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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
December 15 - Jan 28

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

performances
December 21

Formation Series: Trench & Tontine Ensemble

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

  • Jun 20 Zack Pieper On the House

    Zack Pieper is a poet and songwriter. His poems and prose have appeared in various small press publications including Dodo Bird, Rust Buckle Books, The Blue Canary Press and Arlen House. He lives in Milwaukee, WI.

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  • Mar 23 Zach Savich Sufficiency

    Zach Savich is the author of three books of poetry, Full Catastrophe Living (2009),Annulments (2010), and The Firestorm(2011), as well as a book of lyric prose,Events Film Cannot Withstand (2011). He has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for…

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  • Sep 21 Xav Leplae Night Club Poem

    Xav Leplae is a video-artist, image-maker, performance artist, and proprietor of Riverwest Film & Video. He has directed numerous films including the Sundance short, "I'm Bobby," —a Romeo and Juliet film recreated in Bollywood style…

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  • Oct 26 William Fuller Puyana

    William Fuller's recent books include Hallucination(Flood Editions, 2011),Three Replies (Barque Press, 2008), Watchword(Flood Editions, 2006), and Sadly (Flood Editions, 2003). He has worked in the Trust Department of Chicago's Northern Trust Company for twenty-seven years; he is currently Chief…

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  • Jul 29 Whit Griffin By The Well Called Beautiful Dancing

    Whit Griffin is the author of Pentateuch: The First Five Books (Skysill Press, 2010) and The Sixth Great Extinction (Skysill, 2012). Along with Andrew Hughes he edits Bright Pink Mosquito, and blogs on its behalf.

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  • Apr 27 Tzveta Sofronieva Un-lost in translation

    The poet Tzveta Sofronieva (b. 1963), who will be Max Kade Writer-in-Residence at MIT in Spring 2012, is a native speaker of Bulgarian who has adopted German as her second literary language. Sofronieva left Bulgaria, where she…

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  • Sep 29 Tyrone Williams Needs

    Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002),On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008),The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures…

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  • Jan 17 Trish Salah Tiresias, impersonated.

    Trish Salah is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Her current research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Insight Grant, investigates the emergence of…

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  • May 14 Travis Nichols Poem for Paul

    Travis Nichols is the author of two collections of poetry—Iowa(Letter Machine Editions, 2010), and See Me Improving (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)—and the novel Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (Coffee House Press, 2010). He is associate editor at…

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  • Aug 31 Tony Trigilio [Barnabas steps through a secret panel]

    Tony Trigilio's recent poetry collections are The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1 (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) and White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013). He is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press,…

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  • Oct 14 Tom Raworth Close The Loop On This

    Tom Raworth's Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2003) was acclaimed by the Times Literary Supplement as a milestone: thirty years' work by a major poet of English modernism gathered for the first time. With Windmills in Flames: Old and New…

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  • Sep 22 Tom Pickard In Paradise

    Tom Pickard was born in Newcastle in 1946, left school at 14, and in 1964 co-organized the Morden Tower poetry readings, "a Golden Bloomsday for the revival of British poetry in the 60s". Called "the lyrical…

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  • Apr 14 Tom Pickard from Lark & Merlin

    Poet and photographer Tom Pickard's first book of poems, High on The Walls, appeared in 1968 from Fulcrum Press. His latest, Ballad of Jamie Allan, published by Flood Editions in 2008, was a finalist in the National Book…

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  • Sep 20 Tom Pickard March Horses

    Tom Pickard lives at the edge of Fiend's Fell in the North Penine Hills on the English-Scottish border. He is the author of ten books of poetry and prose, including The Dark Months of May (Flood…

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  • Jul 29 Tim McNulty

    Tim McNulty is a poet, essayist, and nature writer living in Washington's Olympic Peninsula. He is active in the Northwest environmental community and a passionate spokesman for the Wild. McNulty has been widely published in the…

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  • Jul 28 Tim Earley untitled

    Tim Earley is the author of two collections of poems, Boondoggle and The Spooking of Mavens. A limited edition chapbook, Catfish Poems, is forthcoming from Delete Press this summer. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Chicago Review, jubilat,…

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  • Feb 7 Thomas Meyer Nepenthe

    Thomas Meyer began writing as a teenager in Seattle, Washington. He was already at that age a veteran of the arts, having been a child actor, beginning at age nine, in TV ads and summer stock…

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  • Feb 20 Suzanne Buffam The Wise Man

    Suzanne Buffam is the author of two collections of poetry, Past Imperfect(Anansi, 2005) and The Irrationalist(Anansi/Canarium Books, 2010). Born and raised in Canada, she lives in Chicago and teaches at the University of Chicago.

