March 28th: Dillon, Hunter, Yeager, Bradley, Duhig
Russell Dillon was born in New York in the mid-seventies and just hasn’t been able to get over it. After attending a number of schools, getting some degrees, and messing around a bit too much, he ended up in San Francisco, though a lot of the time, he is back in New York. Poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Lumberyard, H_NGM_N, Forklift, Ohio, 5 am, Parthenon West, and Bright Pink Mosquito, among others. A chapbook, Secret Damage, was released from Forklift, Ink in 2009, somehow leading them to believe a full-length collection would be a good idea. Currently untitled, this monstrosity will be released in 2013, or Russell will flee to parts unknown with the massive advance, where he will purchase the shadows of indiginous children.
Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School and reads as Harriet Van Os with The Poetry Brothel. She has recently joined the team at Telephone Books as their Emperor of Ice Cream. Her chapbook, My Own Fires, is out from Brothel Books and poems can be found in pax americana, Lyre Lyre, and Food I Corpo Publishing Enterprise. She hates to sleep and loves to dance.
Matthew Yeager‘s poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, NY Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Bat City Review, Supermachine, and others, as well as Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. He has (he is informed) the distinction of being the youngest poet ever represented in that anthology; his short film, “A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment,” was an official selection at thirteen film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up three awards. Other accolades include the 2009 Donald Barthelme Prize in short prose, as well as two MacDowell fellowships. With Megin Jimenez, he is the co-curator of the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, and since 2007 he has played the character of “The Butler” in the Poetry Brothel. He has worked in the NY catering industry for nine years, and he lives about a five minute walk from The West, for which he is thankful.
Amanda J. Bradley’s first book of poems, Hints and Allegations, was released in 2009 from NYQ Books, and Oz at Night came out from NYQ Books in 2011. Amanda has published poetry in many journals including Gargoyle, Paddlefish, Lips, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and Poetry Bay. She is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School and holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Amanda teaches literature at Molloy College and lives in Brooklyn.
Christina Duhig’s poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Tuesday; An Art Project, Washington Square, The Greensboro Review, Best New Poets 2007, and elsewhere. She teaches at Fordham University and Bronx Community College.