Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 6th Anthony McCann, Robyn Schiff and Matthew Rohrer

Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of I ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these two collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He has taught English as a Second Language in the former Czechoslovakia, South Korea and Nicaragua, as well as in New York City. Currently he lives in Los Angeles, where he works with Machine Project and teaches in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts.

Robyn Schiff is the author of Revolver (2008) and Worth (2002). She teaches at the University of Iowa and co-edits Canarium Books with Lyn Xu, Joshua Edwards and Nick Twemlow.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Next Big Thing." His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 22nd with Alissa Nutting and Janet Mitchell

Alissa NuttingJanet Mitchell

Alissa NuttingAlissa Nutting is the author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, winner of the 6th Starcherone Books Prize for Innovative Fiction, chosen by Ben Marcus. She was born in rural Michigan and received a BA degree from the University of Florida and an MFA degree from the University of Alabama, where she served as Editor for the Black Warrior Review. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Fence, BOMB, the fairy tale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, as well as many other journals. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she has received Cobain and Schaeffer Fellowships in Fiction. She is fiction editor of the literary journal Witness and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review.

Janet MitchellJanet Mitchell is a writer and filmmaker. Her debut collection, The Creepy Girl and other stories, won the 5th Annual Starcherone Prize and was named 1 of the 12 best books of 2010 (staff of Small Press Distribution). Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Quarterly, The Pomona Valley Review, and is forthcoming in Gargoyle. Her work has also been optioned by Lifetime Television as well as by independent producers. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She was born and raised in South Jersey, where her heart still resides.