Among the Ruins Editions)

Laura Neuman is a writer and performing artist based in Philadelphia. Locally, she is a regular performer and recent co-choreographer with Workshop For Potential Movement, and has also worked and studied with members of Green Chair Dance Group, Headlong Dance Theatre and the Pig Iron Theatre Company. Laura studies poetry at Temple University's Masters in Creative Writing Program and at Bard College's Milton Avery School of the Arts.

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January 21, 2010: A Poetry Reading by Tonya Foster and Jennifer Scappettone

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Tonya Foster s the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court, forthcoming from Belladonna* and Futurepoem in 2010. She is currently completing A Mathematics of Chaos, a cross-genre, multi-media piece on New Orleans, Monkey Talk, an inter-genre piece about race, paranoia, and surveillance, and A History of the Bitch, a collection of poems. A native of New Orleans, she resides and writes in Harlem.

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009), and of several chapbooks, including Thing Ode/ode oggettuale (La Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43—an archaeology of Superfund sites interrupted by an opera of pop-ups—is in progress for Atelos Press. She edited Belladonna Elders Series #5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse, featuring her pop-ups and prose and new writing by Etel Adnan and Lyn Hejinian (Belladonna, 2009). Pop-up scores are now being adapted for performance at Dance Theater Workshop, the Center for Performance Research, and elsewhere in collaboration with choreographer Kathy Westwater as PARK. She guest-edited the feature of Aufgabe 7, devoted to contemporary Italian “poetry of research.” A selection of Neosuprematist Webtexts, filmed verse stills, was installed at the Infusoria exhibit of visual poetry, and more are coming to Speechless. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.

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November 24, 2009: A Poetry Reading by Julian T. Brolaski AND Thom Donovan

Julian T. Brolaski is the author of the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters (2001, Spooky Press), Letters to Hank Williams (2003, True West Press), The Daily Usonian (2004, Atticus/Finch) and Madame Bovary's Diary (2005, Cy Press), Buck in a Corridor (2008, flynpyntar) and the blog herm of warsaw. Xir first book gowanus atropolis is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe writes poetry, serves as a Litmus Press editor, plays country music in The Low & the Lonesome, and curates th'every-other-monthly freakshow Mongrel Vaudeville.

Thom Donovan has edited Wild Horses Of Fire weblog since 2005 and coedits ON Contemporary Practice with Michael Cross and Kyle Schlesinger. He also curates the Segue reading series and PEACE events series and is an ongoing participant in the Nonsite Collective. His poetry and critical writings have appeared in various publications including, most recently, PAJ (MIT Press), O Books' War and Peace: Text and Image, The Brooklyn Rail, MUSEO, Critical Correspondences, and with Vigilance Society.. A chapbook of his, Making Believe, is forthcoming with Wheelhouse Magazine. He teaches at Bard College and Baruch College, and holds a Ph.D. in Poetics from SUNY at Buffalo.

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September 15, 2009: A Poetry Reading by Patrick Pritchett and Dan Featherston

Patrick Pritchett is the author of Burn - Doxology for Joan of Arc, and the chapbooks Reside, Lives of the Poets and Antiphonal. His poems have appeared in New American Writing, Hambone, Shiny, Bombay Gin, New Review of Literature, Colorado Review and The Modern Review, among others. Articles and reviews on modern and contemporary poetry have been featured in American Book Review, Rain Taxi, English Language Notes and Jacket. Scholarly work has been published in Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place and Ronald Johnson: Life and Works. A former story analyst and script editor in the film business, where he worked for James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, and HBO, Pritchett has taught modern literature and creative writing at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Naropa University, and Boston University. Currently he is a Lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University.

