Poets and Presenters (2018)

Gina Abelkop

Gina Abelkop is the author of I Eat Cannibals (co.im.press 2014) and Darling Beastlettes (Apostrophe Books 2012). She lives in Athens, GA and runs Birds of Lace, a DIY feminist press. www.ginaabelkop.com

Events:
The Queen of Wands: Queer Sex Magic & Poetics

Kimberly Alidio

Kimberly Alidio wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). She is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout historian and poet currently living in East Austin, Texas.

Events:
Pilipinx/Filipinx Poetics: Language for Resistance, Renewal & Magik

Hari Alluri

Hari Alluri author photo by Cynthia Oka

Hari Alluri, who immigrated to Vancouver, Coast Salish territories from Nigeria at age twelve, is the author of Carving Ashes (CiCAC, 2013), The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel, 2016) and The Flayed City (Kaya, 2017). An award-winning poet, educator and teaching artist, his work appears widely in journals, anthologies and online venues including Chautuaqua, Poemeleon and Split This Rock. He is a founding editor at Locked Horn Press, where he has co-edited two anthologies, Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics and Read America(s): An Anthology.

Events:
Pilipinx/Filipinx Poetics: Language for Resistance, Renewal & Magik

Tom Andes

Tom Andes has published fiction in Witness, Natural Bridge, the Akashic Books Mondays Are Murder Flash Fiction Blog, Best American Mystery Stories 2012, and elsewhere. He frequently writes reviews for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Rumpus. A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and San Francisco State University, he has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and Ragdale. He lives in New Orleans, where he works as a freelance editor and teaches community writing classes at the Loyola Writing Institute.

Events:
NOPF Coordinator
Lonely Voices: Storytelling, Character, and Place

Stacey Balkun

Stacey Balkun is the author of Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak (dancing girl 2016) & Lost City Museum (ELJ 2016). A Finalist for the 2016 Event Horizon Science Poetry Competition as well as the Center for Women Writer's 2016 Rita Dove Award, her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Muzzle, THRUSH, Bayou, and others. A 2015 Hambidge Fellow, Stacey served as Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013. She holds an MFA from Fresno State and teaches poetry online at The Poetry Barn. She lives in New Orleans.

Events:
NOPF Coordinator
Everyday Muses: Poetry Show & Tell

Margaret Bashaar

Margaret Bashaar

Margaret Bashaar is the founding/poetry editor for Hyacinth Girl Press and the co-creator of FREE POEMS, an arts anarchy event. Her first book, Stationed Near the Gateway, was released by Sundress Publications in 2015. She has published 4 chapbooks, most recently Some Other Stupid Fruit (Agape Editions, 2017), and her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including Salt Hill, The Southeast Review, New South, and Puerto del Sol, among others. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, her son, and their 2 weirdo cats.

Events:
Hyacinth Girl Press Table
Sundress Publications Reading
Writing the Persona Poem

Samuel Binns

Samuel Binns

Samuel Binns is the founding editor of Sutra Press and Mantra Review. He lives in Clarksville, Arkansas.

Events:
Sutra Press / Mantra Review Table
Creatures of Becoming

George Bishop

George Bishop has lived and taught in Slovakia, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Japan.  His stories and essays have appeared in The Oxford AmericanThird CoastPressAmerican Writing, and The Turkish Daily News. His first novel, Letter to My Daughter, was published by Ballantine Books in 2010.  His second, The Night of the Comet, also with Ballantine, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the “Best Books of 2013.” More at georgebishopjr.com.

Events:
Lonely Voices: Storytelling, Character, and Place

Claire Bowman

Claire Bowman

Claire Bowman is the author of Dear Creatures (Sutra Press, 2017). She was born and raised along the Missouri River. She earned a BA in English from Truman State University, and an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Events:
Sutra Press / Mantra Review Table
Creatures of Becoming

Nina Bozak

Nina Bozak is a library cataloger at The Historic New Orleans Collection who previously worked in Special Collections at Tulane and Dillard Universities, as well as in the rare book trade in New York City. Since being at The Historic New Orleans Collection, Nina cataloged the Edwin J. Blair Collection, consisting of over 600 items related to the Loujon Press, and co-curated the 2013 exhibition, Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou, and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press. She also works with the performing arts collections at THNOC, as she has been a member of the New Orleans dance community for over 20 years.

Events:
Poetry in the Archives: Documenting Louisiana Literature Then and Now

Megan Burns

Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press. She also hosts the Blood Jet Poetry Reading Series in New Orleans and is the co-founder of the New Orleans Poetry Festival. She has been most recently published in Jacket Magazine, Callaloo, New Laurel Review, Trickhouse, and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology. Her poetry and prose reviews have been published in Tarpaulin Sky, Gently Read Lit, Big Bridge, and Rain Taxi. She has two books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008) and Sound and Basin (2013) published by Lavender Ink. She has two recent chapbooks: Dollbaby (Horseless Press, 2013) and i always wanted to start over (Nous-Zot Press, 2014). Her third book, Commitment, was published in 2015. Horse Less Press released her Twin Peaks chap, Sleepwalk With Me, in 2016.

Events:
NOPF Co-Director
NOPF Coordinator
Trembling Pillow Press Reading

John Burns

John Burns is associate professor of Spanish at Rockford University. He has translated numerous poets from Chile, Mexico, and Spain. He and Rubén Medina collaborated to edit and translate an anthology of Beat poetry into Spanish, Una tribu de salvajes improvisando a las puertas del infierno (Aldus/ UANL, 2012). His book Contemporary Hispanic Poets: Cultural
Production in the Global, Digital Age
was published by Cambria Press in 2015.

Events:
Infrarealism and Alternative Community

Abigail Carl-Klassen

Abigail Carl-Klassen is a poet, writer, translator and educator raised in rural west Texas and radicalized on the U.S.-Mexico border. She has done docupoetic work with migrant workers, Old Colony Mennonite communities in Mexico and Texas, social workers, homeless communities, immigrant communities along the U.S.-Mexico border and most recently, with Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico. Her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, Cimarron ReviewWillow Springs, GuernicaAster(ix), Sonora Review and Kweli, among others. She earned an MFA from the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas El Paso. She is a staff writer for Poets Reading the News and her chapbook Shelter Management is now available from dancing girl press. Her work can be found at https://abigailcarlklassen.wordpress.com/.

Events:
Journalism in Verse - The Poetics of

Christopher Carmona

Christopher Carmona

Christopher Carmona was the inaugural writer-in-residence for the Langdon Review Writers Residency Program in 2015. The Texas Observer recognized him as being one of the top five writers in 2014. He has two books of poetry, beat and I Have Always Been Here and one book of short fiction, The Road to Llorona Park.  He edited The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with Chuck Taylor and Rob Johnson and Outrage: A Protest Anthology about Injustice in a Post 9/11 World with Rossy Evelin Lima by Slough Press. He has also co-written a conversation book, Nuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Poetics. Currently, he has a new book of poems, 140: Twitter Poems, a bilingual edition and a second volume of the Outrage anthology series.

Events:
Carnalit@ Mobile Bookstore

C.S. Carrier

C.S. Carrier grew up in western North Carolina and lives in western Arkansas. He earned an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His work has appeared in numerous journals. He is the author of several chapbooks and two full length collections, After Dayton (Four Way Books, 2008) and Mantle (H-NGM-N Books, 2013).

