on Saturday, May 21st
WHENEVER WE FEEL LIKE IT presents
& Debrah Morkum
263 S 15th St
MARK WALLACE is the author of a number of books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. He is the author of a multi-genre work, Haze, and a novel, Dead Carnival. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and along with Steven Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press), a collection of 26 essays by different writers. Most recently he has published a collection of tales, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). He teaches at California State University San Marcos.
DEBRAH MORKUM lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she enjoys swaying between the poles of intense socializing and strict, disciplined, poetic hermitage. During her heightened social frenzies, she astutely gathers story material and barbed wire for her poems. During her periods of hermitage, she writes the poems, collects poetic data, stargazes, and meditates the ida pingala. She is a founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets, and her first book, Projection Machine, is out from BlazeVox Books.