Dan Featherston is the author of The Radiant World (BlazeVox, 2009), The Clock Maker's Memoir (Cuneiform Press, 2007), United States (Factory School, 2005), and Into the Earth (Quarry Press, 2005), as well as several chapbooks. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Aufgabe, Kiosk, Mandorla, New American Writing, and Sulfur. Scholarly works have appeared most recently in Modernism/Modernity, Chicago Review, and Charles Olson: A Poet's Prose. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Featherston help found POG, a collective of artists and scholars engaged with avant-garde work in a variety of media, and from 2001 to 2004, he edited A.BACUS, a journal of poetry and translation. Featherston has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at a number of colleges and universities, and he is currently a lecturer in the English department at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia with Rachel McCrystal and their companion animals Fredo, Mazzy, and Itze.

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March 2, 2009: Buffalo Poetics Extravaganza

a poetry reading by Andrew Rippeon, Chris Sylvester, Divya Victor, and Steven Zultanski

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Andrew Rippeon edits P-Queue (a journal of poetry, poetics, and innovative prose) and QUEUE (a chapbook series adjunct to the journal). He lives in Buffalo, NY, where he participates in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.

Chris Sylvester remains decidedly unpublished.
He was born in Hawaii.
He was raised in Florida.
He lives in Buffalo.
Chris Sylvester does not drive.
His recent reading at Rust Belt books was described variously:
"Irresponsible." "Erotic as a wayward hand."
Chris Sylvester is currently writing a tract on digestion.

Divya Victor has lived and learned in India, Singapore, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Seattle. She has a Masters in Creative Writing and Poetry from Temple University and is currently a PhD. candidate in the English Department at SUNY, Buffalo, where she curates (co)ludere, a constraint-based collaborative performance series. Her work has appeared in ambit: journal of poetry and poetics, XConnect, ixnay reader 3, dusie , and is forthcoming in President's Choice and Drunken Boat.

Steven Zultanski is the author of the chapbooks Homoem (Radical Readout), USA = NAZI (with Brad Flis, Nocturnal Editions) and This and That Lenin (BookThug), plus the forthcoming volumes Generic Human Stuff (Patrick Lovelace Editions) and Pad (Make Now). He edits President's Choice magazine, a Lil' Norton publication. His poetry has appeared in Antennae, FO(A)RM, The Physical Poets, Shiny, and elsewhere.

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November 6, 2008: Emily Abendroth, Laska Jimsen, and Justin Audia

Emily Abendroth is a writer and artist, alternately residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where she co-curates the Moles Not Molar Reading Series with Audia). Recent work of hers can be found in Encyclopedia, Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition, horse less review, and Cut & Paste. Her chapbook, Toward Eadward Forward, will be published by horse less press this Fall and a chunky excerpt from her book-length work-in-progress Muzzle Blast Dander can be found in Edition 3 of the Chain Links book series.

Laska Jimsen is a film and video maker who currently lives in Philadelphia. She works across nonfiction forms from video documentary to artisanal 16mm filmmaking and animation. The 16mm print of "Miss Rose Fletcher: A Natural History" has screened at the MadCat, Athens, and Iowa City Experimental film festivals as well as the Moles Not Molars reading series in Philadelphia and Structuring Strategies at CalArts. Laska teaches film and video production and studies at Temple University, St. Joseph's University, and University of the Arts.

Justin Audia lives in Philadelphia where he co-curates the Moles Not Molar series with Emily Abendroth. His work has recently appeared in Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition and at sidebrow.net.

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October 2, 2008: Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Christopher Stackhouse

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA where she edits her small chapbook series, Corollary Press, and is pursuing her PhD in English from Temple University, where she holds fellowships with the Center of Humanities and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought. Previously, she received her MFA in poetry and certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Chain, 26, The Columbia Poetry Review, Effing, and MiPOesias' Asian American collection. Her poem "Down the mountain (an afternoon appearance of man and mystery)," a response to African-American painter Lamar Peterson's work, was included in the anthology Painters on Poets. Her chapbooks include Trespass Slightly In (online with Coconut), Perfect Villagers (Octopus Books) and Mental Commitment Robots (Yo Yo Labs). As an editor, Sueyeun specifically seeks out authors whose aesthetics challenge the boundaries of intelligibility for suitably "raced" work, such as painter and African-American poet Christopher Stackhouse's lyric meditations on the visual line in Slip (Corollary 2006) or Indian emigre Bhanu Kapil's hybrid memoir of displacement, colonialism, and mental illness in Water Damage (Corollary 2007). Her forthcoming book of poetry, That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut, 2008), explores East/West discursive circulations through the notion of celebrity.

