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.