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Lawless, Wong, Frey, Alessandrelli
March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the IPRC for a reading from visiting poets Amy Lawless, Angela Veronica Wong, and local poets Emily Kendal Frey and Jeff Alessandrelli.
Amy Lawless is the author of the poetry collections My Dead (2013) and Broadax (2017), both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she co-authored the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected (2016) from Pioneer Works Press’ Groundworks Series. A chapbook A Woman Alone was published by Sixth Finch. Poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2013, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press). In 2011, she received a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship. Amy recently taught poetry writing workshops and lives in Brooklyn.
Angela Veronica Wong is a poet, writer, artist, and educator based in NYC. Her most recent book of poetry is elsa: an unauthorized autobiography (Black Radish 2017). Chapbooks include the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship winning Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter. Poems have been anthologized in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 poems for the next generation and Best American Poetry (collaboration with Amy Lawless). Fiction has appeared Denver Quarterly, Duende, and Smoking Glue Gun. Performance work has been featured in independent galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. She was named a Poets & Writers debut poet for her first book of poems, how to survive a hotel fire.
Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. Her first full-length collection, THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE, won the Norma Farber First Book
Award from The Poetry Society of America. Her second collection, SORROW ARROW, won the Oregon Book Award. She is a practicing psychotherapist.
Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the poetry collections THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (2014) and The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (2019), both from Burnside Review Press. Just published this month by the U.K. press Eyewear, Jeff also wrote the essay collection The Man on High: Essays on Skateboarding, Hip-Hop, Poetry and The Notorious B.I.G. Recent work by him appears in Pleiades, Puerto del Sol, Poetry Daily and The American Poetry Review. Additionally, Jeff also edits and directs the vinyl record-only poetry press Fonograf Editions; recent albums have been released by Alice Notley, Rae Armantrout and Harmony Holiday.