Readers for the NYQ September Event:
Amanda J. Bradley www.amandajbradley.com
Amanda J. Bradley’s first book of poems, Hints and Allegations, was released in 2009 from NYQ Books. Her second NYQ book, Oz at Night, came out in 2011. She has published poetry in many journals including The Paterson Literary Review, Gargoyle, Pirene’s Fountain, Lips, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and Poetry Bay. Amanda is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School, and she holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor at Keystone College in Pennsylvania.
Tony Gloeggler firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Gloeggler is a native and lifelong resident of NYC. His poems have been published in NYQ since the mid eighties and more recently in The Paterson Literary Review, Exit 13, The Raleigh Review, Trajectory, Nerve Cowboy and The Columbia Poetry Review.
His books include One Wish Left, a full-length collection that went into a second edition (initially published by Pavement Saw Press in 2000) and in 2010 The Last Lie, was published by NYQ Books. His new collection, Until The Last Light Leaves, is forthcoming from NYQ Books and focuses on his more than 30 years managing group homes for the mentally disabled and his relationship as a kind of step-father with the autistic son of an ex-girlfriend.
Urayoán Noel is the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (Iowa) and several books of poetry in English and Spanish, including the forthcoming EnUncIAdOr (Educación Emergente) and Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (Arizona). He has been a fellow of CantoMundo, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Ford Foundation, and he is currently completing a book of translations of the Chilean poet Pablo de Rokha. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he lives in the Bronx and teaches at NYU.
Bunkong Tuon https://www.facebook.com/bunkong.tuon
Born a few years before the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, Bunkong Tuon remembers very little of the atrocities in Cambodia. He left with his grandmother and extended family for refugee camps in Thailand in 1979, and grew up in Malden, Massachusetts in the 1980s. He teaches literature and writing for the Department of English at Union College, in Schenectady, NY.
His poetry and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Paterson Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, Numéro Cinq, and Misfit Magazine, among others. Gruel, his first full-length collection of poems, will be published by NYQ Books in late 2014.