Amy McNamara, Ekoko Omadeke, Priscilla Becker, Mark Leidner & Ben Mirov

Friday, March 26th, 7pm

Amy McNamara is a writer and photographer. Her poems have made appearances in Barrow Street, Conduit, jubilat, Linebreak, LIT, The Literary Review, 2River View and are coming out soon in New CollAge and Versal. Amy is married to the artist Doug McNamara and they live in Brooklyn with their two kids.

Ekoko Omadeke is a Virginia native who refuses to get a NY state ID. She currently pursues an MFA from New York University and curates the Southern Writers Reading Series at Happy Ending Lounge. Though her heart belongs to Brooklyn sidewalks and bodega sandwiches, Ekoko lives and writes in Manhattan. Read her.

Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize, and was published in 2003. Her poems, book reviews & essays have appeared in Fence, Open City, The Paris Review, The New York Sun, Cabinet and Open City. Her essays have also been anthologized by Soft Skull Press, Anchor Books, and Sarabande. She teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and in her apartment. Her second book, Stories That Listen, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.

Mark Leidner is the author of two chapbooks, The Night of 1,000 Murders (Factory Hollow Press, 2007) and The Empire (Scantily Clad Press, 2009). He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

Ben Mirov is the author of the chapbooks I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Ghost Machine (forthcoming from Caketrain Press, 2010). He is general editor of pax americana. He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine. Here he is in Shampoo.

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