Events:
Creatures of Becoming

Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent A. Cellucci is a scofflaw shit shooter. He wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012). Come back river, a bilingual Bengali-English translation collaboration with the poet and artist Debangana Banerjee is available from Finishing Line Press. _A Ship on the Line, a battleship-collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman released by Unlikely Books in 2014, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Visit Vincent

Events:
NOPF Coordinator

Cathleen Chambless

Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. She graduated with her MFA in poetry from FIU. She is also a visual artist and activist. Her work has appeared The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Jai-Alai, Fjords Review, Grief Diaries, Storm Cycle 2014 & 2015, and Wussy Mag. Her debut collection of poetry, Nec(Romantic), was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards in 2016.

Events:
C&R Press Presents

Isaac Chavarria

Isaac Chavarría is a pocho with a Creative Writing MFA from UT-Pan American. His work assisting non-profit organizations produced over 20 chapbooks for workshop participants. His poems are in The Acentos Review, BorderSenses, and NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border. His poetry book, Poxo, from Slough Press, received the inaugural 2014 NACCS-Tejas Poetry Award. As a Coalition of Nuevo Chican@ Artists member, Isaac co-edited Nuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue About New Chican@ Identities. He is also a managing editor for Interstice, the literary arts journal of South Texas College. You can find Isaac in Alton, TX.

Events:
Carnalit@ Mobile Bookstore

cris cheek

photo Erin Edwards

cris cheek is a documentary performance writer, sound composer and photographer. He worked alongside Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths with the Consortium of London Presses in the mid 1970s to run a thriving free print shop. In 1981 he co-founded a collective resource in the east end of London at Chisenhale Dance Space, working with choreographers, musicians and performance artists to make multi-modal collaborations. cris taught Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995-2002), played music with Sianed Jones and Philip Jeck as Slant, collaborated on site-responsive works about value and recycling with Things Not Worth Keeping and has been a professor at Miami University in Ohio since 2005, currently living in Cincinnati. Most recent publications are the church, the school, the beer (Critical Documents, 2007), part: short life housing (The Gig, 2009) and pickles & jams (BlazeVOX Books, 2017). 

Events:
Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene

Paula Cisewski

Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, Quitter, won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize and her third, The Threatened Everything, was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest. Both were released in early 2017. She is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and several chapbooks, including the lyric prose Misplaced Sinister. Cisewski has been awarded residencies and fellowships from places including the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Minneapolis is the home from which she collaborates, creates, teaches, and resists.  

Events:
Underworldly Medicine—Remedial Poetics of the Unseen
Underworlds--A Reading

Shanna Compton

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Shanna Compton’s books include Brink, For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, Gamers, and several chapbooks. A book-length speculative poem called The Hazard Cycle is forthcoming. New work is appearing in the Nation, American Poetry Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and the forthcoming Wesleyan anthology Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene. She works as a freelance book designer in Lambertville, NJ, and is the founder and publisher of Bloof Books.

Events:
Bloof Books Table

Brigid Conroy

Brigid Conroy is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work explores the relationship between paper, print, and social memory. She has studied bookmaking & narrative art at the Penland School of Craft, the Sequential Artists Workshop, and Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. She has worked as a teaching artist in New Orleans since 2013, for programs including the Contemporary Arts Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Mini Art Center. She received a B.A. in anthropology from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012. 

Events:
Antenna/Press Street Press: The Sister Arts in the Modern Age

Jesseca Cornelson

Jesseca Cornelson

Jesseca Cornelson is an associate professor of English at Alabama State University where she teaches composition, literature, and creative writing. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Mid-American Review, Parody, Platte Valley Review, and Salamander. She is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers' Conference, has twice been a writer-in-residence at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve in New York and at the Lillian E. Smith Center in Georgia, and is a recipient of a Fellowship in Literary Arts from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Events:
The Politicized Female Body and 21st Century Poetry

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson

[a non binary person wearing many patterns makes sounds into a microphone, on the stage at Dixon Place, NYC.]

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson (she/her/they/them) is a nonbinary queer interdisciplinary creator, cultural scholar, and educator. She the founder of The Operating System, a radical open source arts organization and small press. After 10+ years teaching in the CUNY system, Lynne is now a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute. Recent publication credits include Wave Composition, The Philadelphia Supplement, The Conversant, Gorgon Poetics, POSTblank, Vintage Magazine, Live Mag, Coldfront, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little: Poems for The Resistance, and “In Memory of Feasible Grace,” part of the Panthalassa Pamphlet series, among others. Her performances and work have appeared widely, including recent features at Artists Space, Bowery Arts and Science, The NYC Poetry Festival, Carmine Street Metrics, Eyebeam, LaMaMa, Triangle Quarterly, Undercurrent Projects, Mellow Pages, The New York Public Library, Launchpad BK, Dixon Place, Poets Settlement, and many more. She is always still beginning.

Events:
Live Mag! Roundup with The Operating System, and Dos Madres Press Table
Collabs, Collectives, and Communities

Gillian Devereux

Gillian Devereux

Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University and directs the Writing Center at Wheelock College in Boston, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of Focus on Grammar (dancing girl press, 2012) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (Aforementioned Productions, 2011), and her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including apt, Pith, Delirious Hem, The Midwest Quarterly, The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society, Sundog Lit, Boog City, and Printer’s Devil Review. Follow her on Twitter (@fromthistles) or Tumblr (http://neomodernmix.tumblr.com).

Events:
Experiments in Intimacy: Visual Poetics of Femme Friendship
Coven/Bloof Reading

Jennifer K. Dick

Jennifer K. Dick

Jennifer K Dick is a writer, translator, and teacher originally from Iowa who now resides in France. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GAPress, 2004), and 6 chapbooks, most recently Afterlife by Angel House Press,Canada (2017) and Comme Un n°9, a collective work with 4 Japanese artists (2017). She co-founder and curator of Ivy Writers Paris bilingual series and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency for French authors at LaKunsthalle-Mulhouse. Her increasing interest in collaborative projects led to the 2016-2017 architecture-text installation at the Basel SBB Train Station, Switzerland) and the collaborative dance/art/poetry performance Traces de son amant qui s’en va.

Events:
Otherness/Self/Migration in 21st Century Poetic Practice

Amber DiPietra

A,bers face in a boudoir photo, one blind eye, the other fully open, purple tulle

Amber DiPietra uses writing, performance, and bodywork to explore disability, sexuality, and sex work.  She offers somatic sex education and creativity consulting through her project, The Body Poetik. Her book Waveform (2011), in collaboration with poet Denise Leto, meditates on chronicity and floating. Amber's writing has also been anthologized in Beauty is a Verb: the New Poetry of Disability (2011).

Events:
Conjuring the Body: Praxis and Somatic Poiesis

Aja Couchois Duncan

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Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area capacity builder and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her work has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her debut collection, Restless Continent (Litmus Press) was selected by Entropy Magazine as one of the best poetry collections of 2016 and won the California Book Award in 2017. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. When not writing, Aja works with the Management Assistance Group, supporting social justice leaders, organizations and networks in advancing a more just world. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human. Great Spirit knew it all along.

Events:
Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene

shelley feller

witchy author photo

shelley feller is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where they served as poetry and managing editor of Black Warrior Review. they are the author of the chapbook, TANGLED BANK & daily bugaboo jubilee (Letter [r] Press, 2016), and their recent work can be found in Puerto del Sol, New Delta Review, and AADOREE.

Events:
Slimy "I": Lyric Affinities in the End Times

Lou Florez, Awo Ifadunsin Sangobiyi

Lou Florez (Awo Ifadunsin Sangobiyi) is a Latinx spirit worker, reader, medicine maker, priest, activist, and artist. He has studied with indigenous communities and elders throughout the globe. He is a member of The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers and a contributing author to Bringing Race to the Table, an anthology that explores the topics and experiences of race and racism within Paganism. Trained in Hoodoo, Curanderismo, and IFA, Lou advocates for radically open spaces to investigate the intersectional ties to race, class, gender, and ability within Earth-based communities, rituals, and pedagogy. For more information he can be contacted at louflorez.com.

