Janaka Stucky, Dorothea Lasky & Michelle Taransky


Friday, May 29, 7pm

Janaka Stucky is the founder and managing editor of Black Ocean, and publishes the magazine Handsome. He likes his whiskey neat and his music dirty. Since receiving his BFA from Emerson and an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College in 2003, he remains rooted in Boston--spending his life traveling, writing, and caring for the dead. Some of his poems appear or are forthcoming in: Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Redivider, and VOLT. Here he is in No Tell Motel.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of AWE (Wave Books, 2007) and Black Life (Wave Books, 2010). Her chapbooks include Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker's Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2006), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2005). She has been educated at Washington University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Harvard University. Currently, she studies creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania. Here she is. And here.

Michelle Taransky was born in Camden, NJ. Her first book, "Barn Burned, Then" was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize and will be published during September 2009. With her father, architect Richard Taransky, she is the author of The Plans Caution (QUEUE 2007). She lives in Philadelphia and works at Kelly Writers House. Poems appear, or are forthcoming in VOLT, New American Writing, HOW2 and Denver Quarterly. Here are some. And here.

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