May 12: Lawlor, Potter, Irwin

Andrea Lawlor lives in Western Mass now but misses Philly! Lawlor studied creative writing at Temple University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Program for Poets and Writers, and was awarded fellowships in 2011 by RADAR Labs and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Find poems and stories in The Brooklyn Rail, Encyclopedia (Volume II), MiPOesias, OCHO 31, Occupoetry, and the forthcoming Faggot Dinosaur.

Stephen Potter, a graduate of Temple University's MA program in Creative Writing: Poetry, lives and works in his native town of Philadelphia. His poems have made scattered appearances over the years in ixnay, Aufgabe, Mirage #4 Period(ical), American Poetry Review, EOAGH, and Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard. A selection of his poems are forthcoming in the July 2012 issue of Assaracus, and his poems can be found both on the PennSound website and in the Live at the Writers House archives.

H.B. Irwin grew up in rural Arkansas. She has lived in Philadelphia, studying at Temple University for 4 years. She currently lives and works in Fishtown.