Events:
Conjuring the Body: Praxis and Somatic Poiesis

Tonya M. Foster

Tonya M. Foster

Tonya M. Foster is the author of the bilingual chapbook La Grammaire des Os and the poetry collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. A co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing through Visual Art, Tonya has published poetry and essays in a range of publications. Born in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in New Orleans, LA, Foster earned a BA from Tulane University, an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston, and is completing a PhD in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has been a recipient of fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Graduate Center, CUNY, among others. She is a poetry editor at Fence Magazine, and is an Assistant Professor of Writing & Literature and Creative Writing at California College of the Arts,

Events:
NOPF18 Featured Performer

Ariel Francisco Henriquez

Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he completed his MFA at Florida International University in Miami. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in South Florida.

Events:
C&R Press Presents

Amanda Galvan Huynh

Amanda Galvan Huynh is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a 2017 Sewanee Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship, and a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Project Award. Her work can be found in the following journals: RHINO Poetry, Muzzle Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, Silk Road Review, The Boiler Journal, and others. 

Events:
Mixed Race/Mixed Genre: the traditions of multiracial writing

Kenyatta JP Garcia

Kenyatta JP Garcia is the author of They Say and Slow Living (West Vine Press) as well as the speculative poetry ebooks - ROBOT, Yawning on the Sands, and Past and Again. JP was raised at the intersection of Church and Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY and xe still holds the world to the standards set forth by that microcosm of poverty, patois and street poetry. Currently, xe spends xyr nights putting boxes on shelves for a buck but by day xe edits Rigorous and prepares for either the impending zombie apocalypse or the inevitable return of our alien overlords.

Events:
Words of Revolution: The creation of a literary journal as social movement
Mixed Race/Mixed Genre: the traditions of multiracial writing

laura goldstein

Laura Goldstein's first collection of poetry, loaded arc, was released by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013 and her second collection, awesome camera was published by Make Now Press in 2014. She has published several chapbooks with vibrant small presses across the country, as well as poems, reviews and essays in print and online. Her newest chapbook, safe wars / poet in hell  is forthcoming from damask press. She teaches critical thinking and writing, literature, and poetry workshops at Loyola University and is the co-curator of the Red Rover Reading Series in Chicago.

Events:
Line by Line: An Interactive Reading
Trembling Pillow Press Reading

Rodney Gomez

Rodney Gomez is the author of Citizens of the Mausoleum (2018), Baedeker from the Persistent Refuge (2019), and the chapbooks Mouth Filled with Night (winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize from Northwestern University), Spine (selected by Ada Limón as winner of the Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize), and A Short Tablature of Loss (selected by Eduardo Corral as winner of the Rane Arroyo Prize). His work has appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, Pleiades, Denver Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, and other journals. He is the son of migrant farm workers and the first in his family to attend college. A proud member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop and the Chocholichex writing collective, he reviews poetry and nonfiction for Latino Book Review and works at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He lives with the love of his life, Sara, in McAllen.

Events:
Vale la Pena: Writing in the Borderlands

K. Lorraine Graham

K. Lorraine Graham is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books), and The Rest is Censored (Bloof Books). She earned an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and writes about arts and humanities research for the University of MarylandInterests: affective labor, birds, la quotidienne, swamps, operatic suffering, melodrama, disco. spooksbyme.org / @klorrainegraham

Events:
Experiments in Intimacy: Visual Poetics of Femme Friendship
Coven/Bloof Reading

Kia Alice Groom

Kia Groom

Kia Alice Groom is a writer, editor, & occult practitioner. Hailing from Australia but residing in New Orleans (where she received her MFA in poetry from UNO) Kia co-owns Foxglove & Crow (link to www.foxgloveandcrow.com) offering tarot card readings and esoteric advice to folks from all around the world. Beginning her writing practice as soon as she was old enough to hold a pencil and her magickal practice at age 13, Kia’s work is often concerned with lucid dreaming and portal magic, thought forms and tulpas, and healing from trauma through shadow work and meditation. These themes often come up in her published works, a list of which is available on www.kiagroom.com. She tweets @whodreamedit

Events:
NOPF Social Media Coordinator

Elizabeth Gross

Elizabeth Gross is a poet/translator/teacher/baker in New Orleans. Her chapbook DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, a collaboration with visual artist Sara White, came out from Antenna in November 2016. Other poems have recently appeared in Okey-PankyWhite Stag, TENDERLOIN, and the Fairy Tale Review. She co-translated and produced a new adaptation of Euripides' Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House in June 2015.

Events:
Antenna :: Press Street Press Table

Chloe Hanson

Chloe Hanson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee, where she studies poetry.  Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in Public Pool, Arsenic Lobster, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Off the Coast, and Red Cedar Review, among other journals online and in print.  She has presented her scholarly work at PCA and the Utah State University Research Symposium, where her presentation on the Serial podcast and detective fiction was awarded Best Graduate Presentation in the Humanities.  She enjoys expensive beer, cheap wine, and forcing her dog to wear homemade costumes.

Events:
Everyday Muses: Poetry Show & Tell

Christopher Harter

Christopher Harter

Christopher Harter is the Director of Library and Reference Services at the Amistad Research Center, a non-profit, independent archives in New Orleans that focuses on ethnic history, civil rights, and social justice. He has worked in archives and special collections libraries for over 20 years and has a particular passion for literary and publishing archives. In addition, from 1997-2007, Christopher operated Pathwise Press and edited the rambunctious literary magazine Bathtub Gin. His poetry and reviews have appeared in Bottle, Heeltap, pLopLop, prechelonian, Post Poems, Sometimes City Undercovers, Spring Chicken, Stovepipe, Small Press Review, The Frank Review and elsewhere. A sucker for literary history, he authored An Author Index to Little Magazines of the Mimeograph Revolution (Scarecrow Press, 2008) and a forthcoming bibliography of John Bennett's Vagabond Press.

Events:
Poetry in the Archives: Documenting Louisiana Literature Then and Now

J. Todd Hawkins

todd hawkins

Choctaw tribal member J. Todd Hawkins is a poet and visual artist living in Texas. He earned a BA in English and psychology from the University of Texas, studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, and earned an MA in technical communication from Texas Tech University.  He is the author of Ten Counties Away (Finishing Line Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in many publications, among them AGNI, Rattle Poets Respond, American Literary Review, Poets Reading the News, The Louisville Review, Bayou Magazine, and The Bitter Oleander.  Hawkins works as the senior editor of an education publishing company. When not writing, he helps lead Johnson County’s largest Cub Scout pack, coaches a soccer team of hyperactive first-grade girls called the Honeybees, and nightly loses to his wife at Mortal Kombat once the kids finally fall asleep. Discover more at www.jtoddhawkins.com.

Events:
Journalism in Verse - The Poetics of

Cole Heinowitz

Cole Heinowitz-photo

Cole Heinowitz’s books of poetry include The Rubicon (The Rest, 2008), Stunning in Muscle Hospital (Detour, 2002), and Daily Chimera (Incommunicado, 1995). She is the translator of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro’s Advice from 1 disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger fanatic (Wave, 2013) and Beauty Is Our Spiritual Guernica (Commune Editions, 2015), The Selected Late Letters of Antonin Artaud (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2014), and A Tradition of Rupture: Selected Critical Writings of Alejandra Pizarnik (Ugly Duckling, forthcoming). Her recent critical work includes essays on Infrarealism, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Ammiel Alcalay. Cole has taught literature at Bard College since 2004.  

