Jennifer Karmin, Michael Leong & Estela Lamat

This Friday, September 25th, 7pm

Jennifer Karmin's text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice will be published by Flim Forum Press in 2009. She curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S. and Japan. At home in Chicago, she teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet in Residence for the public schools. New poems are published in the journals Cannot Exist, Otoliths, Plath Profiles, and anthologized in Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books).

Michael Leong’s poetry career began in the sixth grade when he won his first and only poetry prize in Mr. Harrison’s class for a haiku about a snake. Since then, he has received degrees in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Rutgers University and has published poems and translations in journals such as Action Yes, Bird Dog, Double Room, jubilat, Marginalia, Opium Magazine, Pindeldyboz, and Tin House. He is the author of I, the Worst of All (blazeVOX [books], 2009), a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, and e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009). He currently lives in New York City.

ESTELA LAMAT was born at the age of eight in the backyard of the house. She has conducted meticulous nocturnal studies of sleeplessness, of stellar chances and causalities. Tamer of cats, enologist by nose, left-handed, and epileptic, she has never been in a workshop; she has never entered any contests; nor has she won any literary awards.

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