November 6, 2008 - 6pm

EMILY ABENDROTH is a writer and artist, alternately residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where she co-curates the Moles Not Molar Reading Series with poet Justin Audia). Recent work of hers can be found in Encyclopedia, Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition, horse less review, and Cut & Paste. Her chapbook, Toward Eadward Forward, will be published by horse less press this Fall and a chunky excerpt from her book-length work-in-progress Muzzle Blast Dander can be found in Edition 3 of the Chain Links book series.

JUSTIN AUDIA lives in Philadelphia where he co-curates the Moles Not Molar series with Emily Abendroth. His work has recently appeared in Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition and at sidebrow.net.

LASKA JIMSEN is a film and video maker who currently lives in Philadelphia. She works across nonfiction forms from video documentary to artisanal 16mm filmmaking and animation. The 16mm print of "Miss Rose Fletcher: A Natural History" has screened at the MadCat, Athens, and Iowa City Experimental film festivals as well as the Moles Not Molar reading series in Philadelphia and Structuring Strategies at CalArts. Laska teaches film and video production and studies at Temple University, St. Joseph's University, and University of the Arts.


October 2 - 6pm

SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE grew up three miles from the CIA and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she edits her small chapbook series, Corollary Press, and is pursuing her PhD in English from Temple University. Previously, she received her MFA in poetry and certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Chain, 26, The Columbia Poetry Review, Effing, and MiPOesias' Asian American collection. Her poem "Down the mountain (an afternoon appearance of man and mystery)," a response to African-American painter Lamar Peterson's work, was included in the anthology Painters on Poets. Her chapbooks include Trespass Slightly In (online with Coconut), Perfect Villagers (Octopus Books) and Mental Commitment Robots (Yo Yo Labs). As an editor, Sueyeun specifically seeks out authors whose aesthetics challenge the boundaries of intelligibility for suitably "raced" work. Her forthcoming book of poetry, That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut, 2008), explores East/West discursive circulations through the notion of celebrity.

CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE is the author of Slip (Corollary Press, 2005), and co-author of Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), a collaboration with writer/professor John Keene that features Stackhouse's drawings in dialogue with Keene's text. He holds an MFA in Writing/Interdisciplinary Studies from Bard College. His essay "Everyone's Own Color Red" that compares the poetry of Hart Crane and Bob Kaufman, is published in the Spring 2008 issue of American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets. Through the program "New Voices, New York @ Chashama's ABC Gallery" in New York City, he co-curates with Kelly Kivland and Alisoun Meehan the current group exhibition titled "Contranym," featuring artists Robert Delford Brown, Victoria Fu, Brian Kim Stefans, John Cage, and Stephanie Loveless. In January 2009, he will be performing with John Keene during the month long writing and performance festival "When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation)" at the performance space *Links Hall* in Chicago. He will also be a guest faculty member in the Naropa University Summer Writing Program 2009, at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. Currently completing a manuscript of poetry, while also doing research for the development of a non-fiction book on poetics, Stackhouse lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


January 17 - 6pm

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Next Big Thing." His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the undergraduate writing program at NYU.

Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis, MO in 1978. Her first full-length collection, AWE, has just come out this fall of from Wave Books. She is the author of three chapbooks: The Hatmaker's Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Her poems have appeared in Crowd, 6x6, Boston Review, Delmar, Filter, Knock, Drill, Lungfull!, and Carve, among others. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she studies education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series, along with the poet Michael Carr. She is a graduate of the M.F.A. program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University.