Pen and Brush Presents…February
Pen and Brush Presents… is a new reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.
Join us for our first reading of 2017, featuring the work of:
Crystal Curry-Vassilakis, representing Coldfront and its editor Melinda Wilson (who read with the series in December). Crystal Curry-Vassilakis has had work appear both off and online in journals auch as VERSE, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Open City, Octopus Magazine, and Action, Yes. Curry received her B.A. in jourmalism and political science from Illinois State University and her M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she was a postgraduate fellow. Curry is also the author of the chapbook Logotherapy Pant (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2008).
Jen Huh, representing The Inquisitive Eater and its editor Laura Cronk. Jen Huh is an artist, designer, and poet, whose practice focuses on concept development and blending humor, text/typography, fine arts and product design. Jen has earned an MFA Degree in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from the New School and has worked as a teaching artist in the New York public schools. She currently works as the Assistant Director of Advising, guiding students in the BFA programs at Parsons The New School for Design.
Elaine Equi, representing The Best American Poetry Blog and its managing editor Stacey Harwood. Elaine Equi’s latest book is Sentences and Rain from Coffee House Press. Her other collections include Click and Clone, Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems, and Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, Tin House, Poetry, and in many editions of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The New School.
Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, Best New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in 2016.
The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to <RSVP@penandbrush.org> are encouraged but not required.