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ZINC TALK/READING SERIES
2005-2006

 

  


 

 

10/2

STACY SZYMASZEK

Stacy Szymaszek is the author of Emptied of All Ships (Litmus Press, 2005) as well as several chap books including There Were Hostilities (release), Pasolini Poems (Cy Press) and Mutual Aid (gong press). She recently moved to New York from Milwaukee, WI to take the post of Program Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. She can hardly believe that she can pay someone to do her laundry.

ORGIES: A BRIEF SURVEY
A consideration of how eros has been formalized into this pure and exaggerated form. Examples from the Greeks to the Georgian Rakes to the modern day orgy-minded. How is it a performance and what kinds of transformation can be attained through the public enactment of usually private pleasure? How has the AIDS epidemic changed the sexual zeitgeist of ourtime? Antidepressants? The religious right? All this crammed into 20 to 30 minutes. Bring your own anchovy sauce to rub on each other afterwards.


 

JAMES KOLLER

Included in Don Allen's & Robert Creeley's English Penguin anthology of New American Writing (1967), in Italy's first Beat anthology – Fernanda Pivano's L'Atra America Negli Anni Sessanta, & in Donald Allen's The Postmoderns, JAMES KOLLER has published thirty-five collections of poetry, three novels, an autobiography & numerous essays. First published (1961) in Diane DiPrima's "The Floating Bear" (NYC), & in John Ashbury's "Locus Solus" (Paris), his writing has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish, German, Dutch & Swedish. He has translated the work of others from French & Italian into English.

 

10/9

BARRY SCHWABASKY

Barry Schwabsky is an American poet and art critic based in London. He is the author of Opera: Poems 1981-2002 (Meritage Press, 2003), [ways] (with art by Hong Seung-Hye, Meritage Press, 2004), and The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press, 1997) as well as chapbooks forthcoming this year from Black Square Editions, New York, and Seeing Eye Books, Los Angeles.

I will be doing a straightforward reading of new poems.

 

 

JOHN YAU

John Yau has three books forthcoming: Ing Grish (with art work by Thomas Nozkowski) from Saturnalia Books, Paradiso Diaspora from Penguin, The Passionate Spectator: Essays on Poetry and Art from the University of Michigan Press). He teaches at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University).

I will do a reading and a talk of  some kind. Or I will do a reading. Or I ewill do a talk. (Is that tentative enough?)


(Pictured with Christian Zacharia)

 

10/16

LAUREN RUSSELL

Lauren Russell grew up in Los Angeles, dropped out of high school at seventeen, traveled through the Southern states as an AmeriCorps member, and moved to New York City in 2002 to pursue poetry and enjoy the benefits of efficient public transportation. Her work as appeared in Gertrude, Spire, and Catch and is supposedly forthcoming on the website Moist Towelette. In the spring of 2005, she received an honorable mention in the University of New Orleans Study Abroad Writing Contest and subsequently spent a month in Italy studying poetics and the work of Ezra Pound. Lauren has been volunteering at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church for the past two years. She works as an after-school tutor and lives in Brooklyn with a loquacious cat named Neruda.

I will read as yet undetermined and quite possibly unwritten poems. One will probably involve a wooden zebra, and another may have a propensity toward slant rhyme and pretentious Sapphic metrics.

 

 

BETHANY SPIERS

Bethany Spiers holds a BFA in Writing for Publication, Performance and Media from Pratt Institute of the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Antennae and Beyond Polarities and she is the author of the self-published chapbook series, Oratoria. Her debut album, Apparitions, was released in November 2004 on Eyeball Records under the moniker, The Feverfew. She lives in Brooklyn and works as an ESL tutor and pet sitter.


I'll be reading excerpts from two longer, ongoing projects called "Pretty Lou" and "Peter and Therese," as well as some new poems.

 

10/23

RICH O'RUSSA

Richard O'Russa is an artist who finds himself
often surrounded by poets of all sizes.

 

 

SHANNON KETCH

Shannon Ketch is the author of such obscure and unattainable chapbooks as "You Are Disgruntled, You Do Not Want To Bee Hive" & "Being University", and has been anthologized in the Pome Phone Anthology "Verses That Hurt" , Cocodrillo & A Gathering Of Tribes, You can also find his poems online at the St Mark's Poetry Project's website. Situation's press has currently published his "City Sonnets" from which he'll be reading tonight. He currently plays in such bands as The Bunwinkies, Meathawk and the Meathawks, Two-Headed Stepchild of the Black Sparks, East Coast Dicks and Vegetable or Friendship. Anyone
that knows him will tell you he's a real bitch ass.

