Wade Fletcher, Joe Hall, Nancy Krygowski & Crystal Williams

Friday, April 30, 7pm

Wade Fletcher hails from the Washington, DC metro area, where he teaches at two of the George universities, Mason and Washington. He also co-curates the monthly reading and performance series, Cheryl’s Gone, and has long been involved in DC’s punk and independent music scenes as a show promoter and organizer. Recent poems have appeared in Versal, Barrelhouse, The Boog Reader, and the Call + Response exhibit at DC’s Hamiltonian Gallery. He’s published two chapbooks, Snitch Culture, with dusie press in 2007, and Conditions Which, (pied-terre, 2010).

Joe Hall is the founder of the Washington, D.C. area reading series Cheryl's Gone. His first book of poems is Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean Press). The Boog Portable Reader, HTML Giant, Phoebe, Hayden's Ferry Review, Noƶ, Cimarron Review, and others have been kind enough to publish individual poems. Also, he lives in a trailer park.

Nancy Krygowski’s first book of poems, Velocity, was chosen by Gerald Stern for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She is co-founder and Assistant Artistic Director of the Gist Street Reading Series and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, a Pittsburgh Foundation Grant, awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, plus residencies from Jentel, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

Crystal Williams is the author of three collections of poems. Her third book, Troubled Tongues, was awarded the 2009 Long Madgett Poetry Prize. Her poems appear in The American Poetry Review, 5AM, Court Green, Crab Orchard Review, The Indiana Review, among others. Her work has been supported by the Oregon Arts Commission, Money For Women/The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, The MacDowell Arts Colony, and The Levine Fund. She holds degrees from NYU and Cornell, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Reed College.

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