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  • Dec 10 Susie Timmons Song from the Esperanto

    Susie Timmons lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent collection of poems, The New Old Paint was published in spring, 2010, by Faux/Other. Other books include Locked from the Outside (Yellow Press), and a mimeo chapbook, Hog Wild (Frontward). In her introduction to…

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  • Jul 28 Steve Timm Go dear

    Steve Timm is the author of Un Storia and Disparity, both from BlazeVOX Books. He is also the author of three chapbooks, and his have appeared in many print and online poetry journals. He teaches English as a…

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  • Jun 21 Stephanie Strickland Dragon Logic

    Stephanie Strickland's 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta in 2013. Her prizewinning volumes include True North and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also collaborated on 9…

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  • Sep 21 Stephanie Barber Andy's Palm Reader

    Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Many of her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and…

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  • Mar 18 Stacia M. Fleegal Anatomy of a Kiss

    Stacia M. Fleegal is the author of Anatomy of a Shape-Shifter (WordTech, 2010), Versus (BlazeVOX, 2011), and the chapbooks The Lines Are Not My Friends (second place, Cervená Barva Press chapbook competition, 2010) and A Fling with the Ground (Finishing Line Press, 2007). She…

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  • Aug 31 Soham Patel Song:

    Soham Patel is a Kundiman fellow. Two of her chapbooks, 'and nevermind the storm' (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and 'Riva: A Chapter' (kitchen-shy press) came out in 2013. Her work has been featured at…

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  • May 26 Sherwin Bitsui from Flood Song

    Sherwin Bitsui is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. He is Diné of the Tódích´ii´nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tlizílaaní (Many Goats Clan). He holds an AFA from the Institute of…

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  • Sep 18 Scott Inguito from Where The Desire Goes

    Scott Inguito is a graduate of The Iowa Writers Workshop. His chapbook, Dear Jack, is out from Momotombo Press, and his latest chapbook, The Vernacular Sounds of Dog Noise, a collection of woofs, barks and yelps written in…

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  • Jul 29 Sally Delehant It's Always Something

    Sally Delehant is a graduate of St. Mary's College of California's MFA program. Some of her work can be found in Calaveras, Columbia Poetry Review, Catch Up: Emerging Writers Issue, ONandOnScreen, Phantom Limb, and iO: A Journal of…

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  • Jun 3 Rod Smith from Deed

    Rod Smith is the author of Deed(University of Iowa Press, 2007) and nine other books of poems, including Music or Honesty, Poèmes de l'Araignées, and In Memory of My Theories. He has taught creative writing at George Mason…

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  • Nov 21 Roberta Hill Mother's Only Daughter

    Roberta Hill grew up in Wisconsin among the Oneida community and also in Green Bay; the family moved between the two locales several times. A sense of dispossession engendered by forced migration has long been a…

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  • Mar 14 Robert Adamson Listening To Cuckoos

    Born in 1943, Robert Adamson lives with his partner, photographer Juno Gemes, on the Hawkesbury River to the north of Sydney in Australia. Over the past five decades he has produced twenty books of poetry. He has…

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  • Apr 21 Richard Meier untitled

    Richard Meier is the author of three books of poetry, most recently In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary, published in 2012 by Omnidawn. He is writer-in-residence at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and lives in…

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  • Feb 12 Rebecca Dunham Rebecca

    Rebecca Dunham is the author of three collections of poetry, Glass Armonica, The Flight Cage, and The Miniature Room. She has received an NEA fellowship and was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow with the Wisconsin Institute…

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  • Jun 2 Ralph Salisbury For a Child Killed by Nuclear Fallout in Milk

    Rockefeller Bellagio Award winner Ralph Salisbury's book-length memoir, So Far So Good (winner of the 2012 Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Award), is scheduled for publication by University of Nebraska Press in 2013. His three books of short fiction and…

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  • May 23 Paul Druecke Life and Death on the Bluffs

    Paul Druecke's projects employ a range of approaches—literary, interventionist, photographic—that build upon and cross-reference one another. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and has been exhibited throughout the United States and in…

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  • Oct 19 Patrick Durgin from Tangelo

    Patrick Durgin has collaborated with Jen Hofer since 1998 to produce The Route (Atelos, 2008). On his own, Durgin has published Imitation Poems (Atticus/Finch, 2007), and Color Music (Cuneiform Press, 2002). He edited the selected works of Hannah Weiner, Hannah Weiner's…

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  • Sep 11 Patricia Barone Survival

    Patricia Barone is a Milwaukee native and graduate of Marquette University, whose poetry has been anthologized by numerous publishers, including New Rivers Press and Prentice Hall. She is author of a novella, The Wind, and…

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  • Apr 21 Pamela Lu from Ambient Parking Lot

    Pamela Lu is the author of the books Ambient Parking Lot (Kenning Editions, 2011) and Pamela: A Novel (Atelos, 1999), as well as the chapbook The Private Listener (Corollary Press, 2006). Her writing also appears in the anthologies Bay Poetics and Biting the…

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  • Apr 21 Pamela Lu from Ambient Parking Lot

    Pamela Lu is the author of the books Ambient Parking Lot (Kenning Editions, 2011) and Pamela: A Novel (Atelos, 1999), as well as the chapbook The Private Listener (Corollary Press, 2006). Her writing also appears in the anthologies Bay Poetics and Biting the…

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  • Apr 4 Oni Buchanan from Spring

    Oni Buchanan is the author of Spring, selected by Mark Doty for the 2007 National Poetry Series, and published by the University of Illinois Press in September 2008. Her first poetry book, What Animal, was published…

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  • Jan 17 Oliver Bendorf Take Care

    Oliver Bendorf is a teaching artist and writer. His book of poems, The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State UP), won the 2013 Wick Poetry Prize. His poetry, comics, and essays can be found in Alaska Quarterly…

