May 28th: Doyle//Gaughan//Clark-Wessel//Lobko
r. erica doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, and Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing. Her poetry and fiction appear in various journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Bloom and Sinister Wisdom.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Black Issues Book Review and on the Best American Poetry and Futurepoem blogs. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Council of DC and Poets and Writers, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Erica is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers.
Patrick Gaughan’s poems and writings have been featured in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, MOMA, PEN America, Everyday Genius, The Atlas Review, Coldfront, and others. He works for jubilat, and with Avram Kline, he curates PeopleHerd’s Readings at Milk&Roses.
Elizabeth Clark-Wessel‘s poems and translations have appeared in DIAGRAM, A Public Space, Guernica, Sixth Finch, Asymptote, Lana Turner Journal, and The Laurel Review, among others. Dana Levin chose her manuscript Whither Weather (GreenTower Press, 2012) for the Midwest Chapbook Series. She is a founding editor of Argos Books and co-editor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a translator.
W. M. Lobko’s poems, interviews, & reviews have appeared in journals such as Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review, & The Paris-American. Current work appears in Seneca Review & The Literary Review, & new work is forthcoming from Boston Review. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, & was a semi-finalist for the 92Y / Boston Review “Discovery” Prize. He is a Founding Editor of TUBA, a new review of poetry & art. He studied at the University of Oregon & currently teaches in New York.