Thursday, June 24, 2010

Queen Squeeze Press

If you're in NY tonight, Friday:

James Belflower, Claire Hero, Shelly Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Kim Gek Lin Short & Wendy Wisner ~
June 25, Friday @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


James Belflower is the author of Commuter (Instance Press) and And Also a Fountain, (NeOpepper Press) a collaborative echap with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez. Commuter was recently voted the 2009 “Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence by ColdFront magazine. He curates, a website dedicated to the gifting and exchange of poetry resources. He received a BA in music composition from Arizona State University before attending the University of Colorado, Boulder, for his M.A. in Creative Writing. Belflower currently resides in New York and is pursuing a PhD in poetics at SUNY Albany.

Claire Hero is the author of Sing, Mongrel (Noemi Press 2009) and two chapbooks: afterpastures, winner of the 2007 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, and Cabinet (dancing girl press). She lives in upstate New York.

Shelly Taylor is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Peaches the Yes-Girl (Portable Press of Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) & Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). Black-Eyed Heifer(Tarpaulin Sky Press, May 2010) is her first full collection. Born in southern Georgia, she currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Matthew Thorburn is the author of a book of poems, Subject to Change, and a chapbook, the long poem Disappears in the Rain. He is the recipient of a 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Currently, he’s working on two new book projects: Every Possible Blue, a collection of poems about artists and their work, and Snow in Early Spring, a series of poems set in China, Iceland and Japan. He lives in The Bronx and works as a marketing manager for an international law firm.

Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and the forthcoming China Cowboy, both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her chapbooks include The Residents (dancing girl press) and Run (Rope-a-Dope). She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

Wendy Wisner‘s first book of poems, Epicenter, was published by CW Books in 2004. Her poems have appeared in The Spoon River Review, Rhino, Natural Bridge, The Bellevue Literary Review, online at Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Wendy previously taught writing and literature at Hunter College, and is now an at-home mom to her two-year-old son. Visit Wendy on the web at


Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013 (718) 453-6343
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St


If you're in Denver on MONDAY:

Fiction Reading: Travis Nichols & Aaron Morales

Tattered Cover: Colfax Location
2526 East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street,
June 28, 2010 - 7:30pm
This Monday

Travis Nichols & Aaron Morales will read from and sign their debut novels.

Travis Nichols will present Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder ($14.95 Coffee House Press), an eloquent, original, and hypnotic story exploring generational divides and the enduring human desire for love, adventure, truth, and understanding. He is also the author of the collection of poems Iowa (Letter Machine Editions).

Aaron Morales will present Drowning Tucson ($15.95 Coffee House Press), a haunting and honest story, set in Tucson’s toughest neighborhoods during the late 1980s, that follows the disintegration of the Nuñez family, and the people whose paths they cross.

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