Unless otherwise indicated, readings are at 8 pm at CAM Raleigh
409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 | (919) 513-0946
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Sandra Beasley, Zeina Hashem Beck, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Leila Chatti, Tyree Daye, & Dorianne Laux
Dorianne Laux, Ben Pease, Bianca Stone, & Hillery Stone
Stuart Dischell, Rochelle Hurt, & Lauren Moseley
Frank Montesonti & Jake Syersak
J. Peter Moore & Ken Taylor
SO AND SO #105 - January 11, 2018
Rachel Allen, Lightsey Darst, and Jessica Stark
Rachel Allen was born in North Carolina and lives in New York. Her poetry and essays have been in Gramma, The Fanzine, Full Stop, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. She has also written for Guernica, where she is an editor.
Lightsey Darst is author of Thousands, Find the Girl, and DANCE, all from Coffee House Press. Her awards include an NEA Fellowship for Literature and a Minnesota Book Award. She is a co-founder of Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA).
SO AND SO #101 - February 23, 2017
Michelle Dove, Colin Post, and Travis Smith
Michelle Dove is the author of Radio Cacophony (Big Lucks Books 2016). Recent prose and poetry appears in PEN America, Chicago Review, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, and Hobart. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she works and teaches intro creative writing in the English Department at Duke University.
Colin Post is a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he is also pursuing a Masters degree in Art History. He researches the preservation of new media, digital, and net-based artworks. Before moving to NC, Colin earned his MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana. He is currently (forever) working on a performative electronic text, akhilleus, accessible via http://colincpost.info. Other poems have appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, textsound, HOAX, and elsewhere.
Jessica Stark is a doctoral candidate at Duke in English, writing on the intersections between American poetry and comic books. Her chapbook manuscript, The Liminal Parade, won Heavy Feather's Double Take Poetry Prize in 2016. Her poetry and/or illustrations have appeared in Lute & Drum, Tethered by Letters, Tipton Poetry Journal, Potluck, and others. She writes an ongoing poetry zine called INNANET: love poems for the Internet.
Travis Smith lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and works as a bookseller. He is the author of a chapbook, Zodiac B, from Ninepin Press, and his poems have appeared in Little Star, Crazyhorse, Redivider, The Winter Anthology, and elsewhere. From 2011-2015, he served as poetry editor of the online quarterly Wag's Revue.
SO AND SO #102 - April 13, 2017
Richard Lucyshyn, Hassan Melehy, and Allison Titus
Richard Lucyshyn is a poet and visual artist living in Richmond, VA with his wife, children, and animals. Geoffrey Tungsten's Grievesome River, a chapbook of poems and illustrations, was published by Sybil Press in 2016. Some of his poems have appeared in Sprung Formal, Incessant Pipe, The Hollins Critic, and Glitterpony with newer work forthcoming in Gramma Daily. He teaches poetry and creative writing at The College of William and Mary.
Hassan Melehy has lived all over the United States and written poems on the way. Some of them have appeared in The Hat, nthposition, Borderlands, Redheaded Stepchild, and The New Formalist, among other journals. His verse is eclectic but probably owes more to experimental practices, from the sixteenth century to the present, than anything. A Modest Apocalypse (Eyewear, 2017) is his first collection. He’s also written three books of literary criticism, most recently Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory (Bloomsbury, 2016). He teaches French and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, USA.
Allison Titus is the author of two books of poetry, The sum of every lost ship and The True Book of Animal Homes, and a novel, The Arsonist's Song Has Nothing to Do With Fire. Recent poems have appeared in A Public Space and Tin House, and she is a recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry. She currently teaches in the low-res MFA program at New England College.
SO AND SO #103 - September 14, 2017
Dasan Ahanu and Belle Boggs
Dasan Ahanu is a public speaker, organizer, workshop facilitator, poet, spoken word performer, educator, songwriter, writer, emcee, and loyal Hip Hop head born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to performing, Dasan has hosted many poetry, jazz, Hip Hop, and cultural arts events across the state. He is one of the founders of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT) where he has been a writer, director, producer, and cast member for their productions. As an active participant in poetry slam, Dasan has competed regionally and nationally as a founding member and coach of Durham, NC’s own Bull City Slam Team. In 2010 and 2014, Ahanu led the Bull City Slam Team in winning the Southern Fried Southeastern Regional Poetry Slam, the largest regional poetry slam in the country. He also led the team to a 3rd place finish at the 2010 National Poetry Slam and a 2nd place finish in Group Piece Finals at the 2012 National Poetry Slam.
Belle Boggs is the author of Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River, and The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood (Graywolf Press). Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Belle’s stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Glimmer Train, the Oxford American, Slate, Orion, Ecotone, and other publications. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.
SO AND SO #104 - October 12, 2017
Tyree Daye and Matthew Wimberley
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is winner of the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his book River Hymns. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow and longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. He received his MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, and has poems in Four Way Review and forthcoming in Ploughshares. Daye recently won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue.
Matthew Wimberley grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His chapbook Snake Mountain Almanac was selected by Eduardo C. Corral as the winner of the 2014 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Contest from Seven Kitchens Press. Winner of the 2015 William Matthews Prize from the Asheville Poetry Review, and a finalist for the 2015 Narrative Poetry Contest. He was selected by Mary Szybist for the 2016 Best New Poets Anthology and his writing has appeared in: The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review Online, Narrative, Orion, The Paris-American, Poet Lore, Rattle, Shenandoah, Verse Daily, and others. Wimberley received his MFA from NYU where he worked with children at St. Mary's Hospital as a Starworks Fellow. Wimberley was a finalist for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Prize. was a finalist for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Prize.