Bill Rasmovicz, Jean-Paul Pecqueur & James Hoch

Friday, February 15, 7 pm

Bill Rasmovicz is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program and Temple University School of Pharmacy. His poems have appeared in Third Coast Hotel Amerika, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, and other publications. He has served as a workshop co-leader and literary excursion leader throughout Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England and Wales, and was the recipient of the Alice James Books 2006 Kinereth Gensler Award for his manuscript, The World in Place of Itself. Read some poems from his book here and here.

Jean-Paul Pecqueur is from Tacoma, Washington. His first book, The Case Against Happiness, was published by Alice James in 2006. He currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the tornado capital of NYC. Read his poems in spork and Mirror Northwest.

Prior to teaching, James Hoch was a dishwasher, cook, dockworker, social worker and shepherd. His poems have appeared in Slate, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and many others. He is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Summer Literary Seminars, and received a 2007 NEA grant. Miscreants will be published by WW Norton in June, 2007. A Parade of Hands won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. He resides in Mahwah, NJ with his wife and son. More of his poems can be found in Blackbird and The Drunken Boat.