Taproom Poetry: Roitman & Dockery + Open Mic

Eighth Street Tap Room

This month's reading will serve as the book release for Mary Stone Dockery's first book of poetry, Mythology of Touch (Woodley Press), and Judy Roitman's latest chapbook, Slackline (Hank's Orginal Loose Gravel Press). Come out and support two talented local writers and bring your own work to share.

Judy Roitman lives in Lawrence KS. Her chapbook, The stress of meaning: variations on a line of Susan Howe, was published in 1997 by Standing Stones Press, a second chapbook, Diamond Notebooks, was published in 1998 by nominative press collective, and a third chapbook, Slippage, was published in 1999 by Potes and Poets Press. A book No Face: Selected and New was published in 2008 by First Intensity Press. Ku: a thumb book is forthcoming from Airfoil Chapbooks, and an as yet untitled chapbook is soon to appear from Hank's Loose Gravel Press.

Mary Stone Dockery's first poetry collection, Mythology of Touch, will be released by Woodley Press in 2012. She is the author of two chapbooks, Blink Finch (Kattywompus Press) and Aching Buttons (Dancing Girl Press), both forthcoming in 2012. Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, South Dakota Review, Thrush, I-70 Review, Architrave Press, and many other fine journals. She will graduate with her MFA from the University of Kansas this Spring. She helps co-edit Blue Island Review and Stone Highway Review, in addition to reading poetry and fiction for Gemini Magazine, Echo Ink Review, and A Capella Zoo.

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