To literary love in 2015. To the page, the book, the literary magazine. To wintertide arriving curbside. To you along for the joyride. We’re celebrating it all at the next Sunday Salon. With poetry! Let’s toast! Join us in welcoming to the stage four phenomenal poets and a special musical guest. They’re gonna amplify your world. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Guillermo Filice Castro’s newly minted collection of poems is Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press, 2015). He’s the recipient of an Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the Poetry Project. His work is featured in About Place, Assaracus, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, The Bellevue Literary Review, Hinchas de Poesía,The Good Men Project, Quarterly West, Sunday Salon Zine, and more; as well as the anthologies Rabbit Ears, Flicker & Spark, Divining Divas, My Diva, Saints of Hysteria, and others. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, appear in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. Some of his photographs have been showcased on Sunday Salon Zine and Canopic Jar. In 2012 his full length manuscript was a finalist for the Andrés Montoya prize. Castro lives in Astoria, Queens.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, Streaming, Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer, Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas, Effigies and Effigies II. She teaches for VCFA Writing & Publishing MFA, Red Earth MFA, and Naropa. Hedge Coke came of age in North Carolina, working fields, factories, and waters. She directs the Literary Sandhill Cranefest, is currently at work on a film, Red Dust: resiliency in the dirty thirties, and performs with the band Rd Klā.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American writers.
Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009), which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow and recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015) and most recently, a Lannan Literary Fellowship. A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs both the MFA Program at Manhattanville College and the Worker Writers Institute at PEN.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke will perform with the band Rd Klā.