Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Sycamore Review, Witness and others. A chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR Editions (2010). A recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and others, she lives in Washington DC, where she teaches, writes, and edits Drunken Boat. Her site: www.michellechanbrown.com.
TJ Beitelman reads from his novel, John the Revelator (Black Lawrence, 2014) at the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series, 7 April 2014.
T.J. Beitelman’s first full-length collection of poems, In Order to Form a More Perfect Union, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012. He’s published two poetry chapbooks, Pilgrims: A Love Story, also from Black Lawrence Press, and Thirteen Curses and Other Love Poems from Dream Horse Press. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared widely in literary magazines, and he has two more titles forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press: John the Revelator, a novel due out in 2013, and Americana, a poetry chapbook, due out in 2015. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He can be found in a parallel universe at www.tjbman.com.
Charles Alexander reading from Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press 2011) at Indian Springs School, 7 April 2014
Poet, Bookmaker, founder/director of Chax Press, Charles Alexander is the author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 10 brief chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. His most recent book of poetry is Pushing Water, published by Cuneiform Press. Some Sentences Look for Some Periods, a chapbook, has just been released by Little Red Leaves. Has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on Collected Essays and a new book of poetry. The past winner of the Arizona Arts Award, and participant in the TAMAAS Poetry Translation Seminar in Paris, France, Charles lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller. http://chax.org/
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Charles Alexander and TJ Beitelman
Michelle Chan Brown
Matthew Hittinger’s titles include the collection Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183/MiPOesias, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007) winner of the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award. Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, Matthew did his undergraduate work in Art History and English at Muhlenberg College and received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award for Poetry and The Helen S. and John Wagner Prize. In recent years Matthew has collaborated with a number of artists in other disciplines, including video artist Liz Stephens and composer Matt Sargent; painters Kristy Gordon and Judith Peck; composer Randall West; and composer John Glover on a number of projects, including the art song “8:46 A.M., Five Years Later” for the Five Boroughs Music Festival’s Five Borough Songbook. See also http://www.pw.org/content/matthew_hittinger