Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and short fiction collection, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, with six terrific poets and performers. Members of the great weather editorial team will also be on hand to answer questions about submissions (open from October 15, 2013), and small press publishing in general. A short open mic (six readers) will precede the reading (signup will begin at 4:30 p.m.).
Christian Georgescu is a visual artist, writer and performer