If You Like Me You Might Love Me Reading in Cleveland Thursday or Reading in Denver Saturday
This is happening tomorrow. If you live near Cleveland you can go. If you do not live near Cleveland you are not allowed to go. Sorry.
The Cleveland State University Poetry Center and the Department of English present:
A Reading and Book Signing with Poets Jason Koo, Simone Muench, and Mathias Svalina
Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 pm
Main Classroom 134, 1899 East 22 Street
Jason Koo is the author of the poetry collection Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009), winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize. His poems and prose have appeared in such journals as Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, North American Review, Verse, and The Yale Review. He is the recipient of a 2009 fellowship in creative writing from the NEA. Koo, a native Clevelander, currently resides in New York City, where he teaches at NYU and Lehman College, and serves as Poetry Editor of Low Rent.
Simone Muench is the author of Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010), Lampblack & Ash (Sarabande, 2005), and The Air Lost in Breathing (Helicon Nine, 2000). She is Director of the Writing Program at Lewis University, where she teaches creative writing and film studies. Currently, she serves on the advisory board for Switchback Books, and is an editor for Sharkforum. She lives in Chicago.
Mathias Svalina is the author of Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009), as well as four chapbooks and four chapbook-length collaborations. His work has appeared in such journals as Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and jubilat. He is the co-editor of Octopus Magazine and the press Octopus Books.
Free and Open to the Public
Or you might love me in Justin Marks' thorax:
Then Saturday I'll be back in Denver, reading at the release party for a new locally-grown magazine The Umbrella Factory. They say this:
Umbrella Factory Magazine presents it's first reading
at Fluid Coffee Bar (19th & Pennsylvania, Denver)
February 27th, 7:30 - 9:30p.
We're excited to have Mathias Svalina, Julie Carr, and J. Michael Martinez reading, and we're pretty sure you'll regret not showing up. Bios below:
J. Michael Martinez’s writings have appeared in Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Colorado Review, on NPR, and, most recently, in Quarterly West, Eleven Eleven, Copper Nickel, and Parthenon West . He is the recipient of the 2006 Five Fingers Review Poetry Prize; his collection Heredities was selected by Juan Felipe Herrera for the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award and will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2010.
Julie Carr is the author of four books of poetry: Mead: An Epithalamion,
Equivocal, 100 Notes on Violence, which won the Sawtooth Poetry Award for
2009, and the forthcoming Sarah-of Fragments and Lines, a National Poetry
Series winner. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Nation, Boston
Review, and American Poetry Review. She is the co-publisher (with Tim Roberts)
of Counterpath Press and teaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mathias Svalina's first book, Destruction Myth, is out from Cleveland State University Press. He is the author of five chapbooks, and the co-author of another five. His work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Boston Review, Diagram, Jubilat, and many other journals. With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He teaches and lives in Denver.
Any questions? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org