Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday--- April 16, 7 PM --- Brookline Booksmith

Wes Hazard doesn’t tend to put profiles of himself online. This is largely because he views the Net as a suspect proto-organism bent on assimilation, domination, and privacy-eradication. Then again, he did spend a tragic amount of time coming up with “deep” AIM quotes back in high school (Fight Club excerpts anyone?). As a second year poetry MFA at Emerson Wes enjoys words, thoughts, his evaporating humanity, and referring to himself in the third person when he can get away with it. He wishes you only the best, take care.

Gene Kwak
is from Omaha, Nebraska. He is also an MFA student in Fiction at UMASS-Boston and the editor of the online synth-pop consortium, WE ARE CHAMPION, but that's neither here nor there.

Ian Si
ngleton has published stories in Conte, Qarrtsiluni, and Dispatch. His translation of Die Flucht" by Rainer Maria Rilke appeared in Knock Magazine. He was born around Detroit, has lived in Alabama, and now lives in Boston. He studied at the University of Michigan and Emerson College. He teaches writing in a Massachusetts prison and reads for Ploughshares. He knows English, German, and Russian. For a day job, he is a librarian at Harvard University.

Rad Thie
is a first year poetry student at UMass Boston. He likes corduroy and burritos.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday--- March 19, 7 PM --- Brookline Booksmith

A 3rd year MFA candidate at UMass-Boston, Greg Stenta plans to graduate in May 2010. His work has appeared online in The Ledger Line Journal, and Prick of the Spindle. In print, it has appeared in paper wasp, and Nomad’s Choir, as well as Another Book. He often discusses matters of the heart in his poetry, and likes surrealism. In addition to being a full-time graduate student, Greg teaches creative writing as a primary instructor to undergraduates.

To Q—


—We’ll moisten skin that never sees

day. You’ll overpower

my senses; I’ll come to

the small temple by your long tunnel—


Your body under mine, bellies touching,

thoughts of another woman stir in me—:

in your painting, our hearts lay

together on a shelf, beating.

Jay Peters lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He studies poetry in Emerson College’s MFA program. He has taught writing to students at private high schools and inner city elementary schools in Providence. His work on Shakespeare has appeared in PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, published by the PsyArt Foundation. He reads poetry for Redivider: A Journal of New Literature and Art, published by the Writing, Literature and Publishing department at Emerson College (visit their website here).

Cassie Condrey is finishing her final semester in an MFA in fiction at Emerson College, working on a collection of linked short stories under the guidance of Steve Yarbrough and Jessica Treadway. A Louisiana native, Cassie lives in Boston and is an instructor in Emerson's First Year Writing Program.