Poetry Readings by Janeen Rastall, Mark Magoon, Alban Fischer, and Davy Knittle

April 17, 2016 8:00 pm @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Harmony Brewing Company

Janeen Pergrin Rastall lives in Gordon, MI (population 2). She is the author of In the Yellowed House (dancing girl press 2014) and co-author of Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016). Her chapbook, Objects May Appear Closer won the 2015 Celery City Chapbook Contest. She is Managing Editor at ELJ Publications when she isn’t looking out at Lake Superior waves.

Mark Magoon is a poet, writer, and teacher of writing. He is the author of The Upper Peninsula Misses You (ELJ Publications, 2015) and his work–which can be found in Burrow Press, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, The Nervous Breakdown, and many other venues–has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Magoon teaches writing at the City Colleges, reviews poetry for the Chicago Review of Books, and makes home in the Windy City with his wife and their bulldog. Follow him on Twitter @MarkPMagoon and on his website www.markmagoon.com.

Alban Fischer is the founding editor of Trnsfr and Trnsfr Books. He is the author the poetry chapbook Status Area, and his first full-length collection, Fake Moon, is currently in search of a publisher. He has designed over 175 books for more than forty publishers, including Curbside Splendor, YesYes Books, Verso, Bellevue Literary Press, OR Books, and 826CHI. He lives at his desk, which is located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Davy Knittle’s poems and reviews have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Fence, Jacket2, Pinwheel, and Entropy. His collaborations with Sophia Dahlin have appeared recently in Eleven Eleven. His first chapbook, cyclorama, was published by The Operating System in 2015. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is pursuing a PhD in English at The University of Pennsylvania. He has a deep and abiding love for Lake Michigan.


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