Christopher Stackhouse is the author of Slip (Corollary Press, 2005); is co-author of Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006) a collaboration with writer/professor John Keene (Northwestern University), that features Stackhouse's drawings in dialogue with Keene's text. He holds and MFA in Writing/Interdisciplinary Studies from Bard College. He is a Cave Canem Writers Fellow. His essay "Everyone's Own Color Red" that compares the poetry of Hart Crane and Bob Kaufman, is published in the Spring 2008 issue of American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets. In the new curator program "New Voices, New York @ Chashama's ABC Gallery" in New York City, he participates as co-curator with artist/curators Kelly Kivland and Alisoun Meehan, bringing together the current group exhibition titled "Contranym" that features mixed media work of artists Robert Delford Brown, Victoria Fu, Brian Kim Stefans, John Cage, and Stephanie Loveless. In January 2009, he will be performing with John Keene during the month long writing and performance festival "When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation)" curated by Amina Cain & Jennifer Karmin at the performance space *Links Hall* in Chicago. He will also be a guest faculty member in the Naropa University Summer Writing Program 2009, at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. Currently completing a manuscript of poetry, while also doing research for the development of a non-fiction book on poetics, Stackhouse lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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January 17, 2008: Matthew Rohrer and Dorothea Lasky

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Next Big Thing." His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the undergraduate writing program at NYU.

Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis, MO in 1978. Her first full-length collection, AWE, has just come out this fall of from Wave Books. She is the author of three chapbooks: The Hatmaker's Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Her poems have appeared in Crowd, 6x6, Boston Review, Delmar, Filter, Knock, Drill, Lungfull!, and Carve, among others. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she studies education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series, along with the poet Michael Carr. She is a graduate of the M.F.A. program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University.

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November 15, 2007: Erica Kaufman and Reb Livingston

Erica Kaufman is the author of several chapbooks including: censory impulse (big game books, 2007), civilization day (open24hours, 2007), and a familiar album (winner of the 2003 New School University Chapbook Contest). erica is also the co-curator/co-publisher of Belladonna*/Belladonna Books, a small press and reading series that promotes the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable, dangerous with language. erica lives in brooklyn.

Reb Livingston is the author of Your Ten Favorite Words published by Coconut Books (www.yourtenfavoritewords.com), editor of No Tell Motel (www.notellmotel.org) and publisher of No Tell Books (www.notellbooks.org). With Molly Arden, she co-edits The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series.

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October 18, 2007: Janet Neigh and Joanna Fuhrman

Janet Neigh lives in Philadelphia where she is working on her PhD in contemporary poetics and transnational feminism at Temple University. She received her MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Her writing can be found in Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury Press 2005), HOW2, Filling Station, and West Coast Line.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of three books of poetry: Freud in Brooklyn (2000), Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003) and Moraine (2006), all published by Hanging LoosePress. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and as a teaching artist in the New York City public schools.

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April 4, 2007: Thomas Devaney and John Coletti

Thomas Devaney is the author A Series of Small Boxes, forthcoming from Fish Drum Press (May 2007). His books include The American Pragmatist Fell in Love and Letters to Ernesto Neto. His poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Jubilat, Fence, and translated into French and published in Arsenal, Java, and Poesie. Projects and collaborations with the Institute of Contemporary Art include: a performance "No Silence Here, Enjoy the Silence," for the "Locally Localized Gravity" exhibit (2007), and "The Empty House" tour at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for "The Big Nothing" exhibit (2004). He was program coordinator of the Kelly Writers House from 2001 to 2005. He is a Penn Senior Writing Fellow in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information visit: http://writing.upenn.edu/~tdevaney.

