Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, May 3

Thusday, 5/3/2012

Lily Brown is the author of Rust or Go Missing, published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011. Recent poems are out or forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Epiphany, Catch Up, and The Offending Adam.

Feng Sun Chen's first book is Butcher's Tree from Black Ocean. She is also the author of chapbooks Ugly Fish from Radioactive Moat, Arcane Carnal Knowledge from Pangur Ban Party (and Night Vegetable Press), and blud from Spork Press. Recent poems appear on her blog, in Conduit, Kill Author, Claudius App and other places. She is currently a graduate assistant and MFA student at the University of Minnesota, and sometimes blogs for Montevidayo.com.

Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography (Persea 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Best New Poets 2008, and many journals. She is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry at The University of Idaho.

Catherine Theis is a poet and playwright living in Chicago. Recent poems and plays have appeared inAnother Chicago Magazine, Barrelhouse, CutBank, and 1913 a journal of forms. Her first book is called The Fraud of Good Sleep.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, March 8

Thursday, 3/8/2012

A K Beck is an MFA candidate in poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems have appeared in LIT, Handsome, New Orleans Review and We Are So Happy To Know Something.

Christine Friedlander lives in Minneapolis, where she writes poetry, designs websites, swims competitively, and plays with medical gauze. In the event of an emergency, she can also be used as a flotation device. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Radioactive Moat, Spork Press, Gigantic Sequins, Fugue, and elsewhere. Follow her at christinefriedlander.com

Will Smiley lives in Iowa, where he has roamed from the beginning. He has poems forthcoming in The Iowa Review and jubilat.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3

Thursday, 11/3/2011

Rebecca Lehmann is the author of Between the Crackups, forthcoming from Salt Publications. Her poems have been published in Tin House, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review and other journals. She lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Mike Sikkema is the author of the chapbooks Code Over Code (Lame House Press), Saying Things as an Engine Would (HNG MN), I Could Jump Through the Keyhole in Your Door (Horse Less Press), Autogeography, which is a collaboration with Jen Tynes (Black Warrior Review), and Wander Rooms and Outside Noise (forthcoming from Grey Book Press). He is also the author of the book Futuring (Blazevox).

Jeffrey Skemp is a poet, performer and photographer living in Minneapolis. His debut poetry + music CD SPENT was released earlier this year. He is also member of Bosso Poetry Co.

Jen Tynes is the founding editor of Horse Less Press. She is most recently the author of Heron/Girlfriend (Coconut Books) and the co-author, with Michael Sikkema, of Autogeography (Black Warrior Review). She has chapbooks forthcoming from DoubleCross Press and Dancing Girl Press, and she lives and teaches in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Joshua Ware lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he is finishing his doctorate in poetry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press), the chapbooks Excavations (Further Adventures Press) and A Series of Ad Hoc Permutations (Scantily Clad Press), as well as the co-author of I, NE: Iterations of the Junco (Small Fires Press). His writing and collages have appeared in many journals, such as American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, New American Writing, New Orleans Review, and Quarterly West.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, September 1

Joshua Edwards is the director and co-editor of Canarium Books. He's the author of Campeche (Noemi Press 2011) and the translator of MarĂ­a Baranda's Ficticia (Shearsman Books 2010). Currently a lecturer at Stanford University, he'll be a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude next year. Read a segment of his poem, "Position Effect," here.

Robert Fernandez is the author of We Are Pharaoh (Canarium Books 2011) and
Pink Reef (forthcoming Canarium 2013). He is the recipient of awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry. Read some of his poems (and a conversation with Zach Savich) here.

A.T. Grant lives in Minneapolis. He has a band called New South Bear. You can hear them here: newsouthbear.bandcamp.com>. He wants to play music or read poems in your house (or garage or at your river bank or boxing ring). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Spork, Sixth Finch, Radioactive Moat, Forklift OH and elsewhere.

Colleen McCarthy lives in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis and teaches yoga around the Twin Cities. Colleen is the creator of ALCHEMY: yoga for creativity, a beginners-level class that melds rhythmic movement and breathing with creative expression like journaling and making art. For updates on available classes, visit http://alchemyoga.tumblr.com. Read some of her poems here and here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, July 7

Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, hear some writing from these fine poet-folk:

Emily August
is a PhD Candidate in English at Vanderbilt University, where she is writing a dissertation about the relationship between nineteenth-century medical textbooks, surgical practices, mortuary and funerary aesthetics, anatomical exhibitions, and fairy tales. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Quarterly West, and other journals.

Dan Boehl
is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea, and will publish Emily Pettit's Goat in the Snow and Dan Magers' Partyknife this winter. His chapbook Les Miseres at les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost. He writes art reviews in Austin and works for the University of Texas.

Molly Sutton Kiefer
is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota, where she is working on a sequence of poems addressing the experiences of the body and (in)fertility. Her recent chapbook, The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake, won the Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press poetry prize in December of last year. More information can be found at mollysuttonkiefer.com

Chris Tonelli is one of the founding editors of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He also founded and curates the So and So Series and edits So and So Magazine. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently No Theater (Brave Men Press) and For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press), and his first full-length collection is The Trees Around. He teaches at North Carolina State University
in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison and their son Miles.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thursday, May 5

Join us at the Rogue Buddha (357 13th Ave. NE) for LADIES' NIGHT, Pocket Lab Style! With poets Margit Ahmann, Terri Ford, and Dolly Lemke, and non-fictioneer Jennifer Tatum-Cotamagana.

