Sunday, April 27, 2014
Doors open at 7:00pm - Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
21 and over only.
$5 suggested donation. There will be a cash bar.
Melissa Broder is the author of three collections of poems, including the recently released Scarecrone and Meat Heart. Poems appear in The Iowa Review, Fence, Guernica, The Awl, The Missouri Review, et al. The Chicago Tribune says her poetry "risks the divine" and Flavorwire calls her work "unbelievable and overwhelming for its imaginative power alone." She has a cult following of about 10K teen girls, and a few grownups, on twitter.
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney’s first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. His second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. It was also a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in 2010. His third collection is Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014). He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Coat Hanger award, and fellowships at Idyllwild and Cave Canem. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts.
Jan Richman's novel Thrill-Bent came out last year from Tupelo Press. Her collection of poems, Because the Brain Can Be Talked Into Anything, won the 1994 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was published by Louisiana State University Press. She has received an NEA Grant in Literature, a Nation/Discovery Award from the Nation magazine, the Celia B. Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Felix Pollack Poetry Prize from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from New York University, and her writing has been published in many periodicals, including The Kenyon Review, Five Fingers Review, Log, The Nation, Negative Capability, Ploughshares, and ZYZZYVA. She lives in San Francisco, California, and has performed her work on the radio and in bookstores, bars, theaters, garages, tattoo shops, cafes, living rooms, and funerals.
Wendy Oleson lives in Los Feliz with her partner, Shannon, and their furkid, Winston. She has a BA from Amherst College, an MFA from Oregon State, and with some luck, she'll be freshly PhD-ed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she served as senior fiction reader for Prairie Schooner, in time for the Rhapsodomancy reading. Her stories have received multiple Pushcart nominations and appear in Copper Nickel, The MacGuffin, Baltimore Review,Smokelong Quarterly Anthology: Best of the First Ten Years, Hobart, [PANK] and elsewhere. Last Spring, Karen Russell chose her story for Washington Square Review’s 2013 Fiction Award, and you can read her essay deconstructing a period of cohabitation with a former child actor through the lens of Henry James’s Turn of the Screw in the current issue of The Journal.