We're back from our summer holiday! Join us in the beautiful air-conditioned basement of the Taproom for our August reading. This reading features visiting poets Megan Burns (New Orleans) and Laura Goldstein (Chicago), as well as local poet Simone Savannah. The featured readers will follow an open mic session, so bring your best work to share.
Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter. She has been most recently published in Jacket Magazine, Callaloo, New Laurel Review, Trickhouse, and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology. Her poetry and prose reviews have been published in Tarpaulin Sky, Gently Read Lit, Big Bridge, and Rain Taxi. She has two books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008) and Sound and Basin (2013) published by Lavender Ink. She has two recent chapbook: a city/ bottle boned (Dancing Girl Press, 2012) and Dollbaby (Horseless Press, 2013). Her chapbook i always wanted to start over was just released from Nous-Zot Press.
Laura Goldstein has published poetry and essays in the West Wind Review, Denver Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, Tenderloin, How2, Jacket2 and other fine publications. She has six chapbooks, including phylum from horse less press and let her from dancing girl press. Her first collection of poetry, loaded arc was released by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013 and awesome camera (Make Now, 2014) is her second full-length collection. She teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University and is the co-curator of the Red Rover Series with Jennifer Karmin.
Simone Savannah was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is in the third year of her Phd program at KU, and is the poetry blogger for the Project on the History of Black Writing. She also writes for the Phoenix Rising Collective. Her interests include poetry, the body, and magic.