I’m flying to Denver this weekend to do a reading with my fellow SpringGun Press author Joe Hall and Mud Luscious Press authors Mathias Svalina, Joanna Ruocco, and Todd Seabrook. I couldn’t be more excited!
Leon Presents a Reading #5
Saturday, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Leon Gallery @ 1112 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO
Joe Hall was born in the woods and is devoted to Cheryl. With Chad Hardy he wrote The Container Store Vol. I (SpringGun 2012). Black Ocean Press published his first book of poems, Pigafetta Is My Wife, in 2010. His poems, fiction, book reviews, and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Octopus, HTMLGiant, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere.
Mathias Svalina is the author of one book of prose, I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press, 2011), & two books of poetry, Destruction Myth (Cleveland State UNiversity Poetry Center, 2009) & The Explosions (Subito, 2012). With Alisa Heinzman & Zachary Schomburg he co-edits Octopus Books.
Joanna Ruocco co-edits Birkensnake, a fiction journal. She is the author of The Mothering Coven (Ellipsis Press), Man’s Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press), A Compendium of Domestic Incidents (Noemi Press), and Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych (FC2).
William Todd Seabrook hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and received his MFA at the University of Colorado. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, CutBank, Quiddity, 30 Under 30 Anthology (Starcherone Press), and was a finalist for the MAR Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His second chapbook is forthcoming from Firewheel Editions in the fall of 2012.
Lily Ladewig is the author of The Silhouettes (SpringGun Press, 2012) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, the e-chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press, 2011). Recent poems have been published in Aesthetix, Bone Bouquet, Horse Less Review, Sixth Finch, and Spinning Jenny. She lives in Brooklyn.
In somewhat related news, Mud Luscious founding editor J. A. Tyler recently interviewed me for Monkeybicycle. We talked about dance, narrative arcs, and street fashion.