Friday, April 30, 2010

Springtime Poetry to Melt Your Snowy Heart


Dan Beachy-Quick, Dan Rosenberg, Alicia Rebecca Myers, Erika Jo Brown, Micah Bateman, and Laurel Bastian.

Friday, April 30. 7:30 p.m. The Project Lodge, 817 E Johnson, Madison, WI.

DAN BEACHY-QUICK is the author of four books of poems: North True South Bright, Spell, Mulberry, and most recently, This Nest, Swift Passerine. Collaborating with the poet Srikanth Reddy, he also worked on the double sonnet sequence in Mobius Crowns. A book of interlinked meditations on Melville’s Moby-Dick, A Whaler’s Dictionary, was published in the fall of 2008 by Milkweed Editions. He edits poetry for the journal A Public Space. He currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Colorado State University, and is a visiting writer at The Iowa Writer’s Workshop for Spring 2010.

DAN ROSENBERG’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several magazines, including 6X6, Subtropics, Third Coast, and Conduit. He is currently a Teaching Fellow at Augustana College. His first chapbook, A Thread of Hands, will hopefully be released by Tilt Press in time for this reading.

ALICIA REBECCA MYERS received her M.A. in English from The University of Georgia and her M.F.A. in poetry from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Writing Fellow. Her chapbook of poems, Greener, was released from Finishing Line Press in 2009. She teaches at Augustana College in Rock Island and is the co-editor of the online literary journal Clementine Magazine. Rebecca blogs at

ERIKA JO BROWN is from New York, where she founded the Chinatown reading series Floetry at 169. She edits Stretching Panties magazine, an annual collection of experimental poetry, architecture and drawing. She’s currently an MFA candidate at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she’s hacking away on Lyrical Load, a manusc-ript dealing with the Midwest.

MICAH BATEMAN grew up in Jacksonville, Texas, and inhabits spaces in St. Louis, Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa, where he can be seen getting his poetry on in The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poetry can be seen getting its poetry on in CutBank, Pebble Lake Review, Night Train, and some other places. He would like you to know he is, it is written, the number-one fan of the poetry of both Dan Beachy-Quick and Erika Jo Brown and dreams of one day owning their first typewriters or at least some styled up autographed publicity photos.

LAUREL BASTIAN was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship and her work can be found in Cream City Review, Nimrod, Margie, Puerto del Sol, Anderbo, Tar River Poetry, Whiskey Island Magazine and other publications. She is on the English faculty of Madison College and has run a poetry workshop at a men’s prison for the past several years.

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