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Poetry for Your Momma

Event Detail
Date: Friday, March 29th
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Come hear poems about Mom. Mom as alien host, hole. Mom as I-splitting creator. Mom as reverberation, revolution. Mom as apocalygenesis. PoetryFor presents Sarah Fox, Feng Sun Chen, Elisabeth Workman, Mary Austin Speaker, and Ashley Colley. Plus free chapbooks!

Additional Public Info: SARAH FOX is the author of Because Why and The First Flag, both from Coffee House Press. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis where she co-enacts the Center for Visionary Poetics, is a program consultant for the Friends of the Hennepin County Libraries, and serves as a doula. Her posts on mysticism, occult motherhood, astrology, and poetics irregularly appear on the multi-author arts and culture blog Montevidayo, and she performs and encourages psychomagical actions toward realizing the dream of a placental economy. FENG SUN CHEN's first book is Butcher's Tree from Black Ocean. She is also the author of chapbooks "Ugly Fish" from Radioactive Moat, "Arcane Carnal Knowledge" from Pangur Ban Party (and Night Vegetable Press), and "blud" from Spork Press. Recent poems do or will appear on her blog, in Conduit, Kill Author, Claudius App, and other places. She is currently a graduate assistant and MFA student at the University of Minnesota, and sometimes blogs about potatoes and art for ELISABETH WORKMAN's chapbooks include a city_a cloud; Opolis; Megaprairieland; and Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf. Ultramegaprairieland, her first full-length collection, is forthcoming from Bloof Books. A 2009 Jerome/SASA Emerging Writer Fellow, a 2020/2011 McKnight Fellow, and a 2012 Marcella DeBourg Fellow at the University of Minnesota, she has also received support for her work from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Originally from Philadelphia, she's lived in Boston, the Netherlands, on and around the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas, and in the Middle East, and currently resides in Minneapolis with the designer Erik Brandt, their daughter, and two tuxedo kitties. Before publishing Ceremony with Slope Editions in February 2013, MARY AUSTIN SPEAKER published the chapbooks The Bridge (Push Press, 2011) and 20 Love Poems for 10 Months (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). She is also the author of a play, I Am You This Morning You Are Me Tonight, written with her husband, poet Chris Martin. She co-founded the Triptych poetry reading series in New York City in 2008 and curated the Reading Between A&B Series for several years. Her critical work has appeared recently in Pleiades, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Iowa City, IA and operates a tiny design studio. ASHLEY COLLEY's poetry has appeared in CutBank, Catch-Up, Smoking Glue Gun, and as cover art for Seneca Review. She is the founder of PoetryFor, a reading series/forum for current events and concerns, and the editor of its companion chapbook series. She lives in Mount Vernon, IA.

Van Etten-Lacey House
Ashley Colley

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