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  • Apr 25 Norman Finkelstein Forevertron

    Norman Finkelstein is a poet and literary critic. His books of poetry include Restless Messengers (Georgia, 1992), Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007), and Scribe (Dos Madres, 2009). His three-volume serial poem Track (Spuyten Duyvil 1999, 2002, 2005) has been called by Paul Auster…

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  • Oct 7 Norma Cole Forms of the Verb to Make Almost Always Include the Eye

    Born in Toronto, Canada, Norma Cole received an MA in French from the University of Toronto in 1967, moving to France in time to absorb the revolutionary atmosphere of the May '68 general strike. Returning to Toronto…

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  • Nov 15 Noah Eli Gordon three spider stories

    Noah Eli Gordon is the author of six books, including Novel Pictorial Noise(Harper Perennial, 2007), which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series. He writes a column on chapbooks for Rain Taxi: Review of Books and…

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  • Oct 15 Nikki Wallschlaeger Sonnet (13)

    Nikki Wallschlaeger's work has been featured in Spork, Likewise Folio, Horse Less Review, Storyscape Journal, Coconut, The Account, Fanzine & others. She is the author of the chapbook The Frogs at Night (Shirt Pocket Press)…

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  • May 14 Nick Demske Eleven

    Nick Demske lives in Racine, Wisconsin, and works there at the Racine Public Library. His self-titled manuscript was selected by Joyelle McSweeney for the Fence Modern Poets Series prize and was published in 2010. One goodreads…

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  • May 23 Nicholas Grider Excerpt from "Millions of Americans"

    Nicholas Grider is a writer and artist living in Milwaukee. He received an interschool MFA from California Institute of the Arts. His photography has been exhibited internationally, and his writing has appeared in Caketrain, the Collagist,…

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  • Dec 7 Natalie Diaz Ode to the Beloved's Hips

    Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec(Copper Canyon Press, 2012). She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community. After playing professional basketball in…

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  • Nov 12 Murat Nemet-Nejat To L.C.

    Poet, translator and essayist, Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent works include the poem The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman House 2011), the translation from Turkish of Seyhan Erözçelik's poem Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman House, 2010) and…

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  • Oct 11 Moisés Villavicencio Barras It Also Snows Ashes

    Moisés Villavicencio Barras is a Mexican poet, translator, fiction writer, and co-founder of Cantera Verde, a magazine that has been one of the most significant literary publications in Mexico for the last twenty years. His first…

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  • Mar 7 Michelle Taransky Barn Burned, Then

    Michelle Taransky's first book, Barn Burned, Then, was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She lives in Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House and teaches poetry at Temple University.  Michelle Taranksy's…

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  • Oct 11 Michael Rothenberg Rosemary Clooney Died Today

    Michael Rothenberg is a poet, songwriter, and editor of Big Bridge magazine online at www.bigbridge.org. His poetry books includeMan/Woman, a collaboration with Joanne Kyger, The Paris Journals (Fish Drum Press), Monk Daddy (Blue Press), and Unhurried Vision (La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press). His…

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  • Mar 20 Michael Robins Personations of Mother Goose

    Michael Robins is the author of The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), which received the Vassar Miller Prize. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Handsome, Ploughshares, and Leopard Print: Twelve Writers Change Their Spots, a mini-anthology…

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  • Jun 20 Michael O'Leary Politics

    Michael O'Leary is the co-editor of Flood Editions and he works as a structural engineer in Chicago.

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  • Mar 10 Michael Heller On A Phrase of Milosz's

    Brooklyn-born and raised in Miami Beach, Michael Heller was educated as an engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1964 he won the New School's Coffey Poetry Prize and went abroad to continue to study and write. His…

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  • Nov 16 Michael Autrey In the Spirit of The Spirit of the Beehive

    Born in Massachusetts, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Michael Autrey has studied in France and Greece, lived and worked in the Czech Republic, India and Paraguay. He is graduate of the University of Chicago. In…

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  • Oct 18 Merrill Gilfillan Odatorum

    Merrill Gilfillan was born in Ohio in 1945. He Studied literature at the universities of Michigan and Iowa, and published his first book of poetry in 1970. After living in New York City for a…

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  • Oct 15 Meg Day Hymn to a Landlocked God

    Meg Day, recently selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press…

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  • Sep 27 Maureen Owen Whenever I Snow

    Maureen Owen was born in 1943 in Graceville, Minnesota. She grew up on California's horseracing tracks where her parents were horsetrainers. She attended Seattle University and San Francisco State University before moving to Japan in 1965…

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  • Oct 17 Matt Schumacher The Children of Electrical Fires

    Educated at the University of Maine and Iowa Writer's Workshop, Matt Schumacher is a vagabond transplant who considers himself an Oregonian. His first book, Spilling the Moon, was published in March, and a second, The Fire Diaries, is forthcoming.…

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  • Apr 18 Matt Cook Foothills Panic

    Matt Cook is the author of four books of poetry: In the Small of My Backyard, Eavesdrop Soup, The Unreasonable Slug, and most recently, Proving Nothing to Anyone from Publishing Genius Press. His work has…

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  • Jan 15 Mark Kraushaar What The Dead Know

