Dec 15: Lewis, Cory, Richter

Joel Lewis has been monitoring the outer rings of Gotham for over thirty years, his Baggu back pack loaded with the essentials to aid him in his semi-dérive: a Metrocard, a PATH Smart Link pass, NJT bus tickets, transfers, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail tickets, about a dozen up-to-date schedules, a charged iPod, three to four notebooks and too many roller ball pens. The results of his wanderings have resulted in: Surrender When Leaving Coach, Learning From New Jersey, Vertical’s Currency and House Rent Boogie. While anchored in his homeport of Hoboken, NJ, his archival efforts have resulted in Bluestones and Salt Hay: An Anthology of Contemporary New Poets, On The Level Everyday: The Selected Talks of Ted Berrigan and Reality Prime: Selected Poems of Walter Lowenfels.

Jim Cory, in addition to all kinds of writing, takes an interest in reptiles, birds, history, painting, the piano, architecture, yoga and strange conversations overheard. Not necessarily in that order. Poems have appeared recently in Apiary, Assaracus, Burp, Court Green, Lungfull!, ETZ (Australia), unarmed journal, and Skidrow Penthouse. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Arts Council and Yaddo. Rain Mountain Press published No Brainer Variations in 2011. He lives in Philadelphia.

Peter Erich Richter is the author of KING OF HIS OWN HEAD. His poetry has been featured in Monkeybicycle, ucity review, >kill author, decomP, THE2NDHAND, Indiefeed Performance Poetry and other publications. He received his BA from Rider University.