February 26th: Reynolds//Foley//Xu//Hughes
Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Revenge for Revenge (Coconut Books 2013) and the chapbooks Revenge Poems (Supermachine 2010); Girl Boy Girl Boy (with Ben Fama, Corresponding Society 2010); idiot heart (The New School Chapbook Contest 2008). In 2003 Stephen Dunn chose her as the recipient of an Academy of American Poets undergraduate poetry award at Hofstra University. She is also a 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award winner. Christie Ann lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she is the co-curator of the poetry and visual arts reading series Totem. She teaches at Metropolitan Montessori School.
Brian Foley‘s first collection of poems, The Constution, is forthcoming from Black Ocean. He’s authored several chapbooks including Going Attractions (Greying Ghost, 2012) & TOTEM, out soon in jeans from Fact-Simile Editions. Recent poems have appeared in IO: A Journal of New American Poetry, ILK, Sixth Finch, The Volta, Denver Quarterly, Aesthetix, The Destroyer, and elsewhere. With Julia Cohen he co-edits Saltgrass and w EB Goodale, he runs Brave Men Press. He lives well in Western Massachusetts.
Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead, (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and two chapbooks: The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N) and I Was Not Even Born (Coconut Books 2013), a collaborative work with Nick Sturm. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2013, Best of the Net 2012, Gulf Coast, Columbia Poetry Review; and elsewhere. She co-edits & publishes iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Northampton.
Christopher Hughes wants to battle a lion or something crazy. I dunno, talk to him about it. He’s from Ohio, whaddya gonna do?
*Julia Guez will return in the near future, when work doesn’t send her off to the northern reaches of Rochester, NY, at precisely the wrong time.