    Mark Kraushaar is from Lake Mills, Wisconsin. His book, The Uncertainty Principle, won the 2010 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize from Waywiser Press. A previous collection, Falling Brick Kills Local Man, was a finalist for the May Swenson Award,…

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  • Aug 19 Marilyn Nelson How I Discovered Poetry

    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, into a military family, Marilyn Nelson is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award and an accomplished poet, children's verse author, and translator. She has won two Pushcart Prizes, two Yaddo residencies,…

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  • Apr 25 Marie Larson from Blight

    Marie Larson holds an MFA in poetry from Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her work has appeared in GAM, DIAGRAM, Shampoo, Bombay Gin, and Fact-Simile. Her review of Lila Zemborain's "mauve sea-orchids" appeared in…

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  • May 15 Margaret Rozga Inner City

    Poet and Civil Rights activist Margaret (Peggy) Rozga is author of 200 Nights and One Day (Benu Press, 2009). Her play, March on Milwaukee: A Memoir of the Open Housing Protests, is based on her experience in the civil rights…

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  • Jun 2 Lytle Shaw Dude Looks Like The Portrait of a Lady

    Lytle Shaw's books include Cable Factory 20, The Lobe, and Frank O'Hara: The Poetics of Coterie. A contributing editor for Cabinet, he has recently published catalog essays on Robert Smithson and Zoe Leonard for DIA Center, on Gerard…

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  • Apr 18 Luke Daly How Shall We Change Language to Geography

    Luke Daly lives in Chicago where he co-edits the poetry magazine string of small machines and a chapbook series for House Press. He is author of Of a Free Town(with Barrett Gordon), The Vandalism Questions, and most recently 1-51, a…

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  • Nov 22 Lisa Samuels Love

    Lisa Samuels was born in Boston and raised in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work focuses in transculturalism, ethics, violence, the body, and imaginative knowing. Her nine books include Gender City…

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  • Apr 21 Lisa Fishman three poems

    Lisa Fishman grew up in Pontiac, Michigan. She earned a BA at Michigan State University, where she studied with Diane Wakoski; an MFA at Western Michigan University, where she studied with William Olsen; and a PhD…

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  • Apr 12 Lewis Ellingham horses of the night

    Lewis Ellingham has worked, variously, as a writer, editor and genealogist. His books include The Birds and Other Poems (Ithuriel's Spear, 2009) and, with Kevin Killian, the Spicer biography Poet Be Like God. He was born in 1933 in…

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  • Oct 17 Laurel Bastian Academic Interest

    Laurel Bastian has work in (or coming soon from) Cream City Review, Margie,Nimrod, Button Magazine, The Madison Review, and others. She co-teaches a weekly workshop for writers in prison and is in the last year of an MFA at UW-Madison's…

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  • Dec 6 LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs passing

    Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013); three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press) and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna*); and the album, Televisíon.…

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  • Jan 9 Kwabena Antoine Nixon Eye Walked With My Father

    Kwabena Antoine Nixon is a nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer, and motivational speaker. Born and raised on Chicago's west side, known in the '80s as the gangbang capital of the world, Kwabena lost…

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  • Jun 19 Kristy Bowen the synaesthete's love poem

    Kristy Bowen is the author of in the bird museum (Dusie Press, 2008) and the fever almanac (Ghost Road Press, 2006). She is the editor of dancing girl press, devoted to publishing work by emerging women poets. She lives and…

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  • Apr 18 Kit Robinson Brett Favre

    The Messianic Trees is the first major collection of thirty years of poetry by Kit Robinson, one of the core members of the Bay Area literary renaissance and language movement. In the 1970s and 1980s Kit…

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  • Nov 15 Katy Lederer The Heaven-Sent Leaf

    Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections, Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions, 2008) as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers(Crown, 2003), which Publishers Weekly included on its list of…

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  • Apr 21 Kate Greenstreet from Young Tambling

    Kate Greenstreet's new book Young Tambling is just out from Ahsahta Press. Her previous books are case sensitive and The Last 4 Things, also with Ahsahta. For more information, visit her site at kickingwind.com.

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  • Sep 27 Kate Greenstreet from The Last 4 Things

    Kate Greenstreet's second book, The Last 4 Things, will be out from Ahsahta Press in September. Her first, case sensitive, was published by Ahsahta in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is…

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  • Oct 18 K. Silem Mohammad Wow, WWW.VD.Com! (Oh, DDT Fig Newtons)

    K. Silem Mohammad is the author of Deer Head Nation(Tougher Disguises, 2003), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), and The Front (forthcoming from Roof Books, 2009). He is currently working on a project entitled The Sonnagrams—anagrams of all 154 of…

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  • Jun 19 Julie Strand The touching between us

    Julie Strand is the Education Coordinator at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Her poetry has appeared in Wicked Alice, Arsenic Lobster, WOMB Poetry, Rock Heals (A Narrow House Weekly) and others. In 2008, her poem "Neon…

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  • Apr 11 Juliana Spahr Transitory, Momentary

    Juliana Spahr edits the book series Chain Links with Jena Osman and the collectively funded Subpress with nineteen other people and Commune Editions with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes. With David Buuck she wrote Army of…

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  • Sep 5 Judith Harway Tending the Past