Margit Ahmann is a book artist and printer living in Minneapolis. She is a member of the Artist Cooperative at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where she prints and binds letterpress books of her design. She also coordinates printing for small publishers at BookMobile.

Miss Terri Ford attended the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College lo, back in the '50s. Since then she’s received numerous grants and awards, including a Kentucky Arts Council fellowship and an Ohio Arts Council fellowship. She was the Ohio Arts Council writer in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the summer of 2000. Her first book of poems, Why the Ships Are She, was published by Four Way Books in 2001 and she was a fellow at Bread Loaf that same year. Miss Ford’s second book, Hams Beneath the Firmament, came out in 2007, also from Four Way Books. Her poems always appear in Forklift, Ohio because Matt Hart filches them first. Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares, Agni, Conduit and numerous other publications, including the anthologies Poetry Daily: The Best from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website (Sourcebooks, 2003), Four Way Reader #2 (Four Way, 2002) and The Beach Book (Sarabande Books, 1999). She was profiled in June of 2004 in the Minneapolis newspaper City Pages as one of five Minnesota poets who might be the state Poet Laureate if Minnesota had one. She currently lives in triumph in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she hopes to change at least the lipstick on the face of Minnesota poetry.

Dolly Lemke received a MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2010, Umbrella Factory, Super Arrow, horse less review, and Mad Hatters' Review. She is currently a paper-pusher in downtown Chicago, Assistant Editor for Switchback Books, and Associate Editor for Arsenic Lobster. Interests include micro-brews, thrifting, and looking into becoming a librarian.

Jennifer Tatum-Cotamagana's work has appeared in 1913: A Journal of Forms, The Breadbox Parsons and South Loop Review's Creative Nonfiction + Art Online. She is a Nonfiction MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago, the recipient of a Follett Fellowship and an assistant editor for Hotel Amerika. When she isn't writing small bios about herself, she is known to cut a rug on dancefloors in the Chicago area.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday, March 10

At the fabulous Rogue Buddha Gallery (357 13th Ave. NE), it's INVASION OF THE TALL POETS (and big-hearted writers):

Seth Michael Berg earned his MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and since has been bouncing around the country teaching, tending bar, sculpting, writing, and occasionally snowshoeing. His first book, Muted Lines From Someone Else's Memory is the winner of Dark Sky Books 2009 book contest. Other poems and fiction can be found in Connecticut Review, Lake Effect, Word Riot, JMWW, 13th Warrior Review, Chiron Review, BlazeVOX, Pike Magazine, Disappearing City Literary Review, and Dark Sky Magazine, among others. Berg lives in Chaska with his photographer wife, Ashley, their supernatural son, Oak, and their Saint Bernard, Icarus. When not writing, Berg can most likely be found indulging his addiction to hot sauce or slowing down somewhere in a forest. Read some of his poems here.

Adam Fell’s
first book of poems I AM NOT A PIONEER will be published in late March 2011 by H_NGM_N Books. He is the author of the chapbook Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field (H_NGM_N 2010) and his poems have appeared in Tin House; Forklift, Ohio; Diagram; Crazyhorse; notnostrums; Sixth Finch; & Fou, among others. He teaches and lives in Madison, WI.

Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar (Alice James Books, 2005), which won the Beatrice Hawley Award; and Skirmish (Graywolf Press, 2009). He lives in Minneapolis. Read some of his poems here and here.

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collections Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS 2010). A third full length collection, Light-Headed, will be published by BlazeVOX in the spring of 2011, and a fourth collection Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless will be published by Typecast in 2012. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Read some of his poems here.

Steve Healey is the author of two books of poetry–10 Mississippi and Earthling–both on Coffee House Press. He has published poems in numerous magazines, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Fence, and Jubilat, and in anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He lives in Minneapolis, and has recently taught at Michigan State University, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota.

Jen March is the creator of Co-Kisser productions, a new way to think about publishing poetry. Co-Kisser will be hosting a poetry-film festival in Minneapolis in October 2011. Please visit www.co-kisser.com for more information. Read some of her poems here and here.

Deborah Stein is a playwright based in Minneapolis and New York. Her plays have been produced and developed nationally at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Theatre @ Boston Court, the Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Stages Rep, the Women’s Project, the Wilma Theatre, Live Girls!, Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and Theatre Artaud; in New York at the Public Theatre, Dance Theatre Workshop, and Ars Nova; and internationally in Poland, Ireland, Edinburgh (the Traverse) and Prague. Her writing is published in Theatre Forum, Play: A Journal of Plays, and The Best American Poetry of 1996. She has taught writing at Yale University, NYU, Parsons School of Design, and Brown University, where she received her MFA. She is the recipient of the 2010-2011 McKnight Advancement Grant at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, where she was also a two-time Jerome Fellow. Currently, she is a resident artist at HERE, a 2009-2011 Bush Artist Fellow, and a member of New Dramatists. Read about her most recent play here.