Saturday August 13, 7pm –Poetry
Travis Macdonald & Fact-Simile Editions Present
James Belflower, Kevin Varrone & Frank Sherlock
James Belflower is the author of Commuter (Instance Press), which was voted 2009’s “Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence by ColdFront magazine; Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize; and And Also a Fountain, (NeOpepper Press) a collaborative echap with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez. His work appears, or is forthcoming in: New American Writing, 1913, EOAGH, Denver Quarterly, Apostrophe Cast, & Greatcoat among others. He is pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Poetics at Suny Albany and cocurates the Yes! Reading Series in Albany NY.
Kevin Varrone is the author of g-point almanac: id est (9/22-12/21) (Instance Press, 2007), and g-point Almanac (7/21-9/21) (Ixnay Press). His poems have also appeared in numerous print journals and online, including 6◊6, Big Bridge, Cross Connect, the ixnay reader, volume 2, American Poetry Review: The Philly Edition, and Duration Press’s ebook series. With poet Pattie McCarthy, he edited and co-founded Beautiful Swimmer Press. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches literature and writing at Temple University.
Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here (Factory School 2009), the co-author of Ready-To-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink 2008) with Brett Evans, and a collaboration with CAConrad entitled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School 2010). He is working with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on Journeys South, a public art
project that documents immigrant/migrant experiences in South Philly.