Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saturday Oct. 28, 7PM: Matt Hart, Karla Kelsey & Aaron McCollough

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collection, Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and the chapbooks, Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005) & Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006). His work has appeared in many print and online journals, including The Canary, Coconut, Lungfull! & Octopus . A co-founder and editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Ohio with his wife & daughter & teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

2 Poems in Coconut #5
5 Poems in Siren #1
2 Poems in Alice Blue Review #1
3 Poems in Konundrum Engine Literary Review
Sonnet collaborations w/Ethan Paquin in Tarpaulin Sky

The website for his band Travel (all the tracks can be downloaded for free)

Karla Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Denver (PhD) & the Iowa Writer's Workshop (MFA). Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary, her first book of poems, won the 2005 Sawtooth Poetry prize judged by Carolyn Forche & is out from Ahsahta Press. She has recently finished a book-length manuscript based on the sonnet called Iteration Nets; poems from this book can be found in recent issues of the Denver Quarterly, Bird Dog, & the New Review of Literature. Along with her husband Peter & dog Jessa-Belle she lives on the Susquehanna River.

An Introduction & Poems in The Boston Review
1 Poem in GutCult
6 Poems in Drunken Boat

Aaron McCollough's third book of poems, Little Ease, was released in September by Ahsahta Press. His other books include Double Venus (Salt, 2003) and Welkin (Ahsahta, 2002). McCollough lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the editor of the online poetry magazine GutCult.

2 Poems on Jacket
1 Poem on Typo
4 Poems on Word/For Word
2 Longer Poems on Slope

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Friday, Sept 22, 7pm at The Sheldon Art Gallery: Grace Bauer, Gabriel Gudding & Nathan Bartel

Nathan Bartel grew up in the Colorado Rockies, & recieved his MFA at the University of Montana, where he was a Richard Hugo scholar. Hewas a 2004 Ruth Lilly Fellow, & a 2005-2006 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. He has published poems & reviews in Cutbank, The Common Review & Shankpainter. He teaches at his undergraduate alma mater, Bethel College, & lives in Newton, KS.

Grace Bauer’s is the author of Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006) and The Women At The Well (Portals Press, 1997), as well as three chapbooks of poems: Where You’ve Seen Her (Pennywhistle Press), The House Where I’ve Never Lived (Anabiosis Press), and Field Guide To The Ineffable: Poems On Marcel Duchamp (Snail’s Pace Press). Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including: Arts & Letters, Colorado Review, Doubletake, Margie, Poetry, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, and others. She has received an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and Individual Artist Grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council, as well as fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She is co-editor (with Julie Kane) of the anthology, Umpteen Ways Of Looking At A Possum: Creative And Critical Responses To Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press). In August 2006, her manuscript was chosen by Robert Pack as winner of the Idaho Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript, Retreats & Recognitions, will be published by Lost Horse Press in 2007. She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Gabriel Gudding is the author of two books, A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series, 2002) and rhode island notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008), the latter being a book he wrote entirely in his car during 25 roundtrips on the highways between Providence, RI and Normal, IL. A resident of Normal, Illinois since 2002, he is an Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Illinois State University. He is a trained mediator for the university and practices Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. A winner of the Starrett Prize, the Nation Discovery Award, his work appears in such venues as New American Writing, LIT, Fence, American Poetry Review, Sentence, Jacket, and in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). He serves on the Board of Directors for the internationalist magazine Mandorla: New Writing from the Americans/ Nueva Escritura de las Américas. He has begun two creative writing programs in prisons and maintains a blog, Conchology. And oh yeah: "Gudding" rhymes with pudding.