In the past three days I traveled several thousand miles by plane, subway, train, shuttle bus, taxi, foot, and various cars. I packed up an apartment with lightning speed, and it felt very good, very very good, to leave it behind. In fact, I was quite tempted on my last flight, which took a long time to take off and an even longer time to land, to shout out: Let’s just do this!
I am back home and doing a reading today. Hope to see you there. I’ll be--as my friend the fiction writer Willie Hobbs said: at the mic looking pensive with the brick wall background.
Saturday 9/30 at 3:00 pm (TODAY!)
326 Spring Street (west of Greenwich Street) NYC
Subway—C,E/Spring; 1/Canal; N,R/Prince
Mike Reilly, Christopher Salerno, Alison Stine
Mike Reilly, man of mystery, received his MFA from The New School. Little else is known about him at this time.
Christopher Salerno is the author of Whirligig from Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House (2006). He is also the author of a chapbook, Waving Something White (Independent Press, 2003). A Graduate of Bennington College's MFA Program for Writers, he currently teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. His poems have appeared in Verse, LIT, Colorado Review, Jacket, Jubilat, The Tiny, New Hampshire Review, AGNI, Spinning Jenny, Free Verse, Forklift Ohio, Carolina Quarterly, GoodFoot, 5AM, Barrow Street, River City, and others. Two of his recent poems are included in the anthology, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel. He is a member of the NC based Lucifer Poetics group.
Alison Stine’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The Antioch Review, Tin House, New England Review, Swink, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, and others. Her awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. Kent State University Press published her chapbook Lot of My Sister, winner of the Wick Prize.
Thanks to Michael Broder for the bios and hard work.