NEW YEAR, NEW IDEAS, featuring
KELLY MCQUAIN, ELIZABETH SCANLON, ERIC NORRIS.
KELLY MCQUAIN's chapbook, Velvet Rodeo, was recently selected as winner of Bloom Press’s poetry prize. His poems appear in The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly, Assaracus, Kin and Mead, as well as in such anthologies as Poems for the Writing and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. His fiction has appeared in Best American Erotica and Men on Men 2000. Recently his poem, “Camping as Boys in the Cow Field”, was selected as the winner of Redivider’s AWP poetry contest. McQuain is a professor at Community College of Philadelphia.
ELIZABETH SCANLON is an Editor of The American Poetry Review. Her new chapbook, Odd Regard, is available from ixnay press. Her newest play, Everyone and I, based on the work of Frank O’Hara, premiered at the Kimmel Center in 2013. She also teaches poetry at The University of the Arts.
ERIC NORRIS travels from New York to Philly to join the reading. Eric is the author of 3 books: Terence, Nocturnal Omissions—with Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, and Cock Sucking (On Mars). He is presently putting the finishing touches on his fourth book, Mad Boys. He is a founding editor of the online poetry journal Kin (wearekin.org). Eric is also a co-host of the Carmine Street Metrics reading series at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.
Open Reading follows, Suzan Jivan Host