Friday, January 10, 2014

January 24th Reading

On our first reading of the new year we'll be featuring Jannell McConnell, David Sodi, Lynn Holmgren, Lewis Feuer, Kyle Dacuyan, & Caitlin McGill. I'll post up bios for all readers as they trickle in.

Join us at the Brookline Booksmith on January 24th at 7:00!

Kyle Dacuyan is completing his MFA in Poetry at Emerson College, where he is the assistant poetry editor for Redividerand a poetry reader for Ploughshares. Before that, he was an undergraduate studying Literary Arts at Brown University. He is working on his Frank O'Hara impression and an answer to the question "What are your poems about?"

Caitlin McGill is a nonfiction writer with a serious addiction to dancing, dogs, and all things chocolate. She's also an MFA candidate at Emerson College where she is an instructor for emersonWRITES—a college-based, creative writing workshop for Boston high school.

Lynn Holmgren is a Pisces. She is in her second year at UMass Boston and happily surrounded on all sides by water. She once read that Pisces fall asleep during sex. While she balks at such a stereotype, she is also at work on a novel-in-progress featuring a virgin protagonist on a farm.

Lewis Feuer is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Boston. Before grad-school, Lewis co-founded Portland's 12128, an alternative gallery and workspace constructed aboard the Labrador, a retired Bering Seacrab-fishing boat. Lewis graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in Studio Art, where he also received the Academy of American Poets Prize for his poem sequence I’ll Start this Way. In the spring of 2013 he was awarded a Mary Doyle Curran Scholarship from the Creative Writing Program at UMass Boston, and his work was recently featured in No Infinite: a Journal of Poetry, Art, and Protest. He currently teaches Intro to Creative Writing at UMB, and serves on the organizing committee for the Graduate Employee Organization UAW Local 1596.