Events:
Infrarealism and Alternative Community

Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree was born in Bristol, Tennessee. Her debut poetry collection, Skinny, came out from Kore Press in 2012. In 2016, Trio House Books published her second collection, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, selected by Neil Shepard for the 2015 Trio Award and by Stephanie Strickland for the 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Contrary, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Poetry Daily, and other publications. She has received grants and fellowships from PEN, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Southern Arts Federation. An assistant professor at the University of New Orleans, Carolyn teaches writing and serves as poetry editor of Bayou Magazine. Thanks to an ATLAS grant, she will spend the next year writing. You can read more of her work at www.carolynhembree.com.

Events:
NOPF18 Featured Performer

Sean Henry-Smith

Sean D. Henry-Smith is a photographer and writer. His writing and photography has appeared in Apogee JournalContact SheetThe OffingFACTFanzine, and The New York Times.

Events:
The Escape Is The Method: Black Fugitivity, The Outdoors, & (Re)Considering Elsewhere

Tom Holmes

Tom Holmes

Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics and the author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Cave (winner of The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013), as well as four chapbooks. His writings about wine, poetry book reviews, and poetry can be found at his blog, The Line Break: http://thelinebreak.wordpress.com/. Twitter: @TheLineBreak

Events:
Redactions: Poetry & Poetics Table

Erin Hoover

Erin Hoover

Erin Hoover's debut collection of poetry, Barnburner, was selected by Kathryn Nuernberger for the Antivenom Award and will be published by Elixir Press in 2018. Her poems have appeared in the 2016 edition of The Best American Poetry and in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Awl, Bennington Review, Narrative, and elsewhere. Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Her website is erinhooverpoet.com.

Events:
The Politicized Female Body and 21st Century Poetry

Ladee Hubbard

Ladee Hubbard is a writer from New Orleans. She received a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2014. She is the recipient of a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and her first novel, The Talented Ribkins, received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

Events:
Lonely Voices: Storytelling, Character, and Place

Candice Huber

Candice Huber owns New Orleans’ premier geeky bookstore, board gaming store, and nerd mecca: Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, named after her grandparents. She is an active online writer and regular contributor to the feminist websites Nerdy But Flirty and The Mary Sue. Huber established a Tubby & Coo’s publishing company last year, which will publish its first books in 2017. Like Tubby & Coo's on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter! View the bookstore's website here.

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NOPF Bookseller

Tom C. Hunley

Tom C. Hunley is a professor in the MFA/BA Creative Writing programs at Western Kentucky University and the director of Steel Toe Books. His sixth full-length poetry collection, Here Lies, should be published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in time for the festival. Tom has published in literary journals beginning with every letter in the alphabet except for Q and Y. Some of those include 5 AM, Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Diode Poetry Journal, Exquisite Corpse, Five Points, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hawai'i Review, Ithaca Lit, Jeopardy, Kudzu, Los Angeles Review, Margie, New Orleans Review, Oregon East, The Pinch, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Urban SpelunkerVirginia Quarterly Review,The Writer, Xavier Review, and Zone 3.

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Steel Toe Books Table

MC Hyland

MC Hyland is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, as well as the author of several poetry chapbooks, most recently THE END PART ONE (Magic Helicopter Press), which was named by Lit Hub as a "Favorite Poetry Collection of 2017." She is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature at New York University, where she's working on a dissertation about the long history of poets' engagements with the boundary between public and private space. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects.  

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DoubleCross Press Table
Underworldly Medicine—Remedial Poetics of the Unseen
Underworlds--A Reading

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson is proud of being from Washington, DC. They’ve received fellowships and scholarships from Callaloo, Cave Canem, the Vermont Studio Center, Tin House, and Yaddo, among other organizations. Their work appears in, or is forthcoming from CALLALOO, the shade journal, Vinyl Poetry, Hayden's Ferry Review, Tin House, Indiana Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. In 2017, Taylor received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Literature from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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The Escape Is The Method: Black Fugitivity, The Outdoors, & (Re)Considering Elsewhere

Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), and many chapbooks, including most recently Providence (Belladonna*, 2016). She is an assistant professor in the University of Kansas' Graduate Creative Writing Program and an Integrated Arts Initiative Faculty Fellow at the Spencer Museum of Art. She also curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence. http://www.megankaminski.com/

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Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene

Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is the author of seven poetry collections, including American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, May 2016), long-listed for both the 2017 Julie Suk Award and the 2017 Lascaux Prize, and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. The winner of the 2017 Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, the 2016 Romeo Lemay Poetry Prize and the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, she has had work nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net awards. Her poetry, prose, playwriting and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in TheAtlantic.com, Crab Orchard Review, Cutthroat, Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, New Millennium Writings, One, Painted Bride Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Spillway, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily and Waxwing. She is co-founder/co-curator of the not-for-profit organization, SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami), and co-editor of SWWIM Every Day. 

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Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). BOMB says: “[Buck Studies] remaps the 20th century in a project that is both lyrical and epic, personal and historical.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts. douglaskearney.com

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NOPF18 Featured Performer

Dylan Krieger

DYLAN KRIEGER is an automatic meaning generator in south Louisiana, where she earned her MFA from LSU and now sunlights as a trade magazine editor. Her debut poetry collection, Giving Godhead (Delete Press, 2017), was dubbed "the best collection of poetry to appear in English in 2017" by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of dreamland trash (Saint Julian Press, 2018), no ledge left to love (Ping Pong Free Press, forthcoming), and an autobiographical meditation on the Church of Euthanasia called The Mother Wart. Find her at www.dylankrieger.com.

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Into the Macular Hole: The Future of Gurlesque Poetics

kristin LaTour

Kristin LaTour is the author of the full-length poetry collection, What Will Keep Us Alive (Sundress Publications). She has five chapbooks, with the latest forthcoming in 2018, My Heart as Miscellanea (Sundress Publications). Her poems have appeared in Menacing Hedge, Tinderbox, Massachusetts Review, Fifth Wednesday and other journals. She teaches comp at Joliet Jr. College for money and feeds her soul in Aurora, IL where she lives with her writer husband, two doggos, and her parakeet. Her website is kristinlatour.com

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The Politicized Female Body and 21st Century Poetry
Writing the Persona Poem
Sundress Publications Reading

Bill Lavender

Bill

Bill Lavender is a poet, novelist, musician, carpenter and publisher living in New Orleans. He founded Lavender Ink, a small press devoted mainly to poetry, in 1995, and he founded Diálogos, an imprint devoted to cross-cultural literatures (mostly in translation) in 2011. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in dozens of print and web journals and anthologies, with theoretical writings appearing in Contemporary Literature and Poetics Today, among others.
His ground-breaking verse memoir, Memory Wing, dubbed by Rodger Kamentetz "a contemporary autobiographical masterpiece," was published by Black Widow in 2011. His novel, Q, a neo-picaresque view of the surreal world of the future, appeared from Trembling Pillow in 2013. A chapbook, surrealism, was published in 2016 by Lavender Ink. His Amazon author page lists most of his books.

Read an interview with Bill about his poetics and about the press at Jacket2.

He is the co-founder, with Megan Burns of Trembling Pillow Press, of the New Orleans Poetry Festival.

