Thursday, January 19, 2012

POD with Coan and Walker

Our next POD features Jaime Shearn Coan and Ken L. Walker and takes place on February 2nd, 6:30 pm at the Red Horse Cafe.

Jaime Shearn Coan teaches creative writing and literature at the City College of New York and facilitates a writing workshop with LGBT elders through the NY Writers Coalition. A 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow, Jaime's poems have appeared in journals including the Mississippi Review, L.E.S. Review, drunken boat, and The Portland Review. He has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and VCCA. His artist book dear someone, the product of a collaborative letter-writing project, is distributed through Printed Matter.

Ken L. Walker still has a Kentucky driver’s license and sadly completed leading a poetry workshop at the Riker’s Island Correctional Facility. He received his MFA degree from Brooklyn College and has published criticism and poetry in the Boxcar, the Poetry Project Newsletter, The New Yorker on-line, Lumberyard, The Wolf, Crab Orchard Review, La Fovea, No, Dear magazine, and Well-Greased. He is the features editor for Coldfront magazine and curates the semi-annual Letter Home Reading Series. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

POD with Alcalá and Grinnell

Our next POD features Rosa Alcalá and E. Tracy Grinnell at the Red Horse Cafe.
January 12th, 2012

Rosa Alcalá is the author of a poetry collection, Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010), and two chapbooks, Some Maritime Disasters This Century (Belladonna, 2003) and Undocumentary (Dos Press, 2008). Alcalá has also translated poetry by Cecilia Vicuña, Lourdes Vázquez, and Lila Zemborain, among others. Recent translations include Zemborain’s Guardians of the Secret (Noemi Press, 2009), and poems for The Oxford Book of Latin America Poetry (2009).  She teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. 

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008),  Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008) Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.