I will be reading from the City Sonnets, a story or two and other poems.

 

10/30  

BOBBIE LOUISE HAWKINS

 

 

JENA OSMAN

Jena Osman is the author of several books of poets, including Jury, Meow Press, 1996, Amblyopia, Avenue B, 1993, The Lab-Book (editor and co-author), Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo, 1992, Balance, Leave Books, 1992, Underwater Dive: Version One, Paradigm Press, 1990, Twelve Parts of Her, Burning Deck Press, 1989. She is also Co-editor of Chain with Juliana Spahr.

The idea I have requires showing images. Here's the idea (it's still very much in progress, but having a deadline for presentation will be helpful to push it along): It's called “Public Figures” and is a hybrid photo-essay-poem. The photos are of public sculpture in Philadelphia   (figures carrying a variety of weapons) taken from two points of view: from that of the gazing spectator, and from the eyes of the figure itself, in the hopes of awakening the reader to the narratives that are often invisibly situated in local public spaces. The piece incorporates research into the histories and controversies of these sculptures. Some lines will be drawn between these figures and the classical-military figures in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s “Little Sparta.”

 

11/6  

JESSICA ROGERS

as for any info you may need about me, i have self published numerous hand made creations, as well as a piece on canwehaveourballback.com, and a series of poems in the collection "poems from penny lane", published by farfalla, mcmillan, & parrish. i graduated from naropa university, and hang
out/volunteer as much as they let me at st. mark's poetry project. a prose writer who can't help but spew poems on occasion. and as for that, i was thinking of reading some prose (a short bit along with a poem or two).

 

 

BONI JOI

boni joi has performed & read at many places in N.Y. such as The Knitting Factory, Estrogenius at Manhattan Theater Source, Dixon Place,Gecko's Night of the Living Divas & Chicks Cook at The Collective Unconscious, Jennifer Blowdryer's Smutfest at Mother, The Carmen Mofongo Show at Surf Reality, The Telephone Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe, and Wordsmiths at Halcyon in Brooklyn.

boni joi was part of Da Bips: Da Bowery Improv Poets, an improvisational poetry troupe that had a run at The Bowery Poetry Club. boni has read at Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading where the readers are sometimes asked to warm up the crowd by performing 80’s cover songs, which she did, with her muscial husband. She also did a lecture on Wilhelm Riech and the Discovery of Orgone for Shelia Heti’s Trampoline Hall.

boni joi has been published in Arabella, Long Shot, Driver's Side Air Bag, N.J. Bowel & Bladder Control, Big Hammer, Mind Gorilla, Torch and The Brooklyn Rail. She has a chapbook with Iniquity Press/Vendetta Books and is one of four poets in a book by Ocular Press. She is author of The Jaw-harp Aphorisms and has self-published the Matchbook poems, a series of succinct poems printed on matchbooks. boni joi lives in Brooklyn with her huband tobi.

For the 6th of November I will be reading some of my faux Chinese translations, transcribed and then transformed from the English versions of Sung Dynasty Chinese poetry that were translated primarily from French. Sound confusing? Well, I will elaborate on the process of filtering these works through my writing to get to a quiet and placid place. I will also read a short, short story and maybe a cut-up.

 

 11/13

CLIFF FYMAN

A collection of poems, Nylon Sunlight, was published in 2004 by Nylon Sunlight Press in an edition of 300+. Each book has a handmade cover with a watercolor drawing on it by the author.

I plan to read from an upcoming chapbook Fever, other
poems and recent dreams.

 

 

JOHN COLETTI

John Coletti grew up in Santa Rosa, California and Portland, Oregon before moving to New York City twelve years ago. He is the author of Physical Kind (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs/Boku Books 2005), The New Normalcy (BoogLit 2002), and Street Debris (Fell Swoop 2005), a collaboration with poet Greg Fuchs with whom he also co-edits Open 24 Hours Press.

 

 11/20

MIKE HAUSER

Mike Hauser was born in Wisconsin. He does dodo bird, a lit magazine, and dodo, a blog of mostly his poetry. Dirty Movies Late at Night was published earlier this year from rust buckle books. The Giant Glowing Pill That Warms Us All will be published soon from single press.