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NOPF Co-Director
NOPF Coordinator
Lavender Ink / Diálogos Reading
The Call Girls

Hank Lazer

Hank Lazer has published twenty-five books of poetry, including Thinking in Jewish (N20) (2018, Lavender Ink), Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), Brush Mind: At Hand (2016), N24 (2014) and N18 (2012), Portions (2009), The New Spirit (2005), Elegies & Vacations (2004), and Days (2002).  Selected Poems and Essays of Hank Lazer, completed by a group of translators, was published by Central China Normal University Press in 2015.  Lazer’s Selected Poems have also been published in Italy and will be appearing shortly in Cuba (including 11 tracks for jazz-poetry improvisations with soprano saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar).  Readings and interviews can be accessed through PennSound: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Lazer.html , as well as in special issues of Plume #34 and Talisman #42.  In 2015, Lazer received Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature.  His books of criticism include Opposing Poetries (two volumes, 1996) and Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays 1996-2008 (2008).  With Charles Bernstein, he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press.  Lazer retired from the University of Alabama in January 2014 from his positions as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Creative Campus, and Professor of English. 

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Forms of Attention
Poetry & Visual Innovation: The Page as Score for Performance

Dana Teen R. Lomax

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet, filmmaker, and educator. She is the 2017 recipient of the Tiburon Arts Community Educator Award and the author of several books including _______ Is Not Goodbye (dusie kollektiv), Disclosure (Black Radish Books), Unpublishable Manuscript #43 (UbuWeb Editions), and Curren¢y (Palm Press); together with Jennifer Firestone, she edited Letters To Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia) which Cornel West called a “courageous and visionary book.” Her most recent editorial project, Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children won the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Press Prize for Excellence in North American Poetry. She lives and works in San Quentin, California.

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Black Radish Books: Thriving Nevertheless- new and forthcoming

Matt Longabucco

MATT LONGABUCCO is the author of the chapbooks Athens Notebook (Imp, 2017), The Sober Day (DoubleCross Press, 2016), and Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has appeared recently in Folder, Black Box, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Infrarealism and Alternative Community

JS Makkos

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J.S. Makkos is a writer, printmaker, and a self-described media archaeologist, having salvaged and restored historic printing equipment from at least a dozen print shops to date. Using these resources he actively runs CODEX in New Orleans, a design studio and print shop which focuses on artful production and independent publishing for local businesses, writers, and artists alike. In another capacity he curates a one-of-a-kind archive of some 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century, Nola DNA. In 2016 he toured Europe for the 100th anniversary of Dada, visiting Dadaist collections, attending exhibitions on Dadaism, worked in print various print shops, and gave a performance at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. He has instructed courses in literature, writing and publishing for Tulane, Loyola, and Delgado.

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NOPF Coordinator

Jerika Marchan

poet, informal

Jerika Marchan is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her debut full-length book SWOLE is forthcoming from Futurepoem. She was born in Manila, Philippines and lives in New Orleans. 

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Dead Bird: New Orleans
Why Women's Workshop?

Laura Mattingly

Laura Mattingly

Laura Mattingly was born in California and floated to New Orleans on a homemade raft from Kansas City down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.  She has studied poetry at University of California Santa Cruz and creative nonfiction at University of New Orleans. Journalist, bartender, unlicensed barber, and mother of six-year-old who sprints through the French Quarter in high heels already, are all on Laura's resume.  She also co-organizes the literary events of New Orleans Ladyfest annual women's poetry festival.

The Book of Incorporation, published by Language Foundry in 2012, is a book of poems inspired by reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead  during her pregnancy.  It explores themes of death and reincarnation from the vantage point of a mother preparing to host a returning soul.  She weaves the chaotic spirit-realm of the Bardo into the post-Katrina cityscape of New Orleans.

 

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NOPF Coordinator

M.B. McLatchey

M.B. McLatchey is a widely-published poet and the recipient of several literary awards, including the American Poet Prize from the American Poetry Journal and the Annie Finch Prize from the National Poetry Review.  She won the 2013 May Swenson Award for her debut poetry collection, The Lame God (Utah State Univ. Press) and Finalist Place in the New Women’s Voices Competition for her book Advantages of Believing (Finishing Line Press). Excerpts from her recently-completed memoir, Beginner’s Mind, won The Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction AwardRecently elected as Florida’s Poet Laureate for Volusia County, she is a Professor of Classics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 2017, she was featured by the Association of Writers & Writers Programs in their Spotlight for Writers-to-Watch: https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/spotlight_view/mb_mclatchey

Visit her at www.mbmclatchey.com.

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Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

pablo medina

Cuban-born Pablo Medina is the author of eighteen books, among them the poetry collections Soledades, The Island Kingdom, The Man Who Wrote on Water, and Calle Habana; the novels Cubop City Blues, The Cigar Roller, The Return of Felix Nogara, and Marks of Birth; and the memoir Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood. In 2015 he published a collection of translations from the Spanish of Virgilio Piñera titled The Weight of the Island, and in 2008 he translated (with Mark Statman) García Lorca's Poet in New York. Most recently, he translated Alejo Carpentier's seminal novel The Kingdom of This World. Medina’s work has appeared in various languages and in magazines and periodicals throughout the world.  Winner of many awards for his work, including fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Cintas Foundation, the state arts councils of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and others, Medina is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

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A Poet in New York (again)

M'Bilia Meekers

Raised in New Orleans, M'Bilia Meekers is a queer poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and Poets & Writers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following journals: the New Yorker, Guernica, the Adroit Journal, Tinderbox, Split Lip Magazine, Scalawag, Poet Lore, and more. She works in publishing and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The Escape Is The Method: Black Fugitivity, The Outdoors, & (Re)Considering Elsewhere

Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments and the forthcoming Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Drunken Boat, Prelude, Texas Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People's Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, and his virtual location is www.joe-milazzo.com.

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Bone, Memory, Muscle, Joint: The Embodied Poetics of Walking

Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author Visionware (Finishing Line Press). She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and a Florida Artist Poetry Fellowship. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Reading Queer Anthology, Bridges To/From Cuba, The Antioch Review, The Collapsar, The Notre Dame Review, The South Florida Poetry Journal,The Lavender Review, and others. She is a dual-enrollment English professor for Miami Dade Public Schools, an English professor for Miami Dade College and the Editor-In-Chief of The Orange Island Review. She resides in Miami, FL with her wife and son.

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Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

Benjamin Morris

A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is a poet, fiction writer and essayist whose work appears in such places as The Oxford American, The Edinburgh Review, and The New Orleans Review. A researcher with the Open University and a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster, he is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission and a residency from A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans. The editor or co-editor of four volumes of poetry and fiction, he is the author of Coronary (Fitzgerald Letterpress, 2011) and, most recently, Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City (Arcadia/The History Press, 2014). He lives in New Orleans. Visit his website at http://benjaminalanmorris.com.

