May 11: Kelsey, Pethybridge, Teare

Karla Kelsey is author of three volumes of poetry: Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary (Ahsahta Press), Iteration Nets (Ahsahta Press), and A Conjoined Book (Omnidawn, forthcoming). Along with editing and writing reviews for the Constant Critic she is co-editor of Split Level Texts. She teaches in the creative writing program at Susquehanna University.

Jeffrey Pethybridge is the author of Striven, The Bright Treatise (Noemi Press). His poems appear widely in journals such as Chicago Review, Volt, New American Writing, Poor Claudia, The Iowa Review and others. He is the North American editor for Likestarlings, a web-based archive of collaborative poetry and poetics. He is currently at work on documentary project centered on the recently released torture memos entitled "Found Poem Including History, an Essay on the Epic." He grew up in Virginia.

Brian Teare lived and taught in the Bay area for over a decade. He now lives and teaches in Philadelphia where he runs his own micropress, Albion Books. He's published four full-length books—The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda Award-winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses—as well as the chapbooks Pilgrim, Transcendental Grammar Crown, [black sun crown], and ] up arrow [.