Jan 30: McCarthy & DuPlessis

Pattie McCarthy is the author of Table Alphabetical of Hard Words (forthcoming), Verso, and bk of (h)rs, all from Apogee Press. She received her M.A. in Creative Writing—Poetry from Temple University. Her work has appeared recently in many journals, including Colorado Review, Dusie, EOAGH, Fanzine, ixnay reader, Lungfull!, The Poker, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and The Tangent. She has taught literature and writing at Queens College of the City University of New York, Loyola University Maryland, and Towson University. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis is the author of Drafts, begun in 1986, and collected most recently in Pitch: Drafts 77-95 and The Collage Poems of Drafts, both forthcoming in 2010 from Salt Publishing. Other volumes include Torques: Drafts 58-76, Drafts 1-38, Toll and Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnnumbered: PrĂ©cis. She has written several books of criticism, including Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (2006), and the ground-breaking The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice ([1990] 2006). She teaches at Temple University. For links to DuPlessis’ work, visit her EPC page.