    Judith Harway's books of poetry include All That is Left (Turning Point Books, 2009) and The Memory Box (Zarigueya Press, 2002). Her work has appeared in dozens of literary journals, and has earned fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board,…

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  • Aug 24 Juan Felipe Herrera La Muerte and El ángel de la guarda

    Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. His publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children, with over twenty books total. During the…

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  • Apr 14 Joshua Clover My Life in the New Millennium

    Joshua Clover is a poet, scholar, and a Professor at University of California Davis. With Juliana Spahr, he is an organizer of the Durruti Free School for Social Poetics. He is a regular contributor to The…

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  • May 8 Joseph Bruchac Wind in the Pines

    Writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his…

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  • Nov 16 John Tipton The Underworld

    John Tipton has two books, a translation of Sophocles' Ajax and surfaces, a collection of his own verse, both published by Flood Editions. A translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes and a new collection, Paramnesia,…

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  • Feb 15 John Koethe A Coupla Yeggs

    John Koethe has published nine books of poetry, most recently ROTC Kills(HarperCollins, 2012). His previous book,Ninety-Fifth Street (HarperCollins, 2009) received the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American poets, and an earlier book, Falling Water (HarperCollins, 1997) received the…

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  • Nov 22 John Koethe This Is Lagos

    John Koethe was born in San Diego in 1945 and received an AB from Princeton and a PhD from Harvard in philosophy. He has taught since 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from which he will…

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  • Feb 15 John Godfrey Room to Sleep

    John Godfrey was born in Massena, N.Y. 11 July 1945. He entered school in Honolulu, then the Territory of Hawaii (T.H.), and attended schools in Bennington, VT, Albany, NY, and Dallas, TX thereafter. From 1963-1967…

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  • Apr 28 John Bradley Confessions of a Ladder Rider

    John Bradley is the author of Terrestrial Music(Curbstone Press), War on Words (BlazeVox), and You Don't Know What You Don't Know (CSU Poetry Center). He's edited Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House Press), and Eating the Pure Light: Homage to…

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  • Feb 20 John Beer from Sonnets to Morpheus

    John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010). Associative and imaginative, his work has been compared to that of John Ashbery. Poet Lewis Warsh wrote that The Waste Land and Other Poems "embraces and…

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  • Feb 28 John Balaban Autumn Landscape

    John Balaban is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won The Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the…

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  • Nov 16 Joel Felix Aqui Vive

    Joel Felix was born and raised in the Downriver Detroit area. As an adult, he settled in Chicago where he co-edited LVNG magazine for ten years. He holds an MFA from Bard College and presently…

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  • Apr 16 Joanne Diaz Two Emergencies

    Joanne Diaz is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of My Favorite Tyrants (Winner of the Brittingham Prize, University of Wisconsin Press ) and The…

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  • Nov 21 Jim Stevens Coming Through the Music

    Jim Stevens is a poet of Seneca and German heritage. He grew up around Milwaukee, graduating from University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He taught English at UW-La Crosse and then lived for many years in Madison,…

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  • Apr 12 Jim Chapson Skepticism - Six Demonstrations

    Jim Chapson was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1944. Unaccountably, he has been living in Milwaukee since 1976. Kent Johnson has said of him, "He is our Cavafy, completely unknown." He is served, along with Jeff…

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  • Jun 21 Jim Chapson Curiosity

    2012-2015 Milwaukee Poet Laureate Jim Chapson was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1944 and educated at San Francisco State University. He has lived in Milwaukee since 1976, and teaches creative writing at UWM. His most recent books…

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  • Mar 30 Jim Chapson No One Gets Fat On Poetry

    Jim Chapson, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1944 was educated at San Francisco State University, and now teaches satire and other forms of writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been a regular visitor…

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  • Oct 18 Jen Hofer from Tangelo

    Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, and urban cyclist. Her recent publications include The Route, a collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008), sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Mexican poet Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and…

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  • May 10 Jeff Poniewaz The Tomb of the Unknown Poet

    Jeff Poniewaz taught "Literature of Ecological Vision" via UW-Milwaukee from 1989 to 2009. He also taught a course called "Whitman & Ginsberg: Liberating American Bards." Ginsberg praised Jeff's work for its "Whitmanesque/Thoreauvian verve and wit."…

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  • Jun 20 Jeff Clark Decomposition

    Jeff Clark was born in southern California in 1971. He went to Iowa for poetry, then moved to San Francisco and Oakland. Clark currently does book design as Quemadura, after eleven years with Oakland design studio Wilsted…

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  • Sep 18 Jared Stanley Just Like Poor Tom's Hair

    Jared Stanley is the author of Book Made of Forest, which won Salt Publishing's Crashaw Prize in 2008. He also wrote the chapbooksThe Outer Bay (Trafficker Press), I Something Scott Inguito You(Scantily Clad Press) and co-wrote In Fortune (Dusie…

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  • Apr 17 James Shea Replicas of Grace

    James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected as winner of the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series and named by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of its "Favorite Books of 2008." His poems have…

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  • Jun 21 James Belflower The Briefing

    James Belflower is the author of The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer, forthcoming from Spring Gun Press in 2013; Commuter (Instance Press), which was voted 2009's "Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence" by ColdFront magazine;Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner…

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  • Jun 6 Jack Collom A Garden Sonnet

