A New Cadence in June --- Stengel and Reed

A New Cadence Poetry Series


Marthe Reed
Jill Stengel

reading from their works

June 19th
@ 7:30
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Jill Stengel is a poet, publisher of a+bend press, and parent of three young children. Formerly of San Francisco and Los Angeles, she now resides with her family in Davis, CA. Several of her serial poems have appeared in chapbook form: cartography (1999, WOOD); History, Possibilities : (1999, a+bend press); ladies with babies (2003, Boog); lagniappe (2008, Nous-Zot Press, Dusie Kollektiv); late may (2007, Dusie); may(be) (2006, Dusie); and the forthcoming and I would open (Ypolita) and wreath (Texfiles). Some of these chapbooks, and individual poems, can be viewed online as well as in print, and she has new work in the forthcoming anthology Kindergarde. Her first full-length collection is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in 2010.

Marthe Reed is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Director of Creative Writing. She has two collections of poetry, Gaze, published by Black Radish Books, and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer, published by Lavender Ink, as well as two chapbooks, zaum alliterations and (em)bodied bliss, both part of the Dusie Kollektiv series. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, New Orleans Review, and Sulfur, as well as e'zines such as HOW2, MiPoesias, Exquisite Corpse, Aught, eratio, Word For/Word, and Moria. Her manuscript, an earth of sweetness dances in the vein, was a finalist in Ahsahta Press' 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Contest. Marthe Reed edits the chapbook press Nous-zot Press. Her training includes an A.M. in Creative Writing. from Brown University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from U.C. San Diego, and a PhD in the poetics of place from the University of Western Australia.

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JUNE 9TH, 7:30PM

Amra Brooks was born and raised in California. Her novella California was published by Teenage Teardrops in December 2008. Currently she is working on a book of fiction titled The Scariest Movie Ever Made, a collection of poems called The Pinking Sky, and a collaborative book project with painter Maureen Gallace. In addition, Amra writes critical essays and reviews about contemporary art, music, film, and literature. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Spin Magazine, index, Zingmagazine, the LA Weekly, and many other publications. She was the assistant director at 303 Gallery in New York and at the director at China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles. She has taught at the University of California in Santa Cruz and San Diego, and Naropa University. Currently she lives in Pennsylvania where she is the visiting writer at Muhlenberg College.

Jessica Breheny serves as the fiction editor for Ping Pong, the literary arts journal of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California. Her work has appeared in Avery, Eleven Eleven, Fugue, LIT, Other Voices, and Santa Monica Review among other journals. She holds a PhD in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and teaches writing at San Jose City College.