12/2/11

Dec 10: Davis, DeBoer, Teare

Brian Teare is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

JenMarie Davis is half of Fact-Simile Editions and builds books and poems from recycled and reclaimed material. She is the author of Sometime Soon Ago (Shadow Mountain, 2009) and her work has appeared in the Handmade/Homemade exhibit, Glitterpony, Court Green, Little Red Leaves, Interim, Gargoyle and other print and online journals.

Nicholas DeBoer was born at 1024pm. 29.1 F/5.8mph East Wind/Clear Sky/Chicago, IL. Michael Reece hospital, designed by Walter Gropius. He likes to think about it. He attended schools, they were nice schools and some of his friends were met there. He has some intense obsessions since he found Edgar Poe & Al Crowley on the back of the Beatles seventh album when he was 11. He believes in the 23 Engima. Especially on his b-day 10/23/1981. Some of his poetry can be read in Fact-Simile, Bombay Gin, Eccolinguistics, Apparent Mag and other magazines.

11/7/11

Nov 19: Davisson, Marinovich, Sadicario

Filip Marinovich is coeditor with Stephen Boyer of the OCCUPY WALL STREET POETRY ANTHOLOGY and a librarian at THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARY AT OCCUPY WALL STREET and a performer at LIBERTY SQUARE POETRY ASSEMBLY. Filip is author of ZERO READERSHIP and AND IF YOU DON'T GO CRAZY I'LL MEET YOU HERE TOMORROW, both from Ugly Duckling Presse. Filip's new book WOLFMAN LIBRARIAN is currently looking for a publisher. Excerpt from it appears in EOAGH 7.

Ian Davisson is a poet who currently explores the aesthetics and linguistic properties of the panic attack. To do this, he has to have a lot of panic attacks, which is convenient, because he happens to have a lot of panic attacks. He also examines the masculine subject position in lyric poetry, which sounds impressive until you factor in all the crying. Older work can be found in journals in print and on the internet, while newer work is still churning around in his head. Hopefully you enjoy the churn.

Jaclyn (Jackee) Sadicario is a poet who is from New York, living in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she was the creative editor of Hyphen, the undergraduate literary and art magazine. She now works at the University of Pennsylvania doing psychotherapy research in community mental health settings. She has been most recently published in Apiary (online and print). (She can be seen on 13th street every morning running for the el. Occasionally, she smells slightly of gin.)

10/13/11

Oct 22: Gardner, Kaschock, McCreary

Susana Gardner is the author of HERSO (Black Radish Books, 2011) and [ LAPSED INSEL WEARY ] (The Tangent Press, 2008), as well as several chapbooks, including Hyper-Phantasie Constructs (Dusie Kollektiv, 2010) and Herso (University of Theory and Memorabilia Press, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in Jacket, How2, Puerto Del Sol, and Cambridge Literary Review among others, and has been featured in several anthologies, including 131.839 slög með bilum (131,839 keystrokes with spaces) (Ntamo, Finland, 2007) and NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: CONTEMPORARY POEMS ON CHILD-GETTING AND CHILD-REARING (Fence Books, USA, 2007). She lives in Zürich, Switzerland, where she also edits and curates the online poetics journal and experimental kollektiv press, Dusie.

Kirsten Kaschock is the author of two books of poetry, A Beautiful Name for a Girl and Unfathoms. Her first novel, Sleight, was published recently by Coffee House Press. She has earned a PhD in English from the University of Georgia and is currently a doctoral fellow in dance at Temple University. Kirsten lives with her three sons and their father in Philadelphia, where she likes to make poems, dances, and sometimes--other people.

Jenn McCreary is the author of :ab ovo:, published by Dusie Press, and of several chapbooks, including Odyssey & Oracle, which is forthcoming this winter from Least Weasel. She lives in Philadelphia where she co-edits ixnay press with the writer Chris McCreary, works for the Mural Arts Program, wrangles twins, & charms snakes.

9/13/11

Sept 24: Abendroth, Bouchard, Hadbawnik

Emily Abendroth is a writer and artist who lives both here and elsewhere as the situation requires. She is the author of toward eadward forward (horse less press), muzzle blast dander (in refuge/refugee, chain links vol 3), and Property : None / Property : Undone (a broadside project with TapRoot Editions). Together with fellow poet Justin Audia she co-curates the Moles Not Molar Reading & Performance Series.

Daniel Bouchard’s poetry books include The Filaments (Zasterle, 2006), Some Mountains Removed, and Diminutive Revolutions (Subpress 2004, 2000). He grew up south of Philadelphia and attended the Temple Writing Program. An essay on Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Drafts is forthcoming in Jacket2.

David Hadbawnik is a poet and performer currently living with his wife in Buffalo, NY. In 2011, he edited Jack Spicer’s Beowulf for the CUNY Lost and Found Document series (with Sean Reynolds), and published Field Work (BlazeVOX Books). Other publications include the books Translations From Creeley (Sardines, 2008), Ovid in Exile (Interbirth, 2007), and SF Spleen (Skanky Possum, 2006). He is the editor and publisher of Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli. He began studying towards his PhD in poetics at SUNY Buffalo in fall 2008, where he directs the Buffalo Poets Theater.

