Sunday, September 13, 2009

Reader Bios

OCTOBER 8th READERS (Jillian Weise, Micah Ling, Nate Pritts, and Nathan Graziano)

Jillian Weise is just back from a Fulbright to Argentina where she worked with Darwin's notebooks and helped translate Bob Dylan's first novel into Spanish. Her books are The Amputee's Guide to Sex and The Colony, a novel forthcoming this spring. Recent poems are featured on PBS's Poetry Everywhere and in TIn House. Since leaving Cincinnati, she has been teaching workshops and seminars at Clemson University. She hopes you will crash the Clemson Literary Festival in April.

Micah Ling is the author of the collection Three Islands, which is forthcoming from sunnyoutside press. She earned her MFA at Indiana University. Her poems have appeared in Harpur Palate, Flyway, Fifth Wednesday and others. Her chapbook, Thoughts on Myself, was published by Finishing Line Press. She teaches writing and literature classes at Indiana University and at Butler University. She also serves as Deputy Editor for Keyhole Magazine. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Nate Pritts is the author of two full length books of poetry - Sensational Spectacular and Honorary Astronaut - with a third, The Wonderfull Yeare, due in early 2010. The founder & editor of H_NGM_N, Nate teaches poetry at the Downtown Writers Center/YMCA in Syracuse, NY.

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He is the author of Teaching Metaphors (sunnyoutside, 2007), Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2004), Frostbite (Green Bean Press, 2002) and seven chapbooks of poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in Rattle, Night Train, Freight Stories, The Coe Review, The Owen Wister Review, and others. His third book of poetry, After the Honeymoon, will be published in fall 2009 by sunnyoutside press. For more information, visit his website:

*Please note, this reading is on the third Friday of the month rather than our usual second Thursday*

Allison Titus's first book, Sum of Every Lost Ship, is forthcoming from CSU Press. Her chapbook, Instructions from the Narwhal, won the first annual Boom Chapbook contest from Bateau Press. She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and their three dogs.

Mathias Svalina is the author of numerous chapbooks & the full length book Destruction Myth from the CSU Poetry Center. He is a coeditor of Octopus Magazine & the small press Octopus Books. He lives & teaches writing in Denver.

Matt McBride received his MFA from Bowing Green State University where he was the recipient of a Devine fellowship. His chapbook, The Space between Stars, was released by Kent State’s Wick Poetry press in 2007. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming from Alice Blue, Cranky, Dark Sky Magazine, Marginalia, Packingtown Review, Past Simple, Phoebe, Poet Lore, and The Toledo City Paper. Currently he is a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati and works as a poetry reader for Memorious Magazine.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2009/2010 Readings @ the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Sept. 10: Laura Sims, Shelly Taylor, and Ruth Williams

Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.: Jillian Weise, Nathan Graziano, Nate Pritts, and Micah Ling

Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. [PLEASE NOTE: This reading is on the third Friday of the month rather than our usual second Thursday]: Allison Titus, Matt McBride, and Mathias Svalina


January 14 at 7 p.m.: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Jen Tynes, and Sandra Simonds

February 11 at 7 p.m.: Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Lesley Jenike, and Lily Brown

March 11 at 7 p.m.: Christine Hume, Richard Greenfield, and Julie Carr

More 2010 readings to be announced.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Revisit August's Reading with Your Ears

Readings by Eric Baus, Gina Myers and Dana Ward are now available on PennSound. Thanks, Michael!

Please join us for the Sept. 10 reading featuring Laura Sims, Shelly Taylor, and Ruth Williams.

October's readers are Jillian Weise and sunnyoutside press authors' Nathan Graziano and Micah Ling.