Join us for readings by Marina Blitshteyn, Dan Hoy, Abraham Smith, and Samantha Zighelboim!
Marina Blitshteyn is the author of five chapbooks: Russian for Lovers (Argos Books); Nothing Personal (Bone Bouquet Books); $kill$ (dancing girl press); Kaddish (Argos Books) and Sheet Music (Sunnyoutside Press). Her work can be found in the Berkeley Poetry Review, CutBank, Handsome, 1913, Two Serious Ladies, No, Dear Magazine, the &NOW Awards anthology and Apogee Journal, among others. Two Hunters (Argos Books, 2018) is her first full-length poetry collection. She works in New York as an adjunct instructor of composition and literature.
Sarah Galvin is a the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins, and The Best Party of our Lives; contributor to The Guardian, Vice Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington.
Dan Hoy is the author of The Deathbed Editions (Octopus Books, 2016) and several poetry chapbooks, including The Terraformers, (Third Man Books, 2017) The Tree (Solar Luxuriance, 2016), Omegachurch (Solar Luxuriance, 2010) and Glory Hole (Mal-O-Mar Editions, 2009). His work has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Triple Canopy, Novembre, Elderly and other magazines and anthologies. He was a contributor to the collective blog Montevidayo (2010-2015), and was co-founder of the literary arts journal Soft Targets (2006-2007). He lives in Nashville.
Abraham Smith is the author of four poetry collections: Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. DESTRUCTION OF MAN, his book-length poem about farming, was published in Spring 2018 from Third Man Books. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.
Samantha Zighelboim is a 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellow in Poetry, a recipient of a Face Out grant from CLMP, and the co-recipient of the 2016 John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation from The Poetry Foundation. Her poems and translations have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, The Guardian (as part of Asymptote’s ‘Translation Tuesday’ series), PEN Poetry Series, Stonecutter, Fanzine, Public Pool, Sixth Finch, Bone Bouquet, and Springhouse, among others. She lives in New York City, and teaches creative writing and literature at Rutgers University and The New School.