5/16/11

May 21: Lee, Sherlock, Smith

Rod Smith is the author of Deed, Music or Honesty, Protective Immediacy, and In Memory of My Theories. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. Smith lives in Washington, DC where he edits Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books. With Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, he is editing The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press.

Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here (Factory School), Feast Day Gone & Coming (Cy Gist), The City Real & Imagined (Factory School), a collaboration with CA Conrad, and Ready-to-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink), a collaboration with Brett Evans. Sherlock contributed to Journeys South, a public installation project in South Philadelphia, writing seven poems for broadsides called Neighbor Ballads, which celebrate figures from immigrant communities that continue to shape one of Philadelphia's most diverse and storied neighborhoods. The broadsides, which include artwork by Erik Ruin, can be found in honor boxes along 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic experimental writing. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books) and Underground National (Factory School). She is also a contributing editor to EOAGH and The Constant Critic.

4/13/11

April 23: hassen, Kalfopoulou, Rackin

Adrianne Kalfopoulou is the author of two collections of poetry, Wild Greens (2002) and Passion Maps (2009), both from Red Hen Press. She has written a memoir, Broken Greek, and essays in various journals, including Hotel Amerika and World Literature Today. Currently she is at work on a monograph on Sylvia Plath's poetry and Ralph Waldo Emerson's philosophy. She teaches at Hellenic American University in Athens, and is on the adjunct faculty in the Creative Writing Program at NYU.

Ethel Rackin’s poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Volt, Court Green, Poetry East, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Most recently, poems from her manuscript, Red as a Tree, appeared on the Kelsey Street Press blog, and were set to music and performed by the Norman David Eleventet. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her Phd in English Literature from Princeton University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Language & Literature at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania.

hassen writes and performs experimental poetry and creates multimedia and mixed media work, including photography, audio, video, encaustics, and ephemeral art gestures. Chapbooks include Salem (Belladona*), Crabapples (Furniture Press), Sky Journal from Land, Sky Journal from Sea. Her poems have appeared in Sous Rature, Tool a Magazine, EOAGH, Frequency Audio Journal, Skanky Possum, Big Bridge, Dusie, 100 Days Anthology and elsewhere. More about her creative work can be found here.

3/14/11

March 26: Durand, Jagannathan, Yearous-Algozin

Marcella Durand is the author of some books of poetry, most recently Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh; AREA (Belladonna Books, 2008); and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem Books, 2008). She is teaching a class on ecology and poetry this spring at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania as the 2010-2011 Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice. She lives in New York City with her husband, painter Rich O’Russa, and son Ismael Toussaint Durand O’Russa.

Mytili Jagannathan is a poet who listens to the notion that “every letter is an alphabet,” making poems that investigate public and private space, power, gender, property, desire, collectivity, and the conditions of speech. She is the author of Acts (Habenicht Press); and her poems have appeared in Sous Rature, EOAGH, Rattapallax, Mirage#4/Period[ical], Combo, Fanzine, Interlope, Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics, and Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Her poetry was also part of a recent collaboration, Up Against, with filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi and electronic musician Gralin Hughes for the "Shelter" episode of the Termite TV Collective. She lives in Philadelphia.

Joseph Yearous-Algozin is the author of the chapbooks Kensington Notebook (Lean-To) and The Lazarus Project: Alien Vs. Predator (TROLL THREAD). Along with Holly Melgard, he is the in-coming co-editor of P-Queue magazine. Currently he lives in Buffalo, NY, where he is a PhD student in English at SUNY-Buffalo.

2/11/11

Feb 26: Carpenter, Corbett, DeGezelle

William Corbett is a poet and memoirist who lives in Boston's South End and teaches writing at MIT. He edited Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler, directs the small press Pressed Wafer, and is on the advisory board of Manhattan's CUE Art Foundation. In 2008 Hanging Loose published his book of poems Opening Day. His most recent books include an essay on the painter Albert York and The Whalen Poem.

Brian Carpenter has been living in Philadelphia since 2005, after moving from his native habitat of Seattle and spending two years in the Poetics program at the University of Maine. He has self-published two books of poems (Aspect Cycle, Bluest Keys) and one box (Small Seasons). An earlier prose poem, The Green Island Problem, is available through Vancouver's Kootenay School of Writing collective. He currently works as an audio archivist of Native American language recordings.

Melissa DeGezelle lives in South Philly with her three-year old daughter Hazel. Some newish poems can be found at Sawbuck and Literary Mama.

1/22/11

Jan 29: Keene & Morkun

John Keene is the author of Annotations (New Directions) and, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, of the poetry-text dialogue Seismosis (1913 Press). He has published his fiction, poetry, essays, translations, and interviews with other authors widely. He teaches at Northwestern University.

Debrah Morkun's first full length book of poetry, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. She lives in Philadelphia, where she runs The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series. She believes in the Muse and does rituals to her before she sits to write. Visit Debrah at http://www.debrahmorkun.com .