It's the "cruelest month" and the Poet's Country Club returns to Bowery Poetry for its spring 2017 installment. Hotly anticipated and brimming with original voices, we'll be bringing fresh perspectives on the humane landscape of Poet's Country.
Featuring emerging and established names in contemporary poetry, PCC#8 follows a full-house reading at Berl's Bookshop featuring Kaveh Akbar & Charif Shanahan. This will be the last Poet's Country Club before we launch Poet's Country Issue 2 in the summer.
Alexandra Tanner I.S. Jones Ben Fama Stephen Langlois Halley Furlong Mitchell Meher Manda
ABOUT THE READERS:
ALEXANDRA TANNER's stories have appeared in Indiana Review, Joyland Magazine, and Tin House's Open Bar. She holds an MFA from The New School and is at work on a novel set in rural Florida.
I.S. JONES is a writer, educator, and hip-hop head hailing from Southern California. She is a second-year fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer's Retreat, and Callaloo. I.S. is very Blk &loud about her joy. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, her work has received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
BEN FAMA is the author of Fantasy (UDP 2015). His writing has appeared in The Believer, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Jubilat, Lit, Joyland and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. In 2016 he was a participating artist in MoMA ps1's GreaterNY. He is the co-founder of Wonder, and lives in New York City.
HALLEY FURLONG-MITCHELL is the Online Poetry Editor of the Columbia Journal and works at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center. Her poems have appeared in Prelude and On Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn.
STEPHEN LANGLOIS's work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Lit Hub, The Portland Review, Maudlin House, 3AM Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Matchbook Litmag, and Necessary Fiction, among others. He is a recipient of an NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Center for Fiction as well as a writing residency from the Blue Mountain Center. He also hosts BREW: An Evening of Literary Works, a reading series held in Brooklyn, and serves as the fiction editor for FLAPPERHOUSE. Visit him at www.stephenmlanglois.com.
MEHER MANDA is a culture journalist from Mumbai, India, and is currently pursuing the MFA Creative Writing in Fiction at the College of New Rochelle, New York. She writes poetry and short fiction, depending on what time of the day it is.
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