Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Reading!

Our readers on October 18th are Leanne Hoppe, Mai Wang, Matt Socia, Dorian Fox, Ben Hurst, and Nathaniel Hunt. Additional bios will be added as they roll in. 

Dorian Fox grew up in Pittsburgh, but he has lived around the Boston area for a decade.  He was a finalist for Bellingham Review’s 2013 Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, and his work has appeared online in Alimentum, Monkeybicycle, Prick of the Spindle, Bright Lights Film Journal, and others.  He recently earned his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Emerson College.

Nathaniel Hunt doesn't need your sympathy. He's doing okay. He's recently become an upwardly-mobile peasant through a combination of tutoring and freelance writing. He's had poems published, as one does, but finds it difficult to care about that most days. His hobbies include hating poetry and writing poetry.

Ben Hurst is a first-year MFA student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He grew up on a tobacco farm in south Georgia, though he hasn't come to terms with whether he's a "Southern Poet." In the past few years, he has participated in a drinking contest with a Chinese university dean (it didn't end well), seen a hysterectomy in person (it went...okay), and driven up the coast of Malibu with his beautiful wife (as fantastic as it sounds). He's currently finishing up a chapbook titled Bird Impersonations, and he can easily bore you with bird facts on a long car ride.

Matt Socia is a second year MFA candidate in creative writing at Emerson College. His fiction has been published by CutBank and is forthcoming in Epiphany. He has received a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a 2013 Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Writers’ Room of Boston. He is originally from Traverse City, Michigan.

Leanne Hoppe is a current MFA candidate at BU in poetry and an Editorial Assistant at AGNI magazine.