Friday, September 18, 7pm
Lisa A. Forrest is a Senior Assistant Librarian for SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) and the founding member of the school’s Rooftop Poetry Club. A 2007 and 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee, Lisa’s creative writing has been featured in ArtVoice, Buffalo News, eco-poetics, foursquare, Lake Affect, Not Just Air, WordWrights, Yellow Edenwald Field, and on WBFO, Buffalo’s local public radio station. She is a 2009 recipient of the National Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRINDI) Award for her featured commentary. Lisa’s first collection of poems, To the Eaves (2008), is available from BlazeVox Books.
Andrew Rippeon edits P-Queue (a journal of poetry, poetics, and innovative prose) and QUEUE (a chapbook series adjunct to the journal). He lives in Buffalo, NY, where he is enrolled in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.
Janet Holmes is author of THE MS OF MY KIN (Shearsman, 2009), F2F, HUMANOPHONE, and other books. She teaches in the MFA program at Boise State University, where she is also editor of Ahsahta Press.
Jillian Weise is just back from a Fulbright to Argentina where she worked with Darwin's notebooks and helped translate Bob Dylan's first novel into Spanish. Her books are Translating the Body (All Nations Press 2006), The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press 2007) and The Colony, a novel forthcoming this spring. Recent poems are featured on PBS's Poetry Everywhere and in the current issues of Tin House and Washington Square. She teaches workshops and seminars at Clemson University.