Monday, February 21, 2011
Come celebrate with readings at Penn Book Center and Kelly Writers House!
JENA OSMAN & EMILY ABENDROTH
The Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS & ELIZABETH ROBINSON
whenever we feel like it
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Jena Osman is a poet and scholar who teaches at Temple University. Her latest book is The Network, published by Fence Books in 2010. Her other books of poetry include Essay in Asterisks (Roof, 2004), The Character (Beacon, 1999 and winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize) and Amblyopia (Avenue B, 1993). With Juliana Spahr, she is the editor of the award-winning and internationally recognized literary magazine Chain.
Emily Abendroth currently lives and works in Philadelphia, where she co-curates the Moles Not Molar Reading & Performance Series. Recent work of hers can be found in Digital Artifact, Encyclopedia, How2, Pocket Myths, horseless review, Eco-poetics, and Cut & Paint. Her chapbook, Toward Eadward Forward , is available from horse less press, and a lengthy excerpt from her book-length work-in-progress "Muzzle Blast Dander" can be found in Refuge/Refugee (Volume 3 of the Chain Link book series). She is currently piecing her
way through some writing and thinking and collaborative reflection/action on solitary confinement practices in U.S. prisons.
Elizabeth Robinson's most recent books are The Orphan & its Relations (Fence) and Also Known As (Apogee). Three Novels, a collection of poetry, is forthcoming this year from Omnidawn. Robinson has been a recipient of grants from the Fund for Poetry and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She co-edits EtherDome Chapbooks and Instance Press. With Jennifer Phelps, she is also co-editing an essay collection, Quo Anima, on contemporary women poets and spirituality.
The Collage Poems of Drafts (just published in 2011) and Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (2010) are the newest poetry books by Rachel Blau DuPlessis from Salt Publishing. She is a poet-critic whose other works include The Pink Guitar and Blue Studios. Forthcoming from Iowa is Purple Passages: Patriarchal Poetry and its Ends.