Thursday, March 7, 2013
5:30 PM at the Lesley University Sherrill Library
89 Brattle Street, Cambridge Free and open to the public.
More than a dozen readers will come together for this event organized jointly by Brooklyn-based MadHat (the organization that grew out of the late Carol Novack's Mad Hatters' Review) and the Pen & Anvil Press (an imprint of the Boston Poetry Union).
Readers for MadHat will include:
j/j hastain is the author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), anti-memoir a vigorous (Black Coffee Press/ Eight Ball Press) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance. j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky. j/j has been a guest lecturer at Naropa University, University of Colorado and University of Denver.
Susan Lewis is Managing Editor of MadHat Press, MadHat Lit and MadHat Annual, and guest editor at Altered Scale and Right Hand Pointing. Her books and chapbooks include How To Be Another (Červená Barva, 2013), The Following Message (White Knuckle, 2013), and Animal Husbandry (Finishing Line, 2008).
Katia Kapovich is the author of seven Russian collections and of two volumes of English verse, Gogol in Rome (Salt, 2004) and Cossacks and Bandits (Salt, 2008). She hails from Soviet Moldova where her membership in the late seventies and early eighties in a samizdat dissident group precluded publication of her writing in the USSR.
Philip Nikolayev lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, the poet Katia Kapovich, and their daughter Sophia. His recent collections of poems are Monkey Time (Verse Press, 2003) and Letters from Aldenderry (Salt, 2006). His poems also appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, Grand Street, Verse, Stand, Jacket, and many others.
Jonathan Penton founded Unlikely Stories in 1998; he currently serves as Associate Editor for MadHat Press. His own poetry chapbooks are Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006) and Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press, 2008).
Anne Elezabeth Pluto is Professor of Literature and Theatre at Lesley University, where she is the artistic director of the Oxford Street Players. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s and started Commonthought Magazine at Lesley 18 years ago.
Larissa Shmailo, a poet, translator, and critic, was the winner of the 2009 New Century Music Awards for spoken word with rock, jazz, and electronica, and best spoken word album for Exorcism. She has been a translator for the American Bible Society Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship's History of Bible Translation book series.
Terese Svoboda’s most recent book of poetry is Weapons Grade, published by the University of Arkansas in 2009. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Paris Review, Slate, Narrative, Diagram, New Republic, Poetry, and Bomb, among other venues. Self-Avoiding Walks, a complete collection of her five books of poetry, will be published in 2015.
Marc Vincenz was born in Hong Kong to Swiss-British parents during the height of the Cultural Revolution. He works as a journalist, poet, writer, translator, editor, composer, artist and book designer; is Editor-in-Chief of Mad Hatters’ Review and MadHat Press; and is a member of the editorial board of the Boston-based Open Letters Monthly.
Bill Yarrow is Professor of English at Joliet Junior College and the author of Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012). His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including PANK, Poetry International, DIAGRAM, and THRUSH. His work is forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving, Blue Five Notebook, and RHINO. He is a poetry editor at THIS Literary Magazine.
And for Pen & Anvil:
Zachary Bos is Publisher of Pen & Anvil Press and Editor of Poetry Northeast. His poetry has most recently appeared in Bellevue Literary Review.
Ellen Adair Glassie, a writer and professional actress based in New York City, is the author of Curtain Speech (Pen & Anvil, 2013). She has performed in film and television, and in off-Broadway and regional theater, and will appear this spring in Boston in the world premiere of M at the Huntington.
Matthew Kelsey teaches composition at a community college north of Seattle. In addition to being a writer of poetry and criticism, he is a founding editor of Pusteblume journal of translation, a managing editor of Poetry Northwest, and a contributing editor to Poetry Northeast.
Ben Mazer's poems appear frequently in international periodicals, including Fulcrum, Harvard Review, Salt, Verse, Jacket, Boston Review, Agenda, and The Wolf. He is the author and editor of a half-dozen books and chapbooks. His next full-length collection, NEW POEMS, will be released by Pen & Anvil in April 2013. He is Editor of The Battersea Review.
Thomas Simmons lives in Chicago, where he performs at open mics throughout the city. His collection of short stories, Ways I Could Be Living, will be released by Pen & Anvil in April 2013; portions of the book are already available on Amazon as Kindle Singles.
Sassan Tabatabai has lived in the United States since 1980. A translator, poet, and scholar of medieval Persian poetry, he is the author of Father of Persian Verse: Rudaki and His Poetry (Leiden University Press, 2010) and Uzunburun: Poems (Pen & Anvil, 2011).
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