Buck, Borsenik, Hemery & Leatherman at Scott Duncan Photography
Thursday, June 16 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Scott M. Duncan Photography
120 Middle Avenue
The 2nd PoetryElyria event at Scott M Duncan Photography in downtown Elyria will feature an open mic emceed by John Burroughs, plus four fantastic featured writers:
Chansonette Buck spent her childhood “on the road” as stepdaughter of a Black Mountain poet, living all over the American West, in England, and in Spain. She holds the PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she concentrated on 20th-century poetry and poetics and wrote a dissertation on childhood trauma as the source for William Carlos Williams’s poetic obsessions. She has a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, and has won awards for her visual art, her poetry, and her teaching. Chapters of her memoir Unnecessary Turns: Growing Up Beat have appeared in Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives (Seal Press, May 2010) and Polarity, and several poems have been accepted for publication over the next year. She lives in Berkeley with her family and way too many pets.
Dianne Borsenik, former flowerchild and current redhead, is active in the Cleveland, Ohio poetry scene. With poetry partner John Burroughs, she coproduces and cohosts the monthly Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Rosebud, Slipstream, Pudding Magazine, Wick Poetry Center’s Speak Peace project, the Rising In Hope anthology (Tinfoil Press), and three new chapbooks, Braless (Blasted Press), Cities Have Souls Too (Kattywompus Press), and Blue Grafitti (Crisis Chronicles Press). She’s married to James Borsenik, and has two dogsons, Bodhisattva and Angelo. You can find her at http://www.pw.org/content/dianne_borsenik_0
Michael Hemery teaches English near Cleveland, Ohio, earned his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and served as the nonfiction editor for Hunger Mountain. His book, No Permanent Scars, published by Silenced Press, illuminates an honest working-class existence, offering both the sober realities of class discrimination and the humor and love of family. His individual essays have appeared in literary magazines such as Drunken Boat, The Los Angeles Review, Lumina, New Plains Review, Passages North, The Portland Review, Post Road Magazine, Redivider, Slice, sub-TERRAIN, The Tusculum Review, and the book Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. Find him at www.michaelhemery.com and www.nopermanentscars.com.
Stacie Leatherman is the author of two books of poetry: Stranger Air (Mayapple) and Storm Crop (BlazeVOX). Work has appeared in New American Writing, Interim, Indiana Review, Cricket Review Online, Barrow Street, Caketrain, Diagram, Crazyhorse, isotope, BlazeVOX, elimae, SUB-LIT, Packingtown Review, The Florida Review, Many Mountains Moving (ecopoetics section), and The Southeast Review, among others. She has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and blogs things literary at stacieleatherman.com.
Feel free to bring refreshments/munchies.