Featuring Shira Dentz, Denis Gray, and Janet Hamill
Hosted by George Wallace
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
SHIRA DENTZ is the author of five books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), and the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diálogos, forthcoming 2019), and Sisyphusina (PANK, forthcoming 2020), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her prose, poetry, and visual writing have appeared widely in venues including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, and Brooklyn Rail, and The Academy of American Poem-a-Day Series. She’s the recipient of awards including an Academy of American Poets’ Prize and The Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers‘ Workshop and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah. Currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky, she teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Upstate New York. More about her writing can be found at shiradentz.com.
JANET HAMILL is a “neo-Surrealist” poet and fiction writer whose work has been compared to Baudelaire, Breton, Neruda & Rimbaud. Like Rimbaud, she can express a “more-than-human intensity and transcendence of limits” by working “the borderland between rationality and dreaming,” the mundane and the sublime. Her work is characterized by its strange and wonderful imagery and its oneiric qualities. She is the author of eight collections of poetry and short fiction: Real Fire, Knock, Tales from the Eternal Café, Body of Water, Lost Ceilings, Nostalgia of the Infinite, The Temple & Troublante. In collaboration with the bands “Moving Star” and “Lost Ceilings” she has released the CDs Flying Nowhere and Genie of the Alphabet. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and The Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Prize. Tales from the Eternal Café was named one of the “Best Books of 2014” by Publishers Weekly. Hamill is the director of Megaphone Literary Arts, at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY.