August 31st: Clark, DeJesús, Byrum, Blau
Jackie Clark is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week, both on Coldfront. She is the author of two chapbooks, Red Fortress, from H_NGM_N, and Office Work from Greying Ghost Press. Her third chapbook, I Live Here Now, will be out in December from Lame House Press. She lives in Jersey City and can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.
Ray DeJesús was born, raised, and still resides in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has been published in The Best American Poetry’s Blog, Maggy Poetry Magazine, Augury Books, G(O)BBet Magazine, and Peaches and Bats. Poems in Gondola (Michael Schiavo, editor), and Pax Americana are forthcoming.
Katie Byrum is approaching her 2nd year in the poetry MFA program at Hunter College. Her writing is forthcoming from Forklift, Ohio, and has appeared in abandoned phone booths; on airplanes headed for Dublin, Milwaukee, and Tampa; inside egg cartons at Whole Foods, and also in Gulf Coast and Lumberyard Magazine.
Danielle Blau‘s poems, short stories, articles, and interviews have appeared and are forthcoming in such publications as The Literary Review, The New Yorker Book Bench blog, The Atlantic online, Black Clock, The Wolf, multiple issues of Unsaid, as well as the recent anthology by Argos Books, Why I Am Not A Painter: A gathering of poems by MFA students in NYC. An MFA candidate in poetry at NYU’s Creative Writing Program, Blau lives in New York City.