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Kissing Booth

02/09/2017 07:00 PM

@ Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur St NW

Kissing Booth

Join us for this exciting AWP offsite event!

MRB Chelko is the author of several chapbooks including Songs & Yes and Manhattations, which was selected by Mary Ruefle for Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Chelko’s publications include Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Slice, and Poetry International. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program of The New Hampshire Institute of Art and co-hosts the quarterly NYC performance series BUFFET.

Jess Feldman’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sixth Finch, Vinyl, HOUSEGUEST, Transom, Tuesday; An Art Project, and elsewhere. Her manuscript “Call It a Premonition” was chosen by Zachary Schomburg as winner of the 2015 BOAAT Winter Chapbook Competition. Jess received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire and now lives in NYC. Follow her on Twitter at @jessfeldman.

Rosie Forrest has recent publications with Literary Orphans, Whiskey Island, Wigleaf, Word Riot, and SmokeLong Quarterly. Her chapbook, Ghost Box Evolution in Cadillac, Michigan, was published with Rose Metal Press as the winner of their short short chapbook contest, and the opening story appears in The Best Small Fictions 2016, edited by Stuart Dybek. She spent a semester as the writer-in-residence with Interlochen Arts Academy and holds and MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Now in Nashville, she oversees high school residential programming with Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth.

Sarah Stickney is a former Fulbright Grantee for the translation of Italian poetry. Her co-translations of Elisa Biagini's selected poems, The Guest in the Wood, won the Best Translated Book Award for poetry in 2014. Her own poems have appeared in journals such as Rhino, The Portland Review, Mudlark, Bateau, B O D Y, and others. Her manuscript "Portico" was selected by Thomas Lux as the 2016 winner of Emrys Press's annual chapbook competition. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of New Hampshire, and lives in Baltimore.

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