4/30/08

May 10: Truitt, McCarthy, Kramer

Come out Saturday, May 10th at 8PM for the last reading of the Spring at Chapterhouse Cafe.

SAM TRUITT was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, 2008) and the forthcoming Street Mete: A Work in Vertical Elegies (Palm, 2008) as well as Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (U. of Georgia, 2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads, 1998), among other books. Sam Truitt holds an MFA from Brown University and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, where he teaches, as he does at the College of St. Rose and Bard College. He lives with his family along the Hudson in a warehouse district.

PATTIE MCCARTHY is the author of bk of (h)rs and Verso, both from Apogee Press. Poems from her recently completed booklength series, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, have appeared or are forthcoming in the Colorado Review, DUSIE, Foursquare, and The Poker. She teaches literature and creative writing at Temple University and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

SCOTT KRAMER came onto the Philly scene in the early 90s, founding and co-hosting seminal experimental performance series Groove Sessions and co-directing the first City Wide Poetry Festival in 1993. Twice representing Philly poetry in the Philadelphia Music Conference, his was the first poetry uploaded to UPenn electronic journal Crossconnect. Kramer received a Masters with Distinction from the writing program at Northern Arizona University. The 1996 N. Arizona Poetry Slam grand champion, Kramer disappeared from the poetry scene but emerged 10 years later with the novel Come Full Circle Again. His poetics autobiography in-progress can be read at his blog, www.gigapoet.com. This will be his first public reading in over five years.

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