June 25th: Bibbins//Brandt//Smith//Wray
Mark Bibbins‘s third book of poems, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2014.
Emily Brandt edits No, Dear magazine and teaches at a public high school in Brooklyn. She earned her MFA from New York University where she was awarded a fellowship to teach Creative Writing to veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her poems have recently appeared in Epiphany, Berkeley Poetry Review, Lyre Lyre, and Jellyfish. This summer she will be in residency at Saltonstall.
Pat Smith is a poet and playwright. His play Driving Around the House has been produced around the U.S. and is published by New Rivers Press. Recent poems have been published in Psychic Meatloaf, Haggard and Halloo, Apeiron Journal, The Bakery, The Brooklyner and Eclectica. Pat used to edit Time magazine’s letters column. He’s currently a communications director for the CUNY teacher’s union. His poetry blog is Not in the News Today and you can follow him on Twitter @thatpatsmith.
Alanna Wray is a freelance set stylist assistant for films and photo shoots. She received her MFA from Hunter College and has poems in journals and so forth. Writing personal bios makes her itchy, so she tries at all cost to avoid it.