Monday, Aug 08, 2016 7:30p -
Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
247 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts
A 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, the Vermont Studio Center, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of five critically acclaimed books, most recently Companion Grasses (Omnidawn, 2013), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven (Ahsahta, 2015), a Library Journal Best Indie Poetry pick. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in South Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.
Amy Small-McKinney won The Kithara Book Prize 2016 for her second full-length collection of poems, Walking Toward Cranes, to be published by Glass Lyre Press. She is also the author of, Life is Perfect (BookArts Press, 2014) and two chapbooks of poetry, Body of Surrender (2004) and Clear Moon, Frost (2009), both with Finishing Line Press. Small-McKinney was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was the 2011 Montgomery County Poet Laureate, judged by poet, Chris Bursk. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, for example, The American Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, Tiferet Journal, and the anthology, Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women, Edited by Charles Fishman and Smita Sahay. She has poems forthcoming in the anthology, BARED, published by Les Femmes Folles Books. Until its closing a few months ago, she taught poetry for Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts in Philadelphia, and currently continues to teach in Chestnut Hill. And, Amy is also currently going for her MFA in Poetry and Translation at Drew University's low residency.
Gina Tomaine is a Philadelphia-based writer and editor, and a lecturer in composition and literature at Saint Joseph’s University. She earned her MFA from Emerson College in Boston on a Presidential Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Complex magazine, Entropy magazine, and Philadelphia magazine, among others. She currently serves as associate deputy editor at Organic Life magazine.
Annaliese Downey is a writer and performer living in Philadelphia. Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in Sink Review, the Operating System, Packet Biweekly, and Apiary Magazine, among others. Currently, she is the frontwoman for SLUR and is at work on a magazine about intimacy.
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