Elliott batTzedek & Roberto Garcia
7pm Until 10pm
At Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street, Phila, PA 19107
Elliott batTzedek holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University; her translation of Dance of the Lunatic by the Israeli lesbian writer Shez won the Robert Bly Translation prize, judged by Martha Collins. She is also the recipient of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Award and a residency at Vermont Studio Arts Center. For her day jobs, she creates events and magic at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, and runs a poetry consulting business at poetrybusinessmanager.com. She’s also a liturgist for several radical Jewish communities including Jewish Voice for Peace and Fringes: a feminist, non-zionist havurah. Her work appears in: Sakura Review, American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Cahoodaloodaling, Naugatuck River Review, Poemeleon, Apiary, Sinister Wisdom, and Passageways: the 2012 Two Lines Translation Anthology. Her chapbook the enkindled coal of my tongue was just published by Wicked Banshee Press. She blogs about poetry and translation at thisfrenzy.com
Roberto Carlos Garcia's book, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Engagement, Public Pool, Stillwater Review, Gawker, Barrelhouse, Tuesday; An Art Project, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others. He is the founder of Get Fresh Books, LLC, a cooperative press. A native New Yorker, Roberto holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His website is http://www.robertocarlosgarcia.com/.