Friday, October 22, 2010

November Reading

Please join us on November 11th, 7PM, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center located at 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Check out our readers' bios below.

Michael Earl Craig is the author of three collections of poetry: Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006) and Can You Relax in My House (Fence Books, 2002). He received a BA in English Literature from the University of Montana, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts. His poems have been published in various print and online journals, including Provincetown Arts, The Iowa Review, The Believer, HoboEye, Octopus Magazine, FENCE, jubilat, and Denver Quarterly, as well as anthologized in Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems (Verse Press, 2004) and Poems About Horses (Everyman’s Library Pocket Series, 2009). He lives in Livingston, Montana, where is a Certified Journeyman Farrier, shoeing horses for a living.

Seth Michael Berg earned his MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and since has been bouncing around the country teaching, tending bar, sculpting, writing, and occasionally snowshoeing. His poems and fiction can be found in Connecticut Review, Lake Effect, Word Riot, JMWW, 13th Warrior Review, Chiron Review, BlazeVOX, Pike Magazine, Disappearing City Literary Review, and Dark Sky Magazine, among others. Muted Lines From Someone Else's Memory is his debut collection and the winner of Dark Sky Books 2009 book contest. Berg lives in Minneapolis with his photographer wife, Ashley, their supernatural son, Oak, and their Saint Bernard, Icarus. When not working, Berg can most likely be found indulging his addiction to hot sauce or slowing down somewhere in a forest.

Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions, 2008), as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003), which Publishers Weekly included on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2003, Amazon included on its list of Best Memoirs of 2003, and Esquire Magazine named one of its eight Best Books of the Year 2003. Her poems and prose have appeared in Mike and Dale's Younger Poets, The Boston Review, Typomag, Jacket, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Coconut, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in Body Electric (Norton), From Poe to the Present: Great American Prose Poems (Scribner), State of the Union (Wave Books), and Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days (Iowa UP). Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow, she serves as a Poetry Editor of FENCE Magazine and is on the advisory boards of FENCE Magazine/FENCE Books and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Oct. 14th Reading: A Pictorial

A few photos to entice you to our next Bon Mot/ley Reading....

Erin Keane channeling the tattooed lady from her collection Death Defying Acts.

Keith Banner detailing the humorous and poignant rise and fall of a Midwestern drag queen.

F. Daniel Rzicznek reading poems heavily influenced by nature on a day heavily influenced by the season of "fall."

And, if that's not enough, we always & chats with our readers!