Jennifer Firestone, Kristin Palm, David Blair & Samuel White

Friday, October 3, 7 pm

Jennifer Firestone is the co-editor of Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community, forthcoming in October from Saturnalia Books. She is the author of Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and From Flashes and snapshot (both by Sona Books). Her work has appeared in HOW2, LUNGFULL!, Xcp: Streetnotes, Saint Elizabeth Street, Courtland Review and others. She is an Assistant Professor teaching poetry at Eugene Lang College at The New School For Liberal Arts, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their infant twins. Here is a poem of hers and here's some work on MiPOesias.

Kristin Palm’s writing has appeared in Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie, the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), and numerous other places. She writes regularly for Metropolis magazine and its blog, POV. Her book The Straits (two long poems about Detroit, her former hometown) was published this year by the serendipitously named Palm Press. Kristin lives in San Francisco.

David Blair's first book Ascension Days was chosen by Thomas Lux for the 2006 Del Sol Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in the anthologies Zoland Poetry and The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, as well as in many journals including The Boston Review, Fence, The Harvard Review, and Tuesday, an Art Project. He is currently on the faculty of the New England Institute of Art and he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife Sabrina and his daughter Astrid. Here he is in Perihelion.

Sam White is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of one book of poems, The Goddess of the Hunt is Not Herself, published by Slope Editions in 2005. He is also the author and illustrator of two graphic novels and the founder and director of Woolly Fair, a summer arts festival located in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently he directed "Rash of Robberies" a stop-motion music video for the band State Radio which was featured last summer in the 1st International Animation Festival in Poznan, Poland. He lives and works in Monohasset Mill, an artist community in Providence, with his wife Gillian Kiley. Here he is in Perihelion.

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