    Jack Collom was born in Chicago, Illinois, 8 November 1931, and grew up in nearby Western Springs. He walked a lot in Salt Creek Woods and began bird watching at age 11. He joined the U.S.…

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  • Jun 21 Ian Hatcher Not Not (excerpt)

    Ian Hatcher is a text/sound artist, musician, and programmer based in Brooklyn. He has performed code-inflected readings of his poetry widely, including at the Kitchen (NYC), the Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), and the Chicago Cultural Center.…

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  • May 17 Howard Nelson Fly-Fishing

    Howard Nelson was born in New Jersey in 1947. He was educated at Gettysburg College and Hollins College. He moved to the Finger Lakes region of New York in 1970 and has lived there ever…

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  • Feb 16 Hoa Nguyen Notes On Operation Hades

    Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area,Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book…

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  • Apr 8 Heid E. Erdrich The Theft Outright

    writes, teaches, and collaborates with other artists across genres. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and is Ojibwe, enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Cell Traffic: New…

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  • Nov 12 Gillian Conoley Peace Poems

    Gillian Conoley's new book is Peace, just out with Omnidawn. She is author of seven collections of poetry, and has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment…

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  • Oct 22 Geraldine Monk from Ghost & Other Sonnets

    Geraldine Monk is an English poet from the county of Lancashire. Her poetry was first published in the 1970's and has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in Britain and the U.S.A. Her main collections of…

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  • May 7 George Albon from Momentary Songs

    George Albon is the author of Empire Life (Littoral Books), Thousands Count Out Loud (lyric & press), Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn), and Step(The Post-Apollo Press). Chapbooks include King (Meow Press), Transit Rock(Duration Press), and Reading Pole(Seeing Eye Books). His work has appeared in Hambone, New American Writing, O…

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  • Sep 11 Gail Martin Sometimes Night is a Creek Too Wide to Leap

    Gail Martin is the author of The Hourglass Heart (New Issues Press, 2003) and Begin Empty-Handed, winner of the 2013 Perugia Press Poetry Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Poetry in Michigan, Michigan in…

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  • Mar 7 Gabriel Gudding from Rhode Island Notebook

    Gabriel Gudding is the author of two books, A Defense of Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002) and Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007), a 436 page poem written in his car. His essays and poetry have appeared such…

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  • Dec 5 Frank X Walker Elves

    Multidisciplinary artist Frank X Walker is a native of Danville, Kentucky. A founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, he is the author of four poetry collections:When Winter Come: The Ascension of York (University Press of Kentucky, 2008); Black Box (Old…

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  • Dec 10 Frank Lima 01/01/2000

    Frank Lima was born in New York City in Spanish Harlem, 1939. His parents were Mexican and Puerto Rican. He received a Master's from Columbia University in 1975. During the '60's and '70's he published three…

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  • Sep 5 Emily Warn Ox Herding Lesson

    Emily Warn is a poet, essayist, teacher, and technologist who most recently served as founding editor of poetryfoundation.org. Born in San Francisco and raised in Michigan, she is the author of three books of poetry:The Leaf…

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  • May 9 Elizabeth Willis The Oldest Garden in the World

    Elizabeth Willis's most recent books of poetry are Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006) and Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003).The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995) was selected for the National Poetry Series. Recently she edited a collection of essays entitled Radical Vernacular: Lorine…

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  • Oct 29 Elizabeth Arnold Flow Dynamics

    Winner of an Amy Lowell scholarship, a Whiting Writer's award, and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo, and MacDowell, Elizabeth Arnold has…

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  • Sep 20 Elizabeth Arnold Soul

    Elizabeth Arnold grew up in northeast Florida and attended Oberlin College, the University of Chicago, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of two books of poems, Civilization (Flood Editions, 2006)…

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  • Jun 2 Ed Friedman Moisten, Dry

    Ed Friedman is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, including The Telephone Book; Humans Work; Mao & Matisse; and Drive Through the Blue Cylinders. He has collaborated frequently with visual artists Robert Kushner (The…

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  • Apr 6 Drew Blanchard Not January Outtake

    Drew Blanchard holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and an MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where…

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  • Apr 4 Donna Stonecipher from Inlay 8 (Claude Lvi-Strauss)

    Donna Stonecipher is the author of three books of poetry: The Reservoir (Georgia, 2002), Souvenir de Constantinople (Instance, 2007), and The Cosmopolitan (winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by John Yau, Coffee House, 2008). She also translates poetry and prose from…

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  • Nov 12 Donald Wellman Possibilities

    Donald Wellman lives in Weare NH. His books of poetry include The Cranberry Island Series (Dos Madres 2012), A North Atlantic Wall (Dos Madres, 2010), Prolog Pages (Ahadada, 2009), and Fields (Light and Dust, 1995).…

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  • Sep 5 Don Share Sweet Water, Best Bread

    Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago. He has been Poetry Editor of Harvard Review and Partisan Review, Editor of Literary Imagination, and Curator of Poetry at Harvard University. His books include Squandermania (Salt Publishing), Union (Zoo Press), Seneca in English (Penguin…

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  • Jun 20 Diane Wakoski Red Tether

    Diane Wakoski was born in Whittier, California, in 1937. She has published more than forty collections of poems, including the four books,Argonaut Rose (1998), The Emerald City of Las Vegas (1995), Jason the Sailor (1993), and Medea the Sorceress (1991) that constitute her…