He plans on reading his poems.

 

 

ZACHARY PIEPER

Zachary Pieper is a poet & songwriter living in Milwaukee WI. His work has appeared in various local small press publications & chapbooks including "8 Poems & a Prayer" from rust buckle books. His notebook opus "Ghost Town Fever" is due out from John Tyson's singlepress this spring.

He will read poems & lyrics from his super-rare, "highly collectable" booklets "The Silent Treatment", "Weather Veins & False Alarms" & "Nowhere At All". & maybe some excerpts from his unending serial fable "Total Trash". And also do some fine talking.

 

 

THANKSGIVING
zinc is dark to mark
the 513th year
of occupation


SEND THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

 

 

 12/4

BERNADETTE MAYER

 

   

PHIL GOOD

 

  12/11

LUNGFULL! ISSUE 14
10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

GALA RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA BLOWOUT NIGHT
OF A THOUSAND EXCELLENT REASONS TO BE HERE

ESPECIALLY IF YOU MISSED THE ONE LAST YEAR BECAUSE
YOU HAD THE FLU AND THERE WAS THAT CRAZY GUY

WHO STARTED A SUBWAY TRACK FIRE & STOPPED
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PRIOR TO THIS ONE BONDING EXPERIENCE THAT
WILL UNITE US ALL IN THE HEADY EXHUBERANCE
OF LUNGFULL MAGAZINE FINALLY COMING OUT

 

12/18

TREY SAGER

Trey's poems have appeared in The Canary, Fence, Aufgabe, FO A R M,
Blazevox, canwehaveourballback, Aught and Fell Swoop. His chapbook "O
New York" was published in 2004 by Ugly Duckling Presse. Presently
he's collaborating with the painter Munro Galloway on a book called
"The Weeds." He lives in Brooklyn.

 

 

A NEW BAG OF TRICKS
FOR 2006

 

 
1/8

KAIA SAND

Kaia Sand is the author of interval (Edge 2004), as well as several chapbooks (cognitive dissonance; Exit, with Jules Boykoff; and aquifer, with Mark Wallace's The Monstrous Failure of Contemplation). She is co-editor of the Tangent, a zine, chapbook series, and (the currently dormant but archived) radio program <thetangentpress.org>. Most recently, her poetry has appeared in ixnay reader, the Cambridge Poetry Summit 2005 anthology, Primary Writing, tin fish net, The Poker, Cypress Magazine, Hat, and Pom2. Printer and book artist Ruth Lingen typeset Sand's text in a limited edition set of small books, 2005. Sand teaches at Willamette University, and, this summer, she'll teach poetry in Bulgaria.

I'll be reading from a project called why this body decided to be left-handed... and hopefully from the in-progress "lotto" ... maybe with some images ... and maybe from a new collaboration Jules and I have embarked upon....

 

 

JULES BOYKOFF

Jules Boykoff is the author of Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge (Edge Books, 2006), The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements (Routledge, 2006), Philosophical Investigations Inna Neo-Con Roots-Dub Styley (Interrupting Cow Press, 2004), and Exit, a collaborative chapbook with Kaia Sand (The Tangent Press, 2002). Along with Max Boykoff, Kaia Sand, and Neal Sand he edits The Tangent, a zine of politics and the arts. He lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches political science at Pacific University.

He will give a poetry reading & slideshow on the perils and pleasantries of neoliberal capitalism.

 

1/15

ERIC BAUS

Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The winner of the 2002 VersePrize, selected by Forrest Gander, his publications include The To Sound and the chapbooks The Space Between Magnets (Diaeresis), A Swarm In The Aperture (Margin to Margin), Something Else The Music Was (Braincase Press) and the forthcoming Tuned Droves (Katalanche). He has published poems in Hambone, First Intensity, and other journals. He currently lives in western Massachusetts.

I'll probably read some new poems for about 20 min.


 

BILL KUSHNER

Bill Kushner is the author of Night Fishing (1980), Head (1986), Love Uncut (1990) and He Dreams of Rivers (2000). His work was anthologized in Up Late (4 Walls 8 Windows, 1987), In Our Time: The Gay and Lesbian Anthology (St Martin's, 1989) and Out of This World (Crown, 1991), and appeared in numerous magazines, such as The World, Mind the Gap, Lungfull! and Rattapallax. Recipient of the New York Foundation of the Arts grant in poetry, Bill lives in New York City.

