For the final chapter of the 2014 season, Sunday Salon welcomes five incredibly talented wordsmiths to the stage, including two contributors to the newly-published, much celebrated anthology, All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color; a Baltimore-based poet who writes keenly about race; and two NY writers with guaranteed riotous stories. Come listen. Buy a book or two or four (hey, they make great gifts) and raise a glass to a wondrous literary year and beyond! 7 PM at Jimmys no. 43.
Glendaliz Camacho was born and raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Her writing has appeared in All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), Southern Pacific Review, and The Acentos Review, among others. She was a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and is currently working on a short story collection.
Ailish Hopper is the author of Dark~Sky Society (2014), selected by David St. John as runner up for the New Issues prize, and the chapbook Bird in the Head (2005), selected by Jean Valentine for the Center for Book Arts Prize. Individual poems have appeared in Agni, APR, Blackbird, Harvard Review Online, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tidal Basin Review, and other places. Her essays on art and literature that deal with race have appeared in or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Volta, and the anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race. She also blogged on that subject for Best American Poetry. A native of DC, she lives in Baltimore, and has received support from the Baltimore Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, Maryland State Arts Council, and Yaddo, and teaches at Goucher College and in the visual art MFA program at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Gary Percesepe is Associate Editor at New World Writing (formerly Mississippi Review) and a Contributor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is the author of seven books, including itch, a collection of flash fiction, and falling, a poetry collection, both published by Pure Slush Press. Percesepe’s next book, Why I Did the Grocery Girl, will collect stories published over the past twenty years. He lives in White Plains, New York.
Ivelisse Rodriguez has published or has work forthcoming in All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, the Boston Review, Aster(ix), Ragazine, Kweli, the Bilingual Review, and other journals. In December 2010, she was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes for her fiction. She holds a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. She has finished a collection of short stories entitled Love War Stories and is working on a novella about Salsa musicians.
Bud Smith’s recent books are the novels Tollbooth and F-250, and also the poetry collection Everything Neon. He works heavy construction in New Jersey, and lives in Washington Heights, NYC. He’s online at www.budsmithwrites.com.