Please join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with:
Saturday, September 27
@ Rob Halpern and Lee Azus’s home
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for address and directions.
Gathering begins 7:30
Readings will begin at 8PM
Emily Abendroth is a poet, teacher, and anti-prison activist. Much of her creative work investigates state regimes of power and force, as well as strategies of resistance. Her poetry book, ]Exclosures[, was just released from Ahsahta Press this past May. Her works are often published in limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks by small and micropresses such as Belladonna (New York), Little Red Leaves (Texas), Albion Press (Philadelphia), TapRoot (San Francisco) and Zumbar Press (San Francisco). She is an active organizer with Decarcerate PA (a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania) and is co-founder of Address This!, an education and empowerment project that provides innovative, social justice correspondence courses to individuals incarcerated in Pennsylvania.
Work by Emily can be found here:
Amanda K. Davidson writes, teaches and makes performances in Brooklyn and elsewhere. She is the author of two prose chapbooks: Arcanagrams: A Reckoning (Little Red Leaves 2014) and Apprenticeship (New Herring Press 2013). She is a writer-in-residence at LMCC’s 2014–2015 Workspace Residency program, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Art Farm Nebraska, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her fiction appears in Ping Pong, The Encyclopedia Project, 4’33”, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and is currently at work on a performance novel about the mystic Swedenborg.
Recent work by Amanda can be found here: