A New Cadence in May

A New Cadence Poetry Series

Jennifer Firestone


Dana Teen Lomax

reading from their works

Wednesday, May 28th
Felix Kulpa Gallery

107 Elm Street

(behind Streetlight Records)

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 : 7:30pm

Admission is free

Jennifer Firestone is from San Francisco and currently lives in Brooklyn. She was recently appointed the Poet In Residence at Eugene Lang College (The New School). Her work has appeared in How2, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Fourteen Hills, Dusie, moria, MIPOesias and others. Her latest chapbook, from Flashes, is published by Sona Books. She is co-editing an anthology called Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community, which includes writers such as Anne Waldman, Brenda Iijima, Leslie Scalapino, Kathleen Fraser, Jill Magi, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Eileen Myles, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Wanda Coleman. Excerpts from Letters are currently being featured in Jacket Magazine.

Dana Teen Lomax is the author of Curren¢y (Palm Press), Room (a+bend press), and the co-editor of Letters To Poets, Conversations About Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008). Her work has been published in numerous journals and received the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson prize for poetry, among other awards. Supported by the California Arts Council, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Marin Arts Council, and other organizations, she is presently working on Q, “home movies” about raising a daughter on prison grounds and a poetry manuscript entitled Shhh! Lullabies for a Tired Nation. She works as the Interim Director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center in San Francisco, teaches at SFSU and the University of San Francisco, and lives in northern California with her family.

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Don't Miss Next Week's Doubleheader!!

A New Cadence Poetry Series

A National Poetry Month Doubleheader

Friday, April 18th

Chad Sweeney, Matt Hart, & Jason Morris

reading from their works

Chad Sweeney is coeditor of Parthenon West Review and the author of two full-length books of poetry, An Architecture (BlazeVOX, 2007) and Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), as well as the chapbook A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer (Tarpaulin Sky, 2006). His work has appeared in journals such as New American Writing, Verse, H_ngm_n, GutCult, American Letters & Commentary, Interim, Forklift, Big Bell, Pool, Ping Pong, the tiny, and Electronic Poetry Review. With Mojdeh Marashi, Chad has translated the selected works of poet H. E. Sayeh with the support of a grant from the SF Arts Commission. Chad lives in San Francisco with his wife, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney, but will begin a PhD in English/Poetry at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in the Fall of 2008.

Matt Hart is the author of Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and three chapbooks: Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005), Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006) and Simply Rocket (Lame House Press, 2007). His work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Gulf Coast, H_NGM_N, Jubilat, and Octopus. He lives and teaches in Cincinnati where he edits Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety.

Jason Morris grew up in Vermont. His poems have appeared in Mirage #4 Period(ical), Salt Hill, Ping Pong, Parthenon West Review, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. Jacket recently published his essay on the New Sincerity. He lives in San Francisco, where he tends bar, edits Big Bell Magazine, and sits on his roof.

Felix Kulpa Gallery 107 Elm Street (behind Streetlight Records) Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Readings start at 7:30pm Admission is Free

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Tuesday, April 15th

Joshua Kryah & Alex Lemon
reading from their works

Joshua Kryah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. His first book, Glean, won the Nightboat Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Pleiades, and Verse, among other journals. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife and daughter, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor in UNLV's University College. He is also poetry editor for Witness.

Alex Lemon's poetry collections include Hallelujah Blackout (forthcoming in 2008 from Milkweed Editions), Mosquito (Tin House Books 2006) and the chapbook At Last Unfolding Congo (horse less press 2007). A memoir is also forthcoming from Scribner. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, including AGNI, BOMB, Denver Quarterly Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Open City, Pleiades and Tin House. He co-edits LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation with Ray Gonzalez and is a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review

Felix Kulpa Gallery 107 Elm Street (behind Streetlight Records) Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Readings start at 7:30pm Admission is Free

Contact James Maughn at or see for more info