Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bringing our feelings to the avenue of the arts:

the WHENEVER WE FEEL LIKE IT series continues

joined by student poets from UArts and UPenn
OCTOBER 22, 6 pm
University of the Arts, Terra Hall, room 905
hosted by Zach Savich & Michelle Taransky

Paul Killebrew was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1978. His two full-length poetry collections, Flowers and Ethical Consciousness, were published by Canarium Books in 2010 and 2013. From 2008 to 2012, he served as a staff attorney at Innocence Project New Orleans, and he currently resides in Maryland with his wife and son and works as a civil rights lawyer. 

Jenn McCreary’s new full-length collection, & now my feet are maps, is forthcoming from Dusie Press in 2013. Other works include :ab ovo: (Dusie Press), a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press), & Odyssey & Oracle (Least Weasel Press). A new chapbook, The Dark Mouth of Living, is also forthcoming from Horse Less Press this year. She was recently named a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for poetry.  She lives in Philadelphia, where she co-edits ixnay press with Chris McCreary.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

fall feelings

It feels good to be telling you about these fall readings:

Zach Savich & Frank Sherlock
Kelly Writers House, 6 pm

Paul Killebrew & Jen McCreary
UArts, 6pm

Stephanie Anderson & Jane Gregory
Kelly Writers House, 6 pm

Monday, April 15, 2013

feelings will be here:

The Whenever We Feel Like It series continues

on Saturday, April 20th

@ 3PM
at Jose Pistolas
263 S 15th St.


 AMANDA NADELBERG is the author of BRIGHT BRAVE PHENOMENA (Coffee House Press, 2012) and ISA THE TRUCK NAMED ISADORE (Slope Editions, 2006) as well as a chapbook, Building Castles in Spain, Getting Married (The Song Cave, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Conduit, 6x6, Boston Review, NO: A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS and VANITAS. In 2008, she received a grant from the Fund for Poetry. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, she is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

JOEL LEWIS is the author of SURRENDER WHEN LEAVING COACH ((Hanging Loose, 2012) and the forthcoming NORTH RIVER RUNDOWN (Accent Editions 2013). He has edited the selected talks of Ted Berrigan, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and an anthology of contemporary New Jersey poets. And, for better or worse, he originated the now-abolished NJ Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Feelings during National Poetry Month:

The Whenever We Feel Like It series continues

on Saturday, April 6th
@ 3PM

at Jose Pistolas
263 S 15th St.

STAN MIR is the author of The Lacustrine Suite (Pavement Saw, 2011), Song & Glass (Subito, 2010), Test Patterns (JR Vansant, 2010), and Flight Patterns (JR Vansant, 2009). He lives in Philadelphia where he co-organizes the Chapter & Verse reading series and occasionally writes for his blog Best Nightmare You Get! Recently, he co-edited the Lew Welch page for the Electronic Poetry Center.

The author of eleven books of poetry and prose, AARON SHURIN is a recipient of California Arts Council Literary Fellowships in poetry (1989, 2002), and fellowships from the NEA and San Francisco Arts Commission in creative nonfiction (1995, 2005). He has taught extensively in the fields of American poetry and poetics, contemporary and classical prosody, improvisational techniques in composition, and the personal essay. His own work is framed by the innovative traditions in lyric poetry as they extend the central purpose of the Romantic Imagination: to attend the world in its particularities, body and soul. "Poetry remains for me an act of investigation, by which the imagination makes itself visible in a real world - and through which the inhabitants of that realer world become dimensional."

Friday, February 8, 2013

multiplying feelings by feelings by feelings equals feelings

on Tuesday, March 12
Seth Landman, Rachel B. Glaser & Ben Kopel
@ 6pm

Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk


Rachel B. Glaser
 is the author of the short story collection “Pee on Water” (Publishing Genius, Press 2010) and the poetry book “MOODS” (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). Glaser’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, New York Tyrant, American Short Fiction, and others.  After receiving her undergraduate degree in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, she studied Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Glaser lives in Northampton, MA, teaching writing at Flying Object and painting basketball players and other people of note.  For more information, check out rachelbglaser.blogspot.com

Seth Landman lives in Massachusetts, and is a member of the Agnes Fox Press collective. Recent poems have appeared in Ghost Town, jubilat, Jellyfish, io, Lit, and other places. He has published a few chapbooks, most recently A Note on the Text (above/ground press, 2012), and collaborates with the poet Seth Parker on Tyoyeu (@tyoyeu & tyoyeu.blogspot.com).

Ben Kopel was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1983. He holds degrees from Louisiana State University, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers. Ben is the author of VICTORY (h_ngm_n books) and the forthcoming SHUT UP AND BLOOM (io press), co-authored with Matthew Suss. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

when you get that feeling we've got these feelings:

forthcoming events in Philadelphia:

Thursday, October 18, 2012 Kelly Writers House
bookmaking for writers and dabblers
w/ Betsy Wheeler & Christopher Janke

Saturday, November 10, 2012, Jose Pistola's
Natalie Lyalin & Lily Ladewig

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Kelly Writers House
Caryl Pagel & Paul Legault

December 4, 2012 Kelly Writers House
we all feel like it: writers from the kwh community

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Jose Pistola's
Dorothea Lasky & Mark Leidner

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Kelly Writers House
Jena Osman & Pattie McCarthy

March 12, 2013 Kelly Writers House
Seth Landman, Rachel B. Glaser & Ben Kopel

April 6, 2013 Jose Pistola's
Aaron Shurin & TBA

April 20, 2013 Jose Pistola's
Joel Lewis & Amanda Nadelberg

Friday, August 24, 2012

a place for our feelings:

on Thursday, September 20
Mark Nowak & Jordan Stempleman
@ 6pm

Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk


Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004) — a New York Times Editor’s Choice. He frequently speaks about global working class policies and issues, most recently on Al Jazeera, BBC World News America, BBC Radio 3, and Pacifica Radio’s “Against the Grain.” A native of Buffalo, New York, Nowak currently directs the MFA program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. For information on bookings, contact Speak Out Now: The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture. Follow on Twitter @coalmtn.

Jordan Stempleman's most recent collections of poetry are No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-edits The Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series.