Cate Peebles, Ted Jonathan, Jeremy Schmall & Mariana Ruiz Firmat

Friday, April 16, 7 pm

Cate Peebles is a recipient of a 2009 artist grant from the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from: Forklift, Ohio; Lit; No Tell Motel; Tin House; La Petite Zine, and elsewhere. She is the author of Taco Truck to Awesometown (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and co-edits the online poetry magazine, Fou. She lives in Brooklyn.

Ted Jonathan is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now lives in Manhattan. His work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first collection Spiked Libido was published by Neukeia Press. Bones & Jokes, his most recent full-length collection of poems and short stories, has been published by NYQ Books (2009). Read him here and here.

Jeremy Schmall is the founder and co-editor of THE AGRICULTURE READER, and author of the chapbook, "Open Correspondence from the Senator, Vol. 1: But a Paucity of His Voluminous Writings." His work has appeared in PEN AMERICA, THE LAUREL REVIEW, COLUMBIA POETRY REVIEW, and FORKLIFT OHIO. He lives in New York. Here he is.

Mariana Ruiz Firmat hales from the borough of Brooklyn. She has been living in New York for over 10 years but previously resided in Santa Cruz, CA. She is considerably busy between her work as a union organizer and as a poet/publisher. Mariana is the editor and publisher of 3 Sad Tigers Press. She is the author of, Another Strange Island, published by Open 24 Hours Press. Her work can be found in IXNAY, 6 x 6, The Brooklyn Rail, Clamor Magazine & Make/Shift Magazine.

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