Chris Campanioni reads “Talk Talk”

Chris Campanioni

Chris Campanioni has worked as a journalist, model, and actor, and he teaches literature and creative writing at Baruch College and Pace University, and new form journalism at John Jay. His “Billboards” poem responding to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize. His novel, Going Down, was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards.

Chris Campanioni reads “Letters From Santiago”

Chris Campanioni

Chris Campanioni has worked as a journalist, model, and actor, and he teaches literature and creative writing at Baruch College and Pace University, and new form journalism at John Jay. His “Billboards” poem responding to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize. His novel, Going Down, was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards.

Morgan Christie reads “Open Water”

Morgan Christie

A Toronto, Ontario, native, Morgan has a tendency to get lost in scenic views, good books, and potent aromas; which might account for the slow but steady intention of getting her blog up and running. Her work has appeared in Aethlon, Hippocampus, Blackberry, Germ Magazine, Moko, and elsewhere. She currently lives and writes in North Carolina, but that will be changing as she is attending the University of Oxford to attain her Mst in Creative Writing this fall.

Chris Carosi reads Pros­trate Ear

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Chris Carosi is from Pitts­burgh and stud­ied at the Uni­ver­sity of San Fran­cisco cre­ative writ­ing pro­gram. He is the author of the chap­books FICTIONS (Gorilla Press, 2015) and bright veil (New Frak­tur Press, 2011). More of his poems have appeared in Spring GunSwitch­back and a few oth­ers. He lives in San Fran­cisco with Rebecca.

Paula J. Lambert reads Origami Dove: Postcard Contemplations from a Flight to Arizona

Paula J. Lambert

Paula J. Lambert (Issue 8) is the author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent Press, 2012) and The Guilt That Gathers (Pudding House, 2009). A residency artist for the Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Program, she has published her work in numerous journals and anthologies. She is a past recipient of an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship and was a resident fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her MFA is from Bowling Green State University. Lambert currently resides in Dublin, Ohio, with her husband Michael Perkins, with whom she operates Full/Crescent Press, a small but growing independent publisher of poetry books and broadsides.

Diana Arterian reads DROWNED IN ONONDAGA LAKE

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Diana Arterian was born and raised in Arizona. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in poetry from CalArts. Diana is a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, and a Managing Editor and of Ricochet. She has recently been honored with residencies and scholarships from Caldera Arts Center and Vermont Studio Center. Her chapbook, Death Centos, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her writing and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Aufgabe, Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Two Serious Ladies, and The Volta, among others.