Thursday, March 14, 2013

Poetry Reading at Big Blue Marble Bookstore on Sat., March 16th at 5 PM

The Unrest book tour will continue with a Finishing Line Press reading at Big Blue Marble Bookstore on Saturday, March 16th at 5 PM. I look forward to reading with Finishing Line Press poets David Ebenbach, Alison Hicks and Hila Ratzabi.

I hope to see you there!

Big Blue Marble Bookstore

551 Carpenter Lane 
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Saturday, March 16, 5:00pm

Finishing Line Press poetry reading. Featuring David Ebenbach, Alison Hicks, Chloe Yelena Miller and Hila Ratzabi.

Finishing Line Press, an independent publishing house devoted to the art of producing powerful, beautiful chapbooks, presents a reading with four exceptional poets hosted by Chloe Yelena Miller.

David Ebenbach is the author of Autogeography, a chapbook of poetry, and two collections of short stories: Between Camelots, which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the GLCA New Writer’s Award, and Into the Wilderness, which won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize. Ebenbach has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. He teaches creative writing at Georgetown University. 

Alison Hicks is the author of a full-length collection of poetry, Kiss (PS Books, 2011), a chapbook, Falling Dreams (Finishing Line Press, 2006), a novella, Love: A Story of Images (AWA Press, 2004), and the co-editor of an anthology, Prompted (PS Books, 2010). She has twice received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and is the winner of the 2011 Philadelphia City Paper Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eclipse, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, The Hollins Critic, Pearl, Permafrost, Quiddity and Whiskey Island, among other journals. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, and is founder of Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, which offers community-based creative writing workshops and personal consultation.

Chloe Yelena Miller's poetry chapbook, Unrest, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her work is published or forthcoming in Alimentum, The Cortland Review, Narrative Magazine, Poet’s Market, and Storyscape Literary Journal, among others. Chloe has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center residency and the A Room of Her Own Writers’ Retreat. Chloe teaches writing online at Fairleigh Dickinson University, George Mason University and privately, and leads writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Hila Ratzabi was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an Amy Award. Her chapbook, The Apparatus of Visible Things, is published by Finishing Line Press. Her book-length poetry manuscript, No One Blue, has twice been a finalist for the To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize. She is the editor-in-chief of the journal Storyscape. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Philadelphia.

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