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), Standards of Sadiddy (Lit Fest Press, 2016), andthe free e-chap BACKSTORIES (Argotist Ebooks, 2017). He serves as Webmonkey for this site, NOLAPoetry.com. Photo by David Carlisle.
Poets and Publishing
Unlikely Books Table
Unlikely Stories 20th Anniversary Reading
Words of Revolution: The creation of a literary journal as social movement
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