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NOPF Coordinator
Antenna/Press Street Press: The Sister Arts in the Modern Age

Kristen Nelson

Photo of Kristen E. Nelson by Julius Schlosburg

Kristen E. Nelson is a queer writer and performer, literary activist, LGBTQ+ activist, and community builder. She is the author of the length of this gap (Damaged Goods, August 2018)  and two chapbooks: sometimes I gets lost and is grateful for noises in the dark (Dancing Girl, 2017) and Write, Dad (Unthinkable Creatures, 2012). Kristen’s poem “After the Crotalus atrox” was anthologized in The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide and nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize by University of Arizona Press. She has published work in Bombay Gin, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Tarpaulin Sky Journal, Trickhouse, and Everyday Genius, among others. Kristen shares her work frequently at venues across the United States as a featured performer for events such as the Trickhouse Journal Launch at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club, as an opening act for singer/songwriter Dar Williams at Tucson’s Rialto Theater, and as a keynote performer at LA’s Open Press Conference. www.kristenenelson.com

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The Queen of Wands: Queer Sex Magic & Poetics

Elle Aviv Newton

Elle Aviv Newton is founder and editor of Poets Reading The News, the innovative publishing platform bridging journalism and poetry, with Jenna Spagnolo. A fourth-generation Oaklander, she is writer in residence at B4BEL4B Gallery. She regularly curates visual art, performance, and poetry events in the Bay Area and is a regular contributor to KPFA Radio on Project Censored. She holds degrees in history and art criticism at Mills College. She has lived abroad extensively, most notably in Bangkok and Penang, and calls the Big Mango her second home. 
www.poetsreadingthenews.com
www.elleavivnewton.com

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Collabs, Collectives, and Communities
Journalism in Verse - The Poetics of

Biljana D. Obradovic

Biljana D. Obradovic

Biljana D. Obradović, a Serbian-American poet, translator, critic, Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Xavier University of Louisiana, has published four collections of poems, most recently Incognito (Cincinnati: WordTech Press, January 2017, see at https://www.wordtechweb.com/Obradovic.html), translations of collections of poems—into English from Serbian (Bratislav Milanović) and into Serbian from English (John Gery, Stanley Kunitz, Patrizia de Rachewiltz, Bruce Weigl, and Niyi Osundare), and two anthologies of poems, the most recent co-edited with Dubravka Djurić, Cat Painters: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry (New Orleans: Dialogos Books, Oct. 2016, lavenderink.org/sebia).

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Creation and Translation: A Panel of Translator-Poets

Izzy Oneiric

Izzy Oneiric holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in over 20 publications including Raging PelicanSource MaterialSouth Loop Review and Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants. She's the author of the chapbook From the Bombshell Shelter (Main Street Rag 2010), and the full-length collection, Crossing Bryan Ferry and Other Poems (Lavender Ink, 2016). She currently lives in New Orleans and is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree at LSU. 

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NOPF Coordinator

Mónica Teresa Ortiz

the face of a brown person in a black beanie, juxtaposed against rocks and the Pacific Ocean

mónica teresa ortiz was born and raised in Texas. Her first poetry book, muted blood, is due in Summer 2018, published by Black Radish Books. 

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Black Radish Books: Thriving Nevertheless- new and forthcoming

Andrea Panzeca

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Andrea Panzeca is the author of poetry chapbooks Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets and Weird… Joe Pesci. She earned her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing at the University of New Orleans, where she was associate nonfiction editor of Bayou Magazine. Panzeca has published poetry, memoir, and a scholarly essay on Zora Neale Hurston. She also cartoons, sculpts, dances, and teaches in New Orleans, where she lives. She grew up in Merritt Island, Florida.  http://www.andreapanzeca.com

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Barry's Place: A UNO Writers Group
That Various Field: A generative, outdoors-based experience and reflection through poetry comics

Gillian Parrish

Gillian Parrish is the mothership of spacecraftproject, a literary and arts journal that comes together through conversation and coincidence. Her poetry and translations have appeared in journals such as Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Jacket2, and Volt, and work is forthcoming in anthologies They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology Of Contemporary Collaborative Writing and Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene (edited by friends of NOPF Marthe Reed and Linda Russo). Gillian also has written on teaching as well as on ecopoetic works by Thalia Field and Yang Jian. She works as an assistant professor in the MFA program at Lindenwood University in St. Louis, where, starting in 2018, she will serve as poetry editor for The Lindenwood Review.Her first book of poems, of rain and nettles wove, is forthcoming from Singing Horse Press in early 2018.

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Forms of Attention

Lisa Pasold

Lisa Pasold

Lisa Pasold is originally from Montreal. Her 2012 book, Any Bright Horse, was nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her fifth book, The Riparian, just came out with Frontenac House, Calgary. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as Fence, Exile, and New American Writing. Lisa has taught Creative Writing at the American University in Paris and has led writing workshops across North America and France. She has worked as a journalist for diverse publications including The Chicago Tribune and Billboard Magazine; she is the host & co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show, “Paris Next Stop”. www.lisapasold.com

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Otherness/Self/Migration in 21st Century Poetic Practice

Angela Penaredondo

Angela Peñaredondo is a queer Pilipinx poet-artist-educator living and working in southern California. Angela is author of the chapbook Maroon (Jamii Publications) and All Things Lose
Thousands of Times
(Inlandia Institute, winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize). Her work has appeared in Anomaly (aka Drunken Boat), Weird Sister, Asian American Writers Workshop: The Margins, Four Way Review, Cream City Review and elsewhere. Angela is also a Kundiman and VONA/Voices of our Nations Art fellow. Learn more about Angela at www.apenaredondo.com
 

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Pilipinx/Filipinx Poetics: Language for Resistance, Renewal & Magik

Jonathan Penton

Jonathan Penton (photo by David Carlisle)

In 1998, Jonathan Penton founded UnlikelyStories.org. Since then, he has lent editorial and management assistance to a number of literary and artistic ventures, such as MadHat, Inc. and Big Bridge. He has organized literary performances, and performed himself, in places like Arkansas, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, state and DC. His poetry books are Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006), Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press/Winged City Chapbooks, 2008), and the forthcoming Standards of Sadiddy (Lit Fest Press, August 2016). He serves as Webmonkey for this site, NOLAPoetry.com. Photo by David Carlisle.

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NOPF Coordinator
NOPF Webmaster
Unlikely Stories 20th Anniversary Reading
Words of Revolution: The creation of a literary journal as social movement

Catherine Esposito Prescott

Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of the chapbooks Maria Sings (dancing girl press, 2017) and The Living Ruin (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, MiPOesias, Pleiades, Poetry East, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, The Orison Anthology, and elsewhere. Prescott earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from New York University, and she’s a cofounder of SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami), which curates a reading series and publishes work by national and international women, women-identifying, and femme-presenting writers. She lives in Miami Beach, FL with her husband and three children. www.catherineespositoprescott.com

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Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

Cassie Pruyn

Cassie Pruyn is the author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History (The History Press, 2017) and the poetry collection Lena (Texas Tech University Press, 2017), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Normal School, The Los Angeles Review, The Common, Salt Hill Journal, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. 

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Why Women's Workshop?

Michelle Puckett

Michelle Puckett is the winner of the 2009 Mary Merritt Prize in Poetry and the 2011 Poetry Ark Prize. Her poems have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Bang Out San Francisco, The Walrus, Flaneur Foundry, The Poetry Ark, and Monkey Puzzle Magazine, and she has been anthologized in "Conversations in a Wartime Cafe: A Decade of War," and she has given readings across the Bay Area. She is currently at work on a book of poems based on an archive she found inside of her family’s boarding house where Lee Harvey Oswald was living at the time of the assassination of President Kennedy. It is a beast to wrestle with. She loves it, still.

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Conjuring the Body: Praxis and Somatic Poiesis

Marthe Reed

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Marthe Reed has published five books: Nights Reading (Lavender Ink, 2014); Pleth, with j hastain (Unlikely Books, 2013); (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books, 2013); Gaze (Black Radish Books, 2010); Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink, 2007). The author of numerous chapbooks, her collaborative chap thrown, text by j hastain with Reed's collages, won the 2013 Smoking Glue Gun contest (2016). Her poetry has been published in New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, Entropy, New Orleans Review, HOW2, Fairy Tale Review, Exquisite Corpse, BlazeVOX, and The Offending Adam, among others. Reed lives in Syracuse, NY, and is co-publisher and managing editor for Black Radish Books. Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, edited with Linda Russo, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press (2018). http://www.lavenderink.org/content/authors/252

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Black Radish Books Table

Christopher Louis Romaguera

Christopher Louis Romaguera, writer

Christopher Louis Romaguera is a Cuban-American writer living in New Orleans. He has been published in The Middle Gray MagazineThe Daily BeastCurbedGrubStreet, the New Orleans Review and other publications. He traveled South America for most of this past year and is working on his first book. He is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of New Orleans.  https://www.facebook.com/chrisromaguera/

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NOPF Coordinator
Everyday Muses: Poetry Show & Tell

Susan M. Schultz

SUSAN M. SCHULTZ founded Tinfish Press, which publishes experimental poetry (and some prose) from the Pacific, in 1995. She is author of many books of poetry, poetic prose, and criticism, including several volumes of Memory Cards (most recently from Talisman House) and two volumes of Dementia Blog (Singing Horse Press). She teaches reading and writing at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa in Honolulu, and loves the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Forms of Attention
Tinfish Press Table

Nora Seilheimer

Nora Seilheimer is a Michigander and nonfiction MFA candidate at University of New Orleans. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and two cats where she is the Associate Editor of Bayou Magazine and teaches a weekly yoga class to female inmates at Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. She is a proud double Scorpio with a figure skating past that she writes about often. Her work is published or forthcoming in Midwestern GothicLongleaf Review, and Chicago Athlete Magazine. You can also find her on Twitter @nslhmr or at nseilheimer.wordpress.com

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Bayou Magazine Table

Sarah Sgro

Sarah Sgro is the author of the forthcoming full-length collection If The Future Is A Fetish (YesYes Books 2019) and the chapbook Without Them I Am Still A Mother (Letter [r] Press 2017). She lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she serves as Poetry Editor for the Yalobusha Review and reads poetry submissions for Muzzle. She is from New York and previously worked as an editorial assistant for Guernica. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, ANMLYThe OffingDREGINALDThe BoilerTAGVVERK, and other journals. Her website is sarah-sgro.com

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Into the Macular Hole: The Future of Gurlesque Poetics

Prageeta Sharma

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Asian /American /Experiment

Christopher Shipman

Chris Shipman

Most recently, Chris Shipman is co-author with Vincent Cellucci of A Ship on the Line (Unlikely Books), co-author with Brett Evans of T. Rex Parade (Lavender Ink), and author of a chapbook of short prose pieces, The Movie My Murderer Makes (The Cupboard). His work appears in journals such as Cimarron Review, PANK, and Salt Hill, among many others. Shipman's poem, "The Three-Year Crossing," was a winner of the 2015 Motionpoems Big Bridges prize, judged by Alice Quinn. Shipman lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter and teaches English and creative writing at St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

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NOPF Coordinator

Larissa Shmailo

Larissa Shmailo, poet

Larissa Shmailo is a poet, translator, novelist, critic and editor. Her latest book of poetry is Medusa's Country (MadHat Press) and her latest novel is Patient Women (BlazeVOX Books). She is the editor of the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and translator of the Russian avant-garde opera, Victory over the Sun. Larissa's poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism; tracks are available from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital distributors. For more information about her writing, recordings, and translations, please visit Larissa's website at www.larissashmailo.com and her Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larissa_Shmailo 

Events:
Unlikely Stories 20th Anniversary Reading

Diana E.H. Shortes

Diana E.H. Shortes

Diana E.H. Shortes has been living and working as a performing artist, poet, educator and yoga instructor in New Orleans since the year 2000. Born in Austin, TX and raised in Galveston, Lake Jackson, San Francisco, Cleveland, Moorehead, Nashville, Clarksville and Yellow Springs, Diana is part of the Drama Department faculty at NOCCA. She is a two time Big Easy Award recipient for Best Actress. Diana’s original solo works include The Baroness Undressed, a butoh-burlesque-biography of Micaela Almonester of New Orleans, Baroness de Pontalba and White Sauce and DiaperBabies, a look at the life and work of poet Anne Sexton.

Events:
Otherness/Self/Migration in 21st Century Poetic Practice

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith is the founding editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she received her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature: Language Theory, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in the Poetics Program; she is currently working toward an MFA in Poetry from Miami University (Ohio). She is the author of many chapbooks including The Lover is Absent (above/ground 2017) and Trauma Mouth (Dusie 2015) and two full-length books of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006) and Life-List (Chax Press 2015).

Events:
Coven/Bloof Press Reading

Erin Elizabeth Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith is the Creative Director at the Sundress Academy for the Arts and the Managing Editor of Sundress Publications and The Wardrobe. She is the author of two full-length collections and the editor of two anthologies, Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity and Not Somewhere Else But Here: Contemporary Poems on Women and Place. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Ecotone, Mid-American, Crab Orchard Review, Cimarron Review, and Willow Springs, among other. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi and teaches in the English Department at the University of Tennessee, where she is also the Jack E. Reese Writer in the Library.

Events:
Sundress Publications Table

Katy Simpson Smith

Katy Simpson Smith was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She received a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. Her writing has also appeared in The Oxford AmericanGrantaLiterary HubGarden & GunCatapult, and Lenny. She lives in New Orleans.

Events:
Lonely Voices: Storytelling, Character, and Place

Kimberly Ann Southwick

Kimberly Ann Southwick is an Aries with a Capricorn Moon & Ascendant. She is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS, which has been in print since 2009. Her most recent poetry chapbook is EFS & VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press, October 2015. She is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Poems of hers have been a finalist for the 2016 Yemassee Poetry Prize and a semi-finalist for the Beecher's Magazine 2016 Poetry Prize. In May 2017, she starred in Revision, a production by the Milena Theater Group. She has blogged for the Ploughshares blog and Real Pants. She currently lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with her husband and their dog, Jasper. See more over at kimberlyannsouthwick.com and follow her on twitter @kimannjosouth.

Events:
Gigantic Sequins Table
Hyacinth Girl Press Reading

Jenna Spagnolo

Jenna Spagnolo (they/them) is a trans activist, cultural producer and poet from Washington DC. They're in New Orleans with the team from Poets Reading the News, the world's only newspaper written by poets. Jenna has shared poetry through radio shows, film festivals, podcasts, and events around the country. You can learn more about their work through the website, www.PoetsReadingTheNews.com.

Events:
Collabs, Collectives, and Communities

Rosalyn Spencer

Rosalyn Spencer graduated from the University of Louisiana with a B.A. in English and a minor in Women Studies. She has a Masters in Library Science from North Carolina Central University, directs Project S.O.U.N.D. (an arts and activism group), coordinates children’s programs at the Thensted Center in Grand Coteau, Louisiana and teaches English and Language Arts in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. She is a freelance writer, advocate and supporter of the arts in education.

Events:
Unlikely Stories Table
Words of Revolution: The creation of a literary journal as social movement

Nomi Stone

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Poems appear recently or will soon in The New Republic, The New England Review, Tin House, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best American Poetry 2016, Guernica, and widely elsewhere. Kill Class is based on two years of fieldwork she conducted within war trainings in mock Middle Eastern villages erected by the US military across America. Stone has a PhD in anthropology from Columbia, an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson and is currently a research fellow at Princeton. 