 

 

 

no zinc for three weeks for all manner of extraordinary reasons

 

 
2/12

JACK COLLUM

Jack Collom was born in Chicago in  1931 and grew up in nearby Western Springs to the tune of the Denver Zephyrs. He did a lot of walking in Salt Creek Woods and began birdwatching at the age of 11. The family moved west and he graduated from Fraser (Colorado) High School in a class of 4, then attended Forestry School at State A&M. He joined the U.S. Air Force and wrote his first poems in Tripoli, Libya. After spending time in Germany, he returned to the U.S. and worked in factories for 20 years.  Having earned an M.A. in English on the GI Bill, Collom has been a free-lance teacher (mostly as Poet-in-the-Schools) for 30+ years. He also teaches part-time at Naropa University, mostly Ecology Literature and Writing Outreach. Jack is the author of 21 small press books of poetry and two CDs, and he is the editor of three collections (with commentaries) of writings by children. He has twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has four grown children and is married to the writer Jennifer Heath. His latest book is Exchanges of Earth and Sky, published in 2006 by Fish Drum, Inc.

 

   

MARCELLA DURAND

 

2/19

AARON KIELY

Aaron Kiely is 35. Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn just published a book of his poetry, The Best of My Love. He is re-discovering Echo and the Bunnymen.

"I may sing Echo and the Bunnymen songs "made my own." I will definitely read new work, "try it out" on my peers, and work found in The Best of My Love. I may sing The Best of My Love, by The Emotions, made my own. My "talk series" part of the night may be hugely elaborate or merely relegated to venomous references to the government in between poems."

 

 

MIKE TOPP

 

2/26

STACEY LEVINE

 

 

ED FRIEDMAN

Ed Friedman is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, including Mao & Matisse (Hanging Loose), The Funeral Journal (Jensen & Daniels) and Drive Through the Blue Cylinders (Hanging Loose). In the distant past, he wrote the plays Chinoiserie and The White Snake which were produced, respectivley, by the Kitchen and the Eye & Ear Theater. He also played and sang in the bands The Love of Life Orchestra, The Charles Lee Redman Trio, and the Sunsets. From 1987-2003, he was the Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. For the last two-and-a-half years, he’s been spending a lot of time at home.

I’ll be reading some newish and absolutely new work: probably one called “And the red-spotted newt”; another that starts “And I walked sideways /  climbed into the bungalo / slept until I woke up sweating”; and another that will likely contain “And the great world of mass struggle / spread out between two large lemon bushes.”

 

3/5

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE

I'll be reading from HUMAN / NATURE, my recently competed 1,000 page/poem work (written in 1,000 consecutive days).

Stephen Ratcliffe's most recent book is Portraits and Repetition. His poems have appeared in Chain, Denver Quarterly, P-QUEUE, New American Writing, War and Peace, LIT, and The Addison Street Poetry Anthology. He lives in Bolinas, CA, he publishes Avenue B books,and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.E

 

 

MERRY FORTUNE

will mainly read poems i think -- and a collab or two which very well might be a performance / orchestration for 2 voices --- so poetry / sound performance.

merry f is a poet and musician she is the author of ghosts by albert ayler, ghosts by albert ayler published by dan machlin and Futurepoem books in 2004 --- so that's simple.

 

3/12  

JOEL LEWIS

JOEL LEWIS has been haunting the poetry scenes of both Manhattan and North Jersey since the late 70's. Jordan Davis declared him the sole member of the 4th generation of the New York School of Poets; others simply think of him as a midly amusing regionalist poet, A certain segment of NJ poetry community(of a certain age) loathe him for failing to include him in the NJ poetry anthology he edited in 1990. Despite it all, he still slogs along.

For his reading, he will be reading from a new manuscipt ANHEDONIA, plus some other work of recent vintage.

 

 

FRANK SHERLOCK

Frank Sherlock curates the Night Flag Reading Series in Philadelphia. He is the author of 13 (Ixnay Press), ISO (furniture press) and a collaboration with CAConrad entitled end/begin w/ chance (Mooncalf Press). Ace of Diamond Satellite is forthcoming in 2006.

