drinks and snacks and cheer plus readings by
DOUGLAS A. MARTIN
RONALDO V. WILSON
Tuesday June 17th at 7pm
LUCY IVES is the author of Anamnesis, a long poem, published by Slope Editions on the last day of 2009. She lives in New York, where she is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at NYU.
DOUGLAS A. MARTIN is the author most recently of Once You Go Back, a novel (Seven Stories Press). His other books include Your Body Figured (Nightboat Books, 2008); Branwell, a novel of the Bronte brother; They Change the Subject, stories; and In the Time of Assignments, poems. Outline of My Lover, his first novel, was named an International Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement and adapted by the Forsythe Company for their multimedia dance-theater piece, "Kammer/Kammer." He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the Low Residency MFA Writing Program at Goddard College.
MARTHA OATIS is poet who lives in Massachusetts now, where for the last three years she has been in virtual retreat while becoming a physician of chinese medicine. She is the author of from Two Percept (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) and several other works-in-progress. Poems have appeared most recently in Try! Magazine, EOAGH, and Aufgabe.
RONALDO V. WILSON is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009). He is a graduate of the PhD program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and NYU's Graduate Creative Writing Program. Wilson has won numerous fellowships to include the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Djerassi, and Yaddo. A co-founder of the Black Took Collective, he teaches creative writing and African American poetics at Mount Holyoke College.