Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series.
UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00-8:30pm.
$10.00 ($2 discount if you follow @MrHipPresents on Twitter or wear a bow-tie)
Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (Coconut Books, 2014), as well as three chapbooks: Bone Matter (The Lettered Streets Press), No Good (H_NGM_N), and girl erases girl (dancing girl press). Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bat City Review, Denver Quarterly, Poor Claudia, Powderkeg, Sink Review, and The Volta, among others. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and lives in Brooklyn.
Tadeusz Dąbrowski – (b. 1979) Poet, essayist, critic. Editor of the literary bimonthly Topos and the art director of the European Poet of Freedom Festival. He has been published in many journals in Poland and abroad: The New Yorker, Boston Review, Agni, American Poetry Review, Tin House, Harvard Review, Little Star Weekly, Crazyhorse, The Common, BODY, Poetry Daily, Guernica, 3 Quarks Daily, Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Reader, Shearsman, Poetry Ireland, Poetry Wales, 3:AM, Seam, Other Poetry, iota.
MATTHEW SIEGEL'S FIRST BOOK BLOOD WORK WON THE 2015 FELIX POLLAK PRIZE IN POETRY FROM UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. HE WAS A WALLACE STEGNER FELLOW AT STANFORD AND HOLDS DEGREES FROM UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AND BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY. HE CURRENTLY TEACHES LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING AT SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. (SKYPING FROM LONDON).
Sara Eliza Johnson grew up in Stratford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Cornell University and received her MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Best New Poets 2009, Crab Orchard Review, Tampa Review, Memorious, Vinyl, Pleiades,Meridian, TriQuarterly Online, and Salt Hill, as well as the anthologies Read Women and February, and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets website. Her first book, Bone Map (Milkweed, 2014), won the 2013 National Poetry Series.
Cecily Iddings (Skyping)
Jon D. Lee has a Ph.D. in Folklore, and is working on an MFA in poetry from Lesley University. He is the author of three books, including the academic monograph An Epidemic of Rumors, and the poetry collection These Around Us. He lives in Boston with his wife and son, and lectures at various universities.
Musical Guest: Kyle Aaron