March 19: FIELD//SWEATT//KRUIS//GUEZ//SCHAEFER
Farrah Field is the author of Wolf and Pilot and Rising(Four Way Books, 2009) and the chapbook Parents (Immaculate Disciples Press, 2011). Her poems and essays have appeared in many publications including Sixth Finch, Ploughshares, Harp & Altar, Lit, Typo, La Petite Zine, and Drunken Boat. Two of her poems were selected by Kevin Young for The Best American Poetry 2011. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Harp & Altar andColdfront. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-hosts an event series called Yardmeter Editions. She occasionally
blogs atadultish.blogspot.com and is co-owner of Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
Kiely Sweatt spent the last 5 years in Barcelona, where she started up Prostibulo Poetico and co directed Tri Lengua, a multilingual reading series, which she now no co directs with Ray DeJesus in NY. She is founding editor of Libro Rojo, and co-editor of The Translation Book, Volume 1. Her work has appeared on/in Best American Poetry blog, Shampoo, Sawbuck Review, Leveler and PaxAmericana among others. Her book “origin of” is out with Patasola Press and she has a chapbook forthcoming with Dancing Girl Press called “A Home Big Enough for Remembering.” She works as a Project Facilitator at Hyper Island and lives in Brooklyn.
Gabriel Kruis is a New Mexican poet who lives in Brooklyn & runs The Shitluck reading series at the Tip Top Bar & Grill alongside the poet & total BAMF, Caroline Gormley. He is a member of PeopleHerd.
Julia Guez is a Fulbright Fellow with a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. Poetry and prose have previously appeared or will soon be forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, DIAGRAM and Washington Square.
Ryan Paul Schaefer is currently a MFA candidate at Brooklyn College. He received his BA in English from U.C Berkeley where he studied with Lyn Hejinian, C.S. Giscombe and Geoffrey G. O’Brien; while at Berkeley he worked as the poetry editor for the Berkeley Poetry Review and the Cal Literary Arts Magazine; he is now the poetry editor at the Brooklyn Review.