Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Upcoming SOON Reading

Coming to the State of the Art Gallery in downtown Ithaca this Saturday, May 12 at 7 PM, it's Jennifer Scappettone and Will Cordeiro!

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of From Dame Quickly, forthcoming from Litmus Press, and of a chapbook of graphic stills, Abluvion Almanac, out this spring from Outside Voices. Her poetry, prose, and translations from the Italian verse of Amelia Rosselli have recently appeared in Zoland Annual (Random House, 2007), The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for a New Century (Cracked Slab, 2007), Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), 2nd Avenue Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, The Canary, Chicago Review, Dusie, and P-Queue. She is now at work on Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and opera of pop-ups commissioned by Atelos Press, and on a special issue of Aufgabe devoted to contemporary Italian experiment. She works as an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Chicago.

Will Cordeiro is a former NYC Teaching Fellow and co-founder of the Brooklyn Playwrights Collective. Several of his one-act plays have been produced in off-off-Broadway venues, and he has had a staged reading of his full-length verse play, The Errors of Eros. In addition, he has been a staff theater critic for offoffonline, and continues to write art and theater reviews for other publications as well. His poems have been published in such journals as the Brooklyn Review, Baltimore Review, Paradigm, and Dirt: A Journal of Contemporary Arts and Letters. Currently, he is an MFA candidate in poetry at Cornell, working on writing a long poem, Hymns, and an opera libretto.

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