Feb 13: Hogan, Ireland, Soto Román

Lauren Ireland grew up in coastal Virginia and southern Maryland. Currently an editor at Lungfull! Magazine, she also co-curates the monthly poetry series, The Readings at Chrystie Street, and edits Invisible Magazine with Steve Roberts. Her poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Conduit, Caketrain, and jubilat, among other magazines. She lives in Brooklyn.

Angel Hogan is a member of Mighty Writers, New Philadelphia Poets, and is a contributor to First Person Arts as well as the Pigeon Arts Collective. She lives and works in West Philadelphia. Visit her website here.

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). His work has been collected in Bar (Anthology, 2006) and in Pozo (collective book, 2007). In 2004 he received the Creation Fellowship of the Book & Reading Council of the Chilean Government. He has resided in Philadelphia since March 2009 and is a member of The New Philadelphia Poets and the editor of the new cooperative anthology of U.S. poetry, Elective Affinities.