EOAGH Lunch Poems Reading
at the CUNY Chapbook Festival
featuring Abigail Child, Jaime Shearn Coan, EC Crandall, Paolo Javier, Patricia Spears Jones, Burt Kimmelman, and Susan Landers
Friday, May 3 at 1 PM
at the CUNY Chapbook Festival
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Hosted by Tim Trace Peterson
Abigail Child is a media artist and writer whose original montage pushes the envelope of sound-image relations. Child is the author of 5 books of poetry (A Motive for Mayhem, Scatter Matrix and Artificial Memory among them) and a book of critical writings: THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film from University of Alabama Press (2005). Her newest book of poetry, MOUTH TO MOUTH is forthcoming from EOAGH Books this summer. Child has taught film/video production and history at various schools and is currently Senior Faculty at SMFA, Boston. Her home is in NYC.Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York, teaches creative writing and literature at City College, and leads a long-standing writing workshop with LGBT elders through the NY Writers coalition. His poems have appeared in several journals and his artist book, Dear Someone, the product of a collaborative queer letter-writing project, is distributed through Printed Matter. A 2012 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow, Jaime has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Saltonstall Arts Colony.
EC Crandall's poems have been published in PANK, Jupiter 88, Gay Shame, and The Trans Literary Reader. Crandall is co-author of the satiric novel Executive Privilege, and teaches in the University Writing Program at Columbia University.
Paolo Javier is the current Queens Borough Poet Laureate. Author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Feeling is Actual (Marsh Hawk Press), Javier is also as the publisher of a Queens-based tiny press, 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com).
Patricia Spears Jones is poet and playwright and author of Painkiller (2010), Femme du Monde (2006) and The Weather That Kills (1994) and three chapbooks. She edited Think: Poems For Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Hat/ (2009) and Ordinary Women: An Anthology of Poetry by New York City Women (1978) and is editing 30 Days Hath September for the Black Earth Institute blog. Poems and prose are featured in African Voices, The Agni Review, Bomb, Barrow Street, Calabar, Callaloo, www.kwelijournal.org, Fifth Wednesday, The Oxford American, The Southampton Review, and TriQuarterly.
Burt Kimmelman has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent The Way We Live (Dos Madres Press, 2011); Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 - 2013 (BlazeVOX [books]) is forthcoming. He has also published a number of books of criticism and scores of essays on medieval, modern, and contemporary poetry. He teaches at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Susan Landers is the author of 248 mgs, a panic picnic (O Books), Covers (O Books), 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style (Least Weasel), and What I Was Tweeting While You Were On Facebook (forthcoming, Perfect Lovers Press). Her latest project, Franklinstein, is a mash-up of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Gertrude Stein's Making of Americans, and the history of one Philadelphia neighborhood. She blogs about this project at susanlanders.tumblr.com.