March 9, 3-6 PM AWP Offsite Reading Event at Sonsie

So to Speak would like to invite you to attend the offsite reading we
are hosting at this year’s AWP conference!  To celebrate our 21st
birthday, we’re hosting a reading on Saturday (the last day of the
conference) from 3-6 pm. So, after you’ve finished buying out all of
the half-price books at the bookfair, come hear an amazing reading by
some of our favorite writers: Danielle Pafunda, Lara Glenum, Julie
Marie Wade, and Moira Egan. The reading will be held at Sonsie, a
restaurant just a few blocks away from the conference at 327 Newbury
St., Boston, Massachusetts 02115. We’d love to celebrate great
feminist writing and have a drink with you! And, most importantly,
you’re really not going to want to miss this line-up.

Moira Egan’s poetry collections are Cleave (WWPH, 2004); Bar Napkin
Sonnets (The Ledge, 2008 Chapbook Prize); La Seta della Cravatta/The
Silk of the Tie (Edizioni l’Obliquo, 2009); and Spin (Entasis Press,
2010). Her poems have been published in numerous journals in the U.S.
and internationally, and in anthologies such as Best American Poetry
2008, The Book of Forms, and many others. She has held fellowships
with the Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio Center), Civitella Ranieri,
the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at VCCA, and others. With her
husband, Damiano Abeni, she has published books in translation in
Italy by John Ashbery, John Barth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anthony
Hecht, Mark Strand, and others; translations in English appear in the
FSG Book of 20th Century Italian Poetry and are forthcoming in Farrar
Straus & Giroux’s My Poetry Will Not Change the World by Patrizia
Cavalli. In 2013, Edizioni l’Obliquo will publish her fifth collection
of poetry, Strange Botany/Botanica Arcana.

Lara Glenum is the author of three books of poetry, including The
Hounds of No and Maximum Gaga. She is also the co-editor, with Arielle
Greenberg, of Gurlesque, an anthology of contemporary women’s poetry
and visual art. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship
and the co-recipient of an NEA Translation fellowship. She teaches in
the MFA program at LSU.

Danielle Pafunda is the author of Manhater (Dusie Press Books),
Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press), My Zorba (Bloof Books),
and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press). A fifth collection Natural
History Rape Museum is forthcoming from Bloof Books. Her manuscript
The Dead Girls Speak in Unison has been a finalist for the National
Poetry Series and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open
Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Beauty Is A Verb: The New
Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), Best American
Poetry(Scribner 2004, 2006, & 2007), Gurlesque: The New Grrly,
Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics (Saturnalia Press), and Not for Mothers
Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child Rearing (Fence
Books). Her poems, essays, and short stories appear in American Poet
,Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review,  Kenyon Review,
The Huffington Post, and the like. Danielle blogs for Montevidayo, and
is an editor for the online journal Coconut.

Julie Marie Wade is the author of 2 collections of lyric nonfiction,
Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010) and
Small Fires (Sarabande Books, 2011), and 2 collections of poetry,
Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Postage Due (White Pine
Press, 2013).  She earned a Master of Arts in English at Western
Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the
University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary
Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012.  Wade lives with
her partner and their two cats in the Sunshine State, where she is the
newest member of the graduate faculty in creative writing at Florida
International University in Miami.







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