Hoppy New Years Rabbits! The Dead Rabbits NYC Reading is back with a stellar line up:
GEORGE KOVALENKO is a poet whose work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review Online, Ninth Letter, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from New York University and the Saltonstall Foundation. A founding editor of Poet's Country, he lives and teaches in New York City.
MELISSA SHAW is a writer, performance artist, and educator. She attended Emerson College in Boston and earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has performed and read at various venues throughout the city including the Bowery Poetry Club and Tell It: Brooklyn. Melissa works as a Teaching Artist and facilitator for Girl Be Heard, the Anti-Defamation League, Kolot Chayeinu, and Global Arts to Go. She has taught across a wide variety of populations including the NYPD, Thai English Language Learners and NGO leaders in Vietnam. She is very excited to be joining the faculty of CWP. She resides in Brooklyn.
SASHA FLETCHER is author of the forthcoming poetry book it is going to be a good year (Big Lucks Books 2015), one novella, and several chapbooks of poetry (including dear gloria, dear madeline, dear siobhan, dear ethel, dear eloise, dear wendy, dear becky, dear lisa, dear liza, dear michelle, dear tamika, dear tanya, tonight (Big Lucks Books 2014)).
AMELIA GRAY is a screenwriter and the author of five books, most recently Isadora (FSG). Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is a winner of the NYPL Young Lion and of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has written for the shows Maniac and Mr. Robot. She lives in Los Angeles.
CHRISTOPHER GONZALEZ grew up in Cleveland and now lives and writes in New York. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Third Point Press, Cosmonauts Avenue, jmww, Split Lip Magazine, Pithead Chapel, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Vassar College, he is the recipient of the 2015 Ann E. Imbrie Prize for Excellence in Fiction Writing. Currently, he works in book publishing as a digital production manager. He also serves as a fiction editor at Barrelhouse magazine and a contributing editor at Split Lip.
BONNIE CHAU is from Southern California, where she ran writing programs at the nonprofit 826LA. She received her MFA in fiction and translation from Columbia University. A Kundiman fellow, she works at an independent bookstore in Brooklyn and is assistant web editor at Poets & Writers. She is the author of the short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood, published by SFWP/2040 Books.