 

3/19

SM GRAY

S.M. Gray is a NYC-based prose poet and experimental filmmaker. Her short hand-processed super 8 films often explore feminist, queer, class, disability and urban-city themes--though not always at the same time. Her poems have appeared on-line in Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Lodestar Quarterly, and Unpleasant Event Schedule. She was a finalist for a Constance Saltonstall Poetry Fellowship in 2000. Her films have shown at venues and fests around the world including Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, Ocularis, Viennale, Antimatter, Chicago Underground Film Fest, Frameline Lesbian & Gay Film Fest, and many others. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in film and an Experimental TV Center Finishing Funds grant for her film work. Since 1997 she has worked in grantwriting and development for nonprofit organizations.

Maybe a combine part talk / reading. Will read some prose poems, some surreal-like, some working class sunk, some queer-infused, some city-gentrification drenched, some pop-culture stained. Maybe I'll try to bring a few music clips that need to be played for a few seconds before, after, and during the prose poems or talk--for some added adventure. Maybe some super 8 film? Maybe, maybe not.

 

 

CS CARRIER

C.S. Carrier grew up in western North Carolina. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Wire Sandwich, Glitterpony, the tiny & 6x6. A chapbook, The 16’s, is forthcoming from Katalanche Press. Currently, heteaches at the University of Hartford in Connecticut & lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

I’ll read some poems.

 

3/26

KIM DUFF

Kim Duff's poetry and essays have appeared in Filling Station, W, dandelion, West Coast Line and Stuffed Dog.

I will be reading from my new chapbook "Is This Thing On?" published by delusional books. Much of my time has been spent writing/thinking about our interections with and through technology, and somehow I ended up with a collection of poems.

 

 

LESLIE BUMSTEAD

Leslie Bumstead is the author of Cipher/Civilian (Edge 2005.) Poems have appeared in your black eye, The Tangent, Anomaly, Lungfull!, and Gare Du Nord. A prose piece is forthcoming from Hotel Amerika. Recent work has been in collaboration with Jean Donnelly.

I will most likely read poems new & old.

 

4/2

JAMES GRINWIS

James Grinwis has published poetry in Lungfull, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, La Petite Zine, and many others. A book length selection of his poetry can be found in Skidrow Penthouse #5, and an electronic chapbook of his pp/ff is available at Pulpbits Press. He lives in Massachusetts.

I will read some recent poems and prose poems.

 

   

CHRISTIAN HAWKEY

Christian Hawkey is the author of The Book of Funnels (Wave Books/Verse Press), which won the 2006 Kate Tufts Award, and the chapbook HourHour, which includes drawings by the artist Ryan Mrowzowski (Delirium Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Numerous Magazines, and he has received awards from the Poetry Fund, the Academy of American Poets, and a Creative Capital Award for Innovative Literature. He lives in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn.

 

4/9

MURAT NEMET-NEJET

Probably I will talk on attention deficit disorder, possibly asking the audience to contribute, maybe reading two or three poems.
I am all focused on writing "The Structure of Escape," but keep getting detracted. In the last month I finally finished the poem "Rooster Street." Standard Schaefer and I are working on a series of counter-point poems, and the brouhaha on the Lucipo List is CONSUMING me -dear friends on both sides, with too many, too quick entries and exits.

My recent "snail" publications are "Rooster Street" (Both Both), "Eleven Septembers Later: Readings of Benjamin Hollander's Vigilance" (in two different versions in Beyond Baroque, Vigilance, and in The New Review) and Eda: an Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman Books). Parts of the Turkish poet Seyhan Erozçelik's "Rosestrikes" will appear in the next issue of Bombay Gin, with an accompanying essay, "Ideas Towards a Fundamentalist Poetics."

 

 

JOHN MOST

John Most is a poet. He lives in New York City and rural Virginia.

 

4/16

LAUREN IRELAND

Lauren Ireland grew up in southern Maryland and coastal Virginia, spent some time in western Massachusetts, and currently lives in a haunted apartment in Philadelphia, PA. She has been in school for more or less her entire life so far, and is now a copywriter. Her poems have appeared in jubilat, Black Warrior Review, and Conduit, and other journals. She is at work on a full-length manuscript.

 

 

ROB COOK

Rob Cook lives and works off-and-on in New York City where he co-edits Skidrow Penthouse with Stephanie Dickinson. Work has appeared in Lungfull, The Canary, The Hat, Shampoo, LIT, Harvard Review, Arson, Pleiades, Third Coast, Massachusetts Review, The Bitter Oleander, etc. He is the author of three poetry collections: The Cellophane Madonnas, The Undermining of the Democratic Club, and The Language of Lepers, all finalists in national contests but remain orphans nonetheless.

