Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7pm
J.C. Todd, Elizabeth Catanese,
Darla Himles & Attractive Nuisance
J. C. Todd’s recent work explores war’s infiltration into daily life. The author of What Space This Body, her work has appeared widely in journals such as the Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review. A recipient of fellowships from the PCA, Leeway Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Baltic Center for Writers and Translators (Sweden), and the Artist House at Schloss Wiepersdorf (Germany), she teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program at Rosemont.
Darla Himeles has worked as an ice cream scooper, barista, book store clerk, teacher, and poetry workshop leader, as well as in various higher education positions. Her poetry, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, can be read in recent issues of Weave Magazine, 5 AM, Spillway, Off the Coast, Adanna Literary Journal, and OVS, Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems. She is the primary English-language translator of French poet Chantal Dupuy-Dunier. Born in Dallas and raised in Los Angeles, Darla currently divides her time between coastal Maine and Philadelphia, where she is pursuing a PhD in English at Temple University.
Elizabeth Catanese is an artist and writer embracing creative hybridity. She likes to write about visual art and make paintings that include writing. She was a finalist for a Lois Cranston prize from Calyx, and her work has appeared in Adanna Literary Journal, OVS and Anomalous Press. Her mixed media and installation art has been exhibited in galleries at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr College, Mercer County College, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and other venues. She lives in Philadelphia and is an English and humanities instructor at Community College of Philadelphia
Attractive Nuisance is a contemporary folk duo that aims to harness the power and clarity of American roots music in the quest for beauty, truth, and justice – or, failing that, a good time. Firm believers in do-it-yourself music, Nuisance members Heather Levi and Claudia Ginanni use guitar, mandolin, vocal harmonies, and decades of life experience to build songs a fan calls “storytelling originals that are thought-provoking, humorous, sometimes haunting, always memorable.” They have appeared at the Mount Airy Village Fair, SisterSpace, and Chicago’s Heartlend Cafe, among other venues.
Open Reading follows, Dave Worrell, host