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.