on Saturday, April 30th
EMERGENCY FEELING presents
& Christophe Casamassima
263 S 15th St
RYAN ECKES was born in Northeast Philadelphia and now he writes poems. You can find some of his writing on the internet: in the journals Scythe, Fanzine, 60 Watts, the ixnay reader, on his blog, Old News, and other places. He likes to read poems out loud.
CHRISTOPHE CASAMASSIMA is a founder of Towson ARTS Collective, where he is the Director of Literary Arts and editor of Furniture Press. He also teaches in the English department at Towson University. He has recently completed the Proteus Cycle, which includes The Proteus (Moria Books, 2008), Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (BlazeVOX, 2008), Ore (twentythreebooks, 2009), UNTILTED (Moria Books, 2009) and Being/Time (Xerolage, 2010) and Three Suite (BlazeVOX, 2010). In his spare time he repurposes unwanted books and promotes creative literacy through poetry writing and bookmaking workshops. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
LUKE BLOOMFIELD lives and writes in New York. He is the editor of the online literary journal notnostrums. He is the author of THE DUFFEL BAG (Factory Hollow, 2011).
EMERGENCY is designed to address several questions we see arising in contemporary North American poetry around issues of emergence and literary community. We've created an ongoing dialogue among working poets on how they think about poetic lineage, theoretical stances, and aesthetic practice. Emergency is curated by Julia Bloch and Sarah Dowling.
WHENEVER WE FEEL LIKE IT is put on by Committee of Vigilance members Emily Pettit and Michelle Taransky. The Committee of Vigilance is a subdivision of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute.