May 10: Brown, Ronan, Bell

Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the author of In the Laurels, Caught, Polyverse, The Sleep That Changed Everything and collaborative projects such as “The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time” with Tony Torn and Bagatelles for Cornell with Karen Randall. She is the founder of the award-winning independent poetry press, Tender Buttons, co-founder of The French Broad Institute (of Time & the River), and associate Professor of English at St. John’s University. Brown multiplies her time between New York City and Marshall, North Carolina.

Meg Ronan is the author of the obligatory garnish argument (SpringGun Press 2014). Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, APARTMENT Poetry, Robot Melon, West Wind Review, & other lovely journals. She works as a shop girl at Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC and tries to be like a good party.

Marion Bell is a poet who has lived in Philadelphia since 2007. She has written a chapbook called The Abjector, from con/crescent press and a manuscript called You People. You can find some of her writing online at Jupiter 88 and Elective Affinities. Some poems and her first ever interview are forthcoming on the Edwin Johns blog. If you were to describe her writing as a post punk musical genre it would be something like ambient emo queercore.