NYC | February 21, 2016

Fierce literary forces are heading our way! February brings compelling new books by four bold and brilliant authors/poets to the Salon stage. Join us! You’ll want to get caught in this beautiful storm. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

WORD Books will be our bookseller at this evening’s event.




Matthew Cheney’s debut collection, Blood: Stories, won the Hudson Prize and will be published by Black Lawrence Press in January 2016. His work has been published by English Journal, One Story, UnstuckWeird Tales, Web Conjunctions, Strange Horizons,, Ideomancer, Pindeldyboz, Weird Fiction ReviewRain Taxi, Locus, and SF Site, among other places. He is the former series editor for Best American Fantasy and the co-editor, with Eric Schaller, of the occasional online magazine The Revelator. He has taught English, Women’s Studies, and Communications & Media Studies at Plymouth State University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of New Hampshire.


Alison Kinney’s nonfiction book, Hood (Bloomsbury 2016, Object Lessons series), is a cultural history of the hood from the Grim Reaper to the Klan, Red Riding Hood, Abu Ghraib, and anti-hoodie campaigns. Her nonfiction has appeared online at Paris Review Daily, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Berfrois, New Inquiry, Avidly, The Mantle, New Criticials, The Hairpin, Narratively, and Salon; her fiction has appeared in the Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories, The Literary Review, and Blue Mesa Review. Her opera article for Hyperallergic was picked for the Longreads Best of 2015 list.


Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the books Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and RoughhouseHaywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, Terese Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction, seven books of poetry, a memoir, a biography, and a book of translation from the Nuer. When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems 1985-2015 was published in November; Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet has just been published. Live Sacrifice, a book of short stories, will appear in 2017.

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