Events:
Slimy "I": Lyric Affinities in the End Times

Priscilla Celina Suarez

Priscilla Celina Suarez was the 2015-17 McAllen Poet Laureate and co-founder of the Gloria Anzaldua Legacy Project. A co-author of the Texas State Library’s Bilingual Programs chapter, her work appears in such venues as ¡Juventud!: Growing up on the Border and Along the River III: Dark Voices from the Río Grande. She’s a proud member of the Chocholichex Writing Collective and is an editor for Latino Book Review, where she currently reviews YA literature.

Events:
Vale la Pena: Writing in the Borderlands

Rodrigo Toscano

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry, Explosion Rocks Springfield, is just out from Fence Books. His previous books include, Deck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater (National Poetry Series selection). To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities.  His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Angels of the Americlypse, Imagined Theatres, In the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry He works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. Toscano lives in the Bayou Saint John Faubourg of New Orleans. 

Events:
NOPF Coordinator

Jacqueline Allen Trimble

Jacqueline Allen Trimble lives and writes in Montgomery, Alabama, where she is a professor of English and chairs the Department of Languages and Literatures at Alabama State University.  Her work has appeared in various online and print publications including The Louisville Review, The Offing, and Blue Lake ReviewAmerican Happiness (2016), her first collection, is published by NewSouth Books and won the Balcones Poetry Prize.   She is a Cave Canem fellow and the recipient of a 2017 literary arts fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Find her online at jacquelineallentrimble.com.

 

Events:
The Politicized Female Body and 21st Century Poetry

Laura Vena

Laura Vena is a writer, artist, curator and translator whose work has appeared in Bombay Gin, Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1913 Press First Book Award by John Keene for her manuscript, x/she: stardraped. Laura teaches at the California Institute of the Arts, is Fiction Editor at Entropy Magazine, and is the founder of the organization www.blockheadbrigade.org. Laura resides in Long Beach, CA, between the mouths of the L.A. and San Gabriel Rivers and can be found online at www.lauravena.com.

Events:
Bone, Memory, Muscle, Joint: The Embodied Poetics of Walking

Kim Vodicka

Kim Vodicka is the author of two poetry collections: Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow Press, 2012) and Psychic Privates (White Stag, 2018 [forthcoming]). She is also responsible for the Psychic Privates EP (TENDE RLOIN, 2017) as well as the Psychic Privates comic book series (Oily Pelican Press). Her poems, art, and other creations have been featured in Spork, Epiphany, Industrial Lunch, Smoking Glue Gun, Luna Luna Magazine, Paper Darts, The Volta, Tarpaulin Sky, Makeout Creek, Mojo, Best American Experimental Writing (BAX) 2015, Nasty!, and many others. Cruise her at kimvodicka.com. She performs with Josh Stevens is a Memphis-based multi-instrumentalist. A singer/songwriter by day and psychedelic sonic architect by night, he has an affinity for all things pedals and noises that project onto as many astral planes as possible. A luthier by trade, he follows his prowess and love for music to its core structure and foundation. Cruise him at https://gloriousabhor.bandcamp.com/releases.

Events:
Trembling Pillow Press Reading

Jon Wagner

Presenter: Bone, Memory, Muscle, Joint: The Embodied Poetics of Walking

Jon Wagner is a former Director of the MFA Writing Program at California Institute of the Arts where he is a core faculty member in the School of Critical Studies. He is also a Visiting Professor of Film Theory in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California where he received his PhD in Film Studies. In addition to essays on film, video, and documentary, he has published poetry, translations, and studies of modern French literature, including the work of Saint-John Perse, Yves Bonnefoy, and Marguerite Duras. With Lynne Goodhart he edited, translated, and introduced the book Fugitive Suns; Selected Poetry of Andrée Chedid (Green Integer 37, 1999). With Tracy Biga MacLean he published a seminal study on the cinematic representation of television, Television at the Movies: Cinematic and Critical Responses to American Broadcasting (Continuum, 2008). His book with Denise Spampinato, Reality’s Written Language: A Critical Anthology of Classical and Contemporary Film Theory appeared in its First Edition from Cognella Academic Publishers in 2017.

Events:
Bone, Memory, Muscle, Joint: The Embodied Poetics of Walking

Brendan Walsh

Brendan Walsh is the author of three collections of poetry, Buddha vs. Bonobo (Sutra Press, 2017), Go (Aldrich Press, 2016), and Make Anything Whole (Five Oaks Press, 2015). His poems have appeared in Glass PoetryWisconsin Review, Elsewhere, Coldnoon, and Mudfish. Brendan has lived and taught in South Korea, Laos, and South Florida. 

Events:
Creatures of Becoming

Andrew Wessels

Andrew Wessels

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His writing can be found in VOLT, Witness, Fence, Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHubTammy Journal, Faultline, and Colorado Review, among others. Semi Circle, a chapbook of his translations of the Turkish poet Nurduran Duman, was published by Goodmorning Menagerie in 2016. His first book, published by 1913 Press, is A Turkish Dictionary. Find more here.

Events:
Bone, Memory, Muscle, Joint: The Embodied Poetics of Walking

Maggie Woodward

Maggie Woodward lives in Los Angeles, where she’s pursuing a PhD in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the chapbook FOUND FOOTAGE (Porkbelly Press, 2017) & earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Mississippi. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlas Review, Devil’s Lake, New South Review, TagvverkScum Magazine, & elsewhere. Previously, she served as Senior Editor of the Yalobusha Review & curated the Trobar Ric Reading Series in Oxford, MS. You can find her online at www.maggie-woodward.com.

Events:
Into the Macular Hole: The Future of Gurlesque Poetics

Elisabeth Workman

Elisabeth Workman

Elisabeth Workman is a poet and writer with a background in dance. The author of numerous chapbooks, Ultramegaprairieland (Bloof Books 2014), and via Dusie Press the new release ENDLESSNESS IS NO DESOLATIONshe teaches writing at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and co-curates the reading series Next Poetix.

Events:
Underworldly Medicine—Remedial Poetics of the Unseen
Underworlds--A Reading

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright poet

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a publisher, critic, eco-activist, artist, and is best known as a poet. He is the author of 15 books of verse, including most recently Blue Lyre from Dos Madres Press and Radio Poems from The Operating System. 
Wright first studied at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church with Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, and Jim Brodey. Wright also taught at the Poetry Project and served on the Board. He earned an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College where he studied with Allen Ginsberg and also taught. For many years, Wright ran Cover Magazine, The Underground National, which covered all the arts. 
Wright has been an ardent community garden advocate, defending them from political and real estate interests and helping them to develop governmental proceduress and increase membership. 
New poetry by Wright is included in New American Writing, 2017. He is a regular contributor to American Book Review and is a 2018 Kathy Acker Award winner. Currently, he stages events showcasing artists and writers at KGB Lit Bar and La MaMa ETC in NYC, in conjunction with his art and poetry journal, Live Mag! 
www.livemag.com
www.jeffreycypherswright.com
 

Events:
Live Mag! Roundup with The Operating System, and Dos Madres Press Table
Collabs, Collectives, and Communities

Mike Young

Mike Young

Mike Young is the author of two poetry collections: 2014’s Sprezzatura and 2010’s We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, which was selected by readers of The Believer as one of the Top 20 Poetry Books of 2010.

He is also the author of the 2010 story collection Look! Look! Feathers, which Publishers Weekly called "relevant, wise, and immensely enjoyable.” In 2015, Black Cake Records released his first album, Imagine a Fire You Can Wear as a Coat.

For seven years, he's run Magic Helicopter Press, whose titles have been noticed in the New York TimesNylon, The Rumpus, American Book Review, Poetry Foundation, Best American Poetry, BOMB, and more. Young lives in Santa Fe, NM.

Events:
Magic Helicopter Press Table