You betcha we have a space at the Fulton Street Collective! We would like to invite all of you to join us in celebrating new spaces and new books. We are kicking off this new Switchback Books chapter with a housewarming and book release party. Simone Muench, Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Carlo Matos, and our very own Brandi Homan will be sharing from their new work. In addition to poetry, we will gracious provide beer and other various entertainments. Hope to see you there! A $10 donation is suggested.
Simone Muench was raised in Louisiana and Arkansas and now lives in Chicago, IL. She is the author of The Air Lost in Breathing, Lampblack & Ash, and Orange Crush. Her latest chapbooks are Orange Girl and Sonoluminescence written with Bill Allegrezza. She is director of the Writing Program at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies. Currently, she serves on the advisory board for Switchback Books and UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry, and is an editor for Sharkforum.
Lina ramona Vitkauskas is a Lithuanian-American poet and short fiction writer who has authored three poetry books and chapbooks: Shooting Dead Films with Poets, Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star, and THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING. She is the 2009 recipient of The Poetry Center of Chicago’s 15th Annual Juried Reading award, judged by Brenda Hillman.
Carlo Matos is a poet, essayist and playwright. His poems have appeared in such publications as The Houston Literary Review, DIAGRAM, Radiant Turnstile, 63 Channels, and The Mad Hatters' Review. He currently lives in Chicago, IL where he teaches English at the City Colleges of Chicago. His first book of poems, A School for Fishermen, is available from BrickHouse Books.
Brandi Homan was raised in Iowa but grew up in Chicago. She is the author of Hard Reds and Bobcat Country (both from Shearsman). She earned her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and is Editor-in-Chief of the feminist press Switchback Books.