Poetry Reading: Paul Hanson Clark, Dee McElhattan, and Alexis Renee Smith

Eighth Street Tap Room

paul hanson clark is a poet who has lived in nebraska his entire life. he has collaborated with numerous people on a variety of creative and social projects. he also makes drawings and fucks around with music.

dee mcelhattan is a poet from pilsen, chicago. she is a dog mama, a chain smoker, and one of those people who only maintains sanity by making to do lists. she teaches composition at the university of kansas. her work has been published by internet poetry, voicemail poems, aegir, and brown university's bluestockings magazine among others. her collaborative short film is forthcoming from the dollhouse. her work is formerly "alt lit," blunt, rude, drug-induced, sincere, and an exploration of tenderness and femininity. you can find her on facebook at dee mac, where she adds friends with reckless abandon.

Alexis Renee Smith received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado in 2015. Of course, before that she received her BA in English from the University of Kansas. In the last few years she has lived in Boulder, Denver, and Atlanta. She recently returned to Kansas with hopes of pursuing a career in teaching. It is important to know that Alexis has two small dogs named Gretel and Arthur. As for her writing, it has appeared in DREGINALD, the Denver Poetry Map, and possibly other places.


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