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  • Dec 4 Diane Glancy Horned Being

    Diane Glancy, an author of Cherokee heritage and professor emeritus of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, writes from the viewpoint of a feminist, postcolonial, literary nationalist, Christian, and American. As she balances her own…

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  • Jun 20 Devin Johnston Thin Place

    Devin Johnston is the author of three books of poetry, including Sources(Turtle Point Press, 2008). Creaturely and Other Essays, reflections on the natural world, is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press in 2009. His book of criticism, Precipitations: Contemporary American…

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  • Dec 19 Derrick Harriell Jamaal X Jackson Converts Mike to Islam

    Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He's worked as assistant poetry editor forThird World Press and The Cream City Review and has taught community writing workshops for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens. He holds…

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  • Oct 20 Derrick Harriell Cottonmouth Blues

    Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University and is currently a dissertator in UW-Milwaukee's English PhD program where he also teaches Creative Writing.…

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  • Oct 17 Deborah A. Miranda Whose Good Night?

    Deborah A. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area, and author of the mixed-genre Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, two poetry collections (Indian Cartography and The…

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  • Oct 11 David Meltzer The Blackest Rose

    A leading poet of the Beat Movement, David Meltzer was raised in Brooklyn during the War years; performed on radio & early TV on the Horn & Hardart Children's Hour. Was exiled to L.A. at 16 &…

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  • May 10 David Cope The dharma at last

    David Cope was Grand Rapids Poet Laureate from 2011-2014. He studied under Robert Hayden at the University of Michigan, and later received an M.A. from Western Michigan University. He has taught Shakespeare, Drama, and Creative…

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  • Mar 19 Daniel Tiffany Fronting

    Daniel Tiffany is the author of ten books of poetry and literary criticism, including most recently, Neptune Park(Omnidawn Publishing) and My Silver Planet: A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch (Johns Hopkins University Press). Previous books of poetry include Privado (Action…

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  • Mar 23 Daniel Khalastchi Like Bricks, Like Bricks:

    Born and raised in Iowa, Daniel Khalastchi is a first-generation Iraqi Jewish American. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recent fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, he is currently a Visiting…

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  • Oct 18 Daniel Grego Water and Light

    Daniel Grego was born in Chicago in 1952. Since 1980, he has worked for TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He became TransCenter's Executive Director in…

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  • Feb 28 Danez smith not an elegy for Mike Brown

    Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books). He is a Cave Canem, VONA, and McKnight…

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  • Oct 12 Cole Swensen Virginia Woolf: Street Haunting

    Cole Swensen is a poet whose fifteen books of poetry often respond to or incorporate elements or works of visual art; recent books address 17th century French baroque gardens and the window paintings of Pierre…

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  • Aug 31 CM Burroughs Dear Incubator,

    CM Burroughs serves as Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers…

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  • Jul 29 Chuck Stebelton Flags and Banners

    Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (The Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers(Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent print objects and chapbooks includeAsterisk (Number 13, Fewer & Further Press), 'Tis (John Riepenhoff Experience), A Maximal Object(Mitzvah Chaps), Flags and Banners(Bronze Skull Press), and Precious(Answer Tag Home…

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  • Dec 17 Ching-In Chen Gruel, Tea: a riddle from The Heart's Traffic

    Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press). The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is a Kundiman and Lambda Fellow and a member of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Macondo…

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  • Nov 2 Cedar Sigo Seriously Underdressed

    Cedar Sigo is a San Francisco poet and the author of the full-length collections Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010) and Selected Writings(Ugly Duckling Presse), as well as numerous chapbooks. He was raised on the Suquamish reservation near Seattle,…

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  • Oct 11 Cathryn Cofell High-Speed Connections

    Cathryn Cofell's first full-length collection, Sister Satellite, was released by Cowfeather Press in August 2013. She is also the author of six chapbooks, most recently Split Personality with Karla Huston (SunnyOutside Press). You might also find her releasing…

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  • Apr 17 Caryl Pagel Tasseography

    Caryl Pagel's poems have recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Gut Cult, notnostrums, Tarpaulin Sky, and Thermos. She works for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A chapbook of her…

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  • Mar 7 C.S. Giscombe The Old Northwest

    C. S. Giscombe was born in Dayton, Ohio. His poetry books are Prairie Style, Two Sections from Practical Geography, Giscome Road, Here, At Large, and Postcards; his prose book—about Canada—is Into and Out of Dislocation.Prairie Style was awarded…

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  • Jan 15 Bruce Dethlefsen White Stallions

    Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2011-2012), has two chapbooks, A Decent Reed and Something Near the Dance Floor, and his full-length book,Breather, published by Fireweed Press, won an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library…

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  • Apr 25 Brian Teare Vision is question (Ives : July 4th)

    Brian Teare is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and MacDowell Colony. He has published poetry and criticism in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, St. Mark's Poetry Project…

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  • Feb 12 Brenda Cárdenas Cartoon Coyote

    Brenda Cárdenas' chapbook of poetry From the Tongues of Brick and Stone was published by Momotombo Press in 2005. She also coedited Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (2001). Her work has appeared in…

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  • Apr 18 Bill Berkson Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently

    Born in New York in 1939, Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who has been active in the art and literary worlds since his early twenties. Director of Letters and Science at the…

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  • Apr 18 Barrett Gordon evening, fuzz

    Barrett Gordon lives in Chicago; Buffalo born; active member of House Press; co-edits s.o.s.m. w/ Luke Daly and Eric Unger; co-hosts a new reading series with aforementioned gents and editors of Hot Whiskey press at Spudnik Press…

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  • Oct 29 Barbara Wuest Natural Formation

    Barbara Wuest holds an MFA from University of California, Irvine. Her poems have been published in Wisconsin Academy Review, The Paris Review, The Cape Rock, Dogwood, Western Ohio Journal, CrossCurrents, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Laurel Review,…

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  • Sep 22 August Kleinzahler Anniversary

    August Kleinzahler was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1949, and raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey. For six years, he commuted everyday, from New Jersey to New York, to attend the Horace Mann School…

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  • May 17 Antler Atheist Blows Up Baby Jesus

    Antler's epic poem Factory was published in 1980 as #38 in the City Lights Pocket Poet Series, it was heralded by Allen Ginsberg as "the most enlightening and magnanimous American poem I've seen of '60s…

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  • Sep 20 Anselm Hollo Historical

    Anselm Hollo, poet and literary translator, is a Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His most recent books are Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence:…

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  • Nov 6 Annie Finch A Dance for the Inland Sea

    Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation, and criticism. Her books of poetry include Eve,Calendars, The Encyclopedia of Scotland, and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams. Her other works include…

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  • Sep 19 Anne-Marie Cusac Silkie Song

    Anne-Marie Cusac's poetry has appeared in Poetry, Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, The American Scholar, The Madison Review, and Crab Orchard Review.  Her first poetry book, The Mean Days(2001) was published by Tia Chucha Press and won the Posner Book Award from the Council for…

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  • Sep 17 Anne Tardos from NINE 1-63

    Anne Tardos is a poet, composer, and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. A selection of her readings and performances (many with…

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  • Mar 19 Anne Shaw Invitation

    Anne Shaw is the author of two poetry collections:Dido in Winter, (Persea, 2014), and Undertow(Persea, 2007), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals including Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, Denver…

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  • May 7 Anne Shaw Drag King Manifesto

    Anne Shaw is the author of Undertow (Persea Books), winner of the 2006 Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in New American Writing, Court Green, Phoebe, 26, and numerous other journals. She teaches…

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  • Mar 23 Angie Trudell Vasquez Swan Lake

    Angie Trudell Vasquez(Angie) is a poet, writer and activist. A third and second generation Mexican-American from Iowa, she began seriously writing at the age of seven when her fraternal grandmother bought her a faux red…

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  • Apr 16 Angela Sorby Paradise, Wisconsin

    Angela Sorby is the author of three poetry books: The Sleeve Waves (U of Wisconsin P 2014), Bird Skin Coat (U of Wisconsin P 2009), and Distance Learning (New Issues, 1998); a literary history, Schoolroom…

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  • Dec 11 Andy Fitch Collaborative Poems

    Andy Fitch's most recent books are Sixty Morning Talks and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his Sixty Morning Walks and Sixty Morning Talks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently…

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  • May 16 Amaud Jamaul Johnson Burlesque

    Amaud Jamaul Johnson's first collection,Red Summer (Tupelo, 2006) was selected by Carl Phillips as winner of The Dorset Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University and a graduate of the Cave Canem…

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  • Dec 11 Amaranth Borsuk Collaborative Poems

    Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press,…

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  • Jun 21 Amaranth Borsuk Shifting Shapes

    Amaranth Borsuk is a poet and scholar interested in textual materiality across media. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions), and, together with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press). Her collaboration with…

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  • Oct 1 Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Skeleton

    Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is of Oendat, French Canadian, Portuguese, Tsalagi, Irish, Scot, English, Metis, and Creek descent and came of age cropping tobacco and working fields & waters, and in factories. She currently holds the…

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  • Oct 22 Alan Halsey Ars Poetica for 'Gutenberg: The Movie'

    Alan Halsey was born in London in 1949. His books include Marginalien (Five Seasons 2005),Not Everything Remotely: Selected Poems 1978-2005 (Salt Publishing 2006), Lives of the Poets(Five Seasons 2009) and Term as in Aftermath(Ahadada 2009). His reading of The Text of Shelley's…

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  • Jul 28 Abraham Smith small fails #1

    Abraham Smith hails from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. His poetry collections—via Action Books—are Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer(forthcoming, 2014);Hank (2010); and Whim Man Mammon (2007). His reading highlights include stints at the Academy of American Poets' Rooftop Reading Series and Opium…

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  • Jun 20 Abraham Smith Every Little Meth

    Abraham Smith hails from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. His first book of poems, Whim Man Mammon, was recently published by Action Books. His journal credits include American Poetry Review, jubilat, Northwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Typo, and Ninth Letter, among others.…

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  • Apr 20 Aaron Kunin from Cold Genius

    Aaron Kunin is a poet, critic, and novelist. His most recent book is The Sore Throat and Other Poems (Fence, 2010). Grace Period, a collection of aphorisms, sketches, and fragments, is forthcoming. He lives in Los Angeles.

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