HOLY MACKEREL INCREDIBLE SPRING SEASON OF QT PEOPLE!!!
Wednesday, April 11
Julia Bloch's poetry has appeared recently in The Big Ugly Review, Shampoo, Five Fingers Review, and Orpheus, and Faux Press's Bay Poetics anthology. She is the winner of the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and is also the co-founder of Bigfan Press. Julia currently spends her time in San Francisco and Philadelphia, where she recently returned to graduate school and colder weather.
Julian T. Brolaski is a love poet, and dedicates all her verses to Love. Sie co-curated the Holloway Poetry Series at UC Berkeley from 2004-2006 and the New Brutalism series in Oakland from 2003-2005. S/he is the author of Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch 2004), Madame Bovary's Diary (Cy Press 2005) and the defunct blog Swimming for Dummies (under the pseudonym Tanya Brolaski). She is writing hir dissertation on rhyme in medieval, Renaissance and Apache poetry.
RENEE GLADMAN + ANNA JOY SPRINGER
Thursday, May 3
Renee Gladman is the author of three works of prose, Juice, The Activist, and most recently, Newcomer Can't Swim, as well as a book of poems, A Picture-Feeling. She is the publisher of Leon Works, a press for experimental prose and the "thinking text," and teaches fiction in the program for Literary Arts at Brown University.
Anna Joy Springer is a writer, visual artist, and writing instructor who lives in San Diego, California with her brilliant poet wife, Ali Liebegott and bad dogs Ruby and Rorschach. Formerly a lead singer and lyricist in punk bands Blatz, The Gr'ups, and Cypher in the Snow, she has toured the United States and Europe in these bands and with the all-girl spoken word road show, Sister Spit. She's an Assistant Professor of Writing at UC San Diego. Her first novel, The Vicious Red Relic, Love, is forthcoming.