Featuring Amy Barone, Mersidy Florexile, Jennifer Juneau, Jane LeCroy, Sophie Malleret, Anwar Morse, stephanie roberts, and A.E. Weisgerber.
Hosted by George Wallace.
Free admission but please note there is a 2 drink minimum. 21+
Suitcase of Chrysanthemums is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and fiction from established and emerging writers across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains an interview with actor/director Sonja Sohn (The Wire, The Chi, Baltimore Rising).
Submissions for our next anthology are open October 15 2018 to January 15 2019.
Amy Barone’s poetry collection, We Became Summer, was released in 2018 by NYQ Books. She is also the author of the chapbooks Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing). Amy’s work also appears in Café Review, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint.
Merisdy Florexile is the co-founder of Xiledflower, a Brooklyn-based startup specializing in ready-to-wear and custom-made accessories. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in English, Merisdy earned a master’s in education while teaching at a high school in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She would continue to nurture her passion for working with youth throughout New York City, teaching and mentoring in Manhattan, Queens, the South Bronx, and Harlem. In August 2017, Merisdy earned a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership from Fordham University.
Jennifer Juneau is the author of the full-length collection of poetry More Than Moon (Is A Rose Press, Spring 2018) and the novel ÜberChef USA (Spork Press, October 2018). Her work has been published in magazines such as Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Long-Islander, Sensitive Skin, and elsewhere. Jennifer lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Jane LeCroy fronts avant-pop, cello / voice / drums trio, The Icebergs, and also the modular-synth project, Ω Ohmslice. Jane has toured with the San Francisco based women’s poetry troupe, Sister Spit, and is a regularly featured character at New York City’s The Poetry Brothel. Three Rooms Press published her multi-media book of lyrical poems, Signature Play.
Sophie Malleret is originally from Paris and now lives in New York. She has performed her poetry at numerous venues and festivals across the city and in Paris, Marseille, Prague, Brussels, and Rotterdam. Sophie’s work can be found in Vlak and Maintenant and she is also involved in film and theatre.
Anwar Morse is a Buffalo, New York, native. He holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and earned his MFA in illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where he is currently based as a freelance illustrator.
stephanie roberts has poetry featured, or forthcoming, in numerous North American and European periodicals including Arcturus, Crannóg, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Atlanta Review, Maine Review, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Occulum. She was born in Central America and grew up in Brooklyn.
A.E. Weisgerber is the 2017 Frost Place Scholar and a 2014 Reynolds Fellow at Kent State University. Recent work can be found in Heavy Feather Review, DIAGRAM, SmokeLong Quarterly, Structo, and on Zoetrope Cafe’s Story Machine.