issue one release reading saturday jan. 27

Chapterhouse Cafe and Gallery
620 S. 9th St., Philadelphia

this issue features translations of Philippe Soupault (French) by Nick Moudry, Sandor Kanyadi (Hungarian) by Paul Sohar, Tomaz Salamun (Slovenian) by Joshua Beckman, Juan Bosch (Spanish) by Steve Dolph, and Kenji Miyazawa (Japanese) by Nobumasa Hiroi.

the reading features:
Nobumasa Hiroi (fiction) born in Tokyo, Japan in 1982. He graduated from Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo in 2006 and is currently a student of the Creative Writing program at Temple University.

Laura Jaramillo (poetry) originally from Queens, New York, lives in Philadelphia and is completing a Masters in Creative Writing at Temple University. She was the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship at Naropa University in the summer of 2004. Her work has appeared in Pocket Myths: The Odyssey, The Bard Papers, The Bard College Journal of the Moving Image, and Forge. An excerpt from her long poem, B, is forthcoming in P-QUEUE.

Brandon Holmquest (fiction) a writer, translator, and cultural critic living in South Philly.

Nick Moudry (poetry) is the translator of Tristan Tzara’s Twenty-Five and One Poems. His poems, translations, and criticism have appeared in numerous magazines, including Boston Review, Fence, and Denver Quarterly. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he is completing his Ph.D. in English.

Paul Sohar (poetry) was born in Hungary and educated in the U.S. His poems and short stories have appeared in Aurorean, Chelsea, Hunger, Kenyon Review, Partisan Review, Phantasmagoria, Seneca Review, Rattle, Whiskey Island, among others. He has also published seven books of translations from the Hungarian, including Dancing Embers (2002), a book of Kányádi translations from Twisted Spoon Press. A volume of his own poetry, Homing Poems, is now available from Iniquity Press.

Laura Solomon (poetry) was born in 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama, and spent her childhood in various small towns across the state before moving to Georgia at sixteen. She studied at the University of Georgia and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her publications include the books Bivouac (Slope Editions 2002) and Blue and Red Things (forthcoming: Ugly Duckling Presse 2007), the chapbook Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press 2005), and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones, by Pierre Converset, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogee Press, 2006). Laura's poems have been translated into French, German, Italian, Slovenian and Spanish, and have appeared in journals throughout North America and Europe. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia.

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