September 15, 2009, 6pm: Patrick Pritchett and Dan Featherston

Dan Featherston is the author of The Radiant World (BlazeVox, 2009), The Clock Maker's Memoir (Cuneiform Press, 2007), United States (Factory School, 2005), and Into the Earth (Quarry Press, 2005), as well as several chapbooks. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Aufgabe, Kiosk, Mandorla, New American Writing, and Sulfur. Scholarly works have appeared most recently in Modernism/Modernity, Chicago Review, and Charles Olson: A Poet's Prose. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Featherston help found POG, a collective of artists and scholars engaged with avant-garde work in a variety of media, and from 2001 to 2004, he edited A.BACUS, a journal of poetry and translation. Featherston has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at a number of colleges and universities, and he is currently a lecturer in the English department at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia with Rachel McCrystal and their companion animals Fredo, Mazzy, and Itze.

Patrick Pritchett is the author of Burn - Doxology for Joan of Arc, and the chapbooks Reside, Lives of the Poets and Antiphonal. His poems have appeared in New American Writing, Hambone, Shiny, Bombay Gin, New Review of Literature, Colorado Review and The Modern Review, among others. Articles and reviews on modern and contemporary poetry have been featured in American Book Review, Rain Taxi, English Language Notes and Jacket. Scholarly work has been published in Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place and Ronald Johnson: Life and Works. A former story analyst and script editor in the film business, where he worked for James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, and HBO, Pritchett has taught modern literature and creative writing at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Naropa University, and Boston University. Currently he is a Lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University.