John Coletti grew up in Santa Rosa, California and Portland, Oregon before moving to New York City twelve years ago. He is the author of Physical Kind (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs/Boku Books 2005), The New Normalcy (BoogLit 2002), and Street Debris (Fell Swoop 2005), a collaboration with poet Greg Fuchs with whom he also co-edits Open 24 Hours Press.

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November 16, 2006: Noah Eli Gordon, Jason Zuzga, and Kate Greenstreet

Noah Eli Gordon will have two books appear in 2007: Novel Pictorial Noise (selected by John Ashbery for the 2006 National Poetry Series) and A Fiddle Pulled From the Throat of a Sparrow (New Issues, winner of the Green Rose Prize). He is the author of the book-length poem The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises, 2003), a collection of three long poems The Area of Sound Called the Subtone (Ahsahta Press, 2004, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Sawtooth Prize), an e-book notes toward the spectacle (Duration Press) and chapbooks from Margin to Margin, Anchorite Press, and Anon Books. Ugly Duckling Presse recently published That We Come To A Consensus, a chapbook written in collaboration with Sara Veglahn. His reviews have appeared in dozens of journals, including Boston Review, The Poker, 26, Jacket, and The St. Marks Poetry Project Newsletter. He writes a new chapbook review column for Rain Taxi, teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado at Denver, and has an essay slated to appear in Burning Interiors: On the Poetry of David Shapiro (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, forthcoming).

Jason Zuzga is currently a PhD student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the nonfiction editor of FENCE magazine, and his poetry and nonfiction have appeared in such journals as The Yale Review, jubilat, Tin House, Seneca Review and VOLT. He was the 2005-2006 James Merrill Poet-in-Residence in Stonington, CT and a 2001-2002 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellow. He received his MFA in poetry and nonfiction from the Univerity of Arizona.

Kate Greenstreet's first book, case sensitive, is just out from Ahsahta Press. Her chapbook, Learning the Language was published by Etherdome Press last fall. Born in Chicago, Kate has lived mostly on the east and west coasts of the U.S., currently back on the Atlantic side, in New Jersey. She received a Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Bird Dog, Conduit, can we have our ball back?, GutCult, Diagram, Octopus, POOL, The Massachusetts Review, No Tell Motel, Fascicle, Barrow Street, Kulture Vulture, and other journals. She has new work forthcoming in Saint Elizabeth Street, Track and Field, Cannibal, and Vanitas.

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October 12, 2006: Sarah Dowling and Jena Osman

Sarah Dowling is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, and lives in Philadelphia. She recently completed an M.A. in creative writing at Temple University and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in How2, Descant, In/Vision, Taproot II, and The Mitre.

Jena Osman's most recent book of poems is An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books, 2004). Her book The Character (Beacon Press, 1999) was the winner of the 1998 Barnard New Woman Poets Prize. Other publications include Jury (Meow Press), Amblyopia (Avenue B), and Twelve Parts of Her (Burning Deck Press). Her poems have appeared in Big Allis, Conjunctions, Hambone, O-blek, Verse, and elsewhere. Osman is the editor, with Juliana Spahr, of the literary magazine Chain. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Fund for Poetry, and has been a writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Foundation, and Chateau de la Napoule. In 2006, she was awarded the Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry.

Osman received an M.A. in poetry and playwriting from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in English from the Poetics Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the director of the creative writing program at Temple University, where she teaches poetry workshops and seminars on contemporary poetry and poetics. Recent courses have included "Documentary Poetics" and "Hybrid Genres: Visual, Sound, and Performance Poetries."

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