May 23: Pettet & Sherlock

The season finale of Chapter & Verse will be part of a poetry double-header which begins at 5pm at Fergie's Pub with Brenda Iijima and Yedda Morrison, hosted by New Philadelphia Poets. Then we'll go a few blocks down to the Chapterhouse to hear Frank Sherlock and Simon Pettet.

Frank Sherlock is a native Philadelphian, author of Over Here and Ready-To-Eat Individual, a collaboration written with Brett Evans about New Orleans in the Year 1 A.K. (After Katrina). You can listen to his work at PennSound.

Simon Pettet is a poet from New York. HEARTH, a book that collects three decades' worth of poetry, came out this year from Talisman House. An essay about HEARTH can be read here. You can listen to an interview with Pettet here and read an interview in Brooklyn Rail here. Pettet is also the author of several collaborative volumes (including Talking Pictures, and Conversations About Everything, with Rudy Burckhardt), and is currently co-editing, with James Meetze, Other Flowers: The UnCollected Poems of James Schuyler.


May 9: Baus, Klein, Saterstrom

Ish Klein is a self-taught film and puppet maker who also writes poems. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop for Poetry. In 2005, she was awarded the National Endowment of the Arts Digital Filmmaker Residency. Her poems have been published in Bridge,The Canary, Gare du Nord, and more recently in Hat magazine, X-connect, Big Bridge, Spork and Gut Cult. Her new book, UNION!, is just out from Canarium Press. Watch Ish Klein read her poem "I'm amazing, I'm a fireman."

Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Pink Institution and The Meat and Spirit Plan. A Mississippi native, she is currently on the faculty of The University of Denver's Creative Writing Program.

Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975. His publications include Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), The To Sound (Verse Press, 2004; Winner of the 2002 Verse Press, selected by Forrest Gander), and the chapbooks The Space Between Magnets (Diaeresis), A Swarm In The Aperture (Margin to Margin), and Something Else The Music Was (Braincase Press). He edits Minus House chapbooks, and currently lives in Denver. More information about Eric Baus can be found at To the Sound.