April 27: Godfrey, Varrone, Arrieu-King

John Godfrey was born in New York in 1945. He has worked and written in New York's east village for more than three decades. Godfrey's recent books include Tiny Gold Dress (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2012), City of Corners (Wave Books, 2008), Private Lemonade (Zephyr Press, 2003) and Push the Mule (The Figures, 2001). A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University's School of Nursing, Godfrey is a retired RN Clinician in HIV/AIDS. 

Kevin Varrone’s most recent publications are box score: an autobiography, published as a free iPad app (available through the Apple's app store) and Eephus (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2012). His previous publications include Passyunk Lost (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), id est (Instance Press, 2007), and the chapbook g-point Almanac: 6.21-9.21 (ixnay press, 2000) all part of g-point Almanac, a four-part project loosely based on Almanacs and Books of Days. He is also the author of the chapbook the philadelphia improvements (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). 

Cynthia Arrieu-King, a native of Louisville, KY, is a professor of creative writing at Stockton College and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books include People are Tiny in Paintings of China, Manifest, and with Sophia Kartsonis By a Year Lousy with Meteors. Her reviews and poems will appear this year in the Denver Quarterly, diode and the Kenyon Review.