 

4/23

DIVYA VICTOR

Divya Victor has lived and learned in India, Singapore, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in _ambit: journal of poetry and poetics_, generator, dusie, xconnect and is forthcoming in In/Vision and Unbinding. Currently, she is suturing up her Masters degree at Temple University.

 

 

JEN SCAPPETTONE

Jen Scappettone currently lives somewhere between Middletown & Brooklyn, has just completed two manuscripts, From Dame Quickly (poems) and Locomotrix: Selected Poems of Amelia Rosselli (translations from the Italian), and is working on a third, about post-Romantic notions of place, called Venice & the Digressive Invention of the Modern. Before moving "here" she co-curated the 21st-Century Poetics Series & the Holloway Poetry Series in Berkeley and edited Mon Zen magazine in Japan. New poetry, translations, or prose appears in War & Peace, Volume 2 (O Books, 2005) and is forthcoming in Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), Viz, Drunken Boat, Bombay Gin, and Chicago Review.

I'll likely be reading concoctions of prose in squares with occasional contraverse popup windows from a new project called Exit 43.

 

4/30  

JAMES WAGNER

James Wagner is the author of the false sun recordings (3rd bed, 2003) and Trilce (Calamari Press, 2006). His poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and reviews have appeared or will appear in The American Poetry Review, Antennae, BlazeVOX, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, 5_Trope, jubilat, McSweeney's, Mississippi Review, 6x6, and many other places. He lives in Chico, California.

 

 

JEN TYNES

Jen Tynes lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and edits horse less press. Her first book of poetry, The End Of Rude Handles, is available from Red Morning Press. Her poems have appeared in jubilat, TYPO, CutBank, DIAGRAM, H_NGM_N, Kulture Vulture, No Tell Motel, and elsewhere.

 

5/7

LOURDES VAZQUEZ

Among her latest books are: Sin ti no soy yo (Puerto, 2005), La estatuilla (Cultural, 2004), Bestiary: Selected Poems (Bilingual Review Press, 2004), finalist of the Foreword Book of the Year Award 2004;  May the Travesties of my island (Belladona, 2004), Salmos del cuerpo ardiente (Chihuahua Arde, 2004), Hablar sobre Julia (SALALM, 2002), and Park Slope (Duration Press, 2003).  Her short stories, essays and poetry had been widely published in anthologies, journals and newspapers abroad. She is winner of the International Juan Rulfo Short Story Award, 2002 (France). Her work is translated in English, Swedish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician and Mixtec.
 

     
5/14

ADA LIMON

Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including, the Iowa Review, Slate, Watchword, Poetry Daily, Tarpaulin Sky, LIT, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. Her first book lucky wreck was the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second book This Big Fake World is was the winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize and is due out in the Fall. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her new bike and doesn’t have any tattoos.

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER L KNOX

Jennifer L. Knox was born and raised in Lancaster, California—the largest city named Lancaster in the world. Her first book of poems, A Gringo Like Me, is available on Softskull Press. She is a three-time contributor to The Best American Poetry, and her work has appeared in Great American Prose Poems: from Poe to Present. She is currently studying veterinary medicine via correspondence.

 

 

5/21

ERIK SWEET

I am really looking forward to reading at Zinc in May. The last time I read at Zinc was around five years ago, with Lori Quillen; we both love the cat! I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, but have lived in Albany for the past ten years. Since 1998, I have co-edited, along with Lori Quillen, Tool a Magazine. We started as a staple-bound journal dedicated to newer and experimental writers. We moved to the web a few years ago and can be reached at www.toolamagazine.com. Some of my poems have previously been included in The Hat, Jacket, No Tell Motel, Big Bridge, Lungfull!, Cross Connect, and Booglit. I currently live in Albany where I teach English. You can contact me at esweet01@nycap.rr.com.

 

 

SARAH FOX

Sarah Fox lives in Minneapolis with her husband John Colburn and her daughter Nora. She is a doula, publisher of Fuori Editions, and a teacher of poetry and creative writing in schools and literary centers throughout Minnesota. Her poems have been published in Verse, jubilat, Swerve, Post Road, Spinning Jenny, Jacket, Conduit, and other magazines, and her collection of poetry, Because Why, is just out from Coffee House Press.

Sarah will be reading poetry from Because Why and from her new manuscript, The Brain Letters. She might also say a word or two about The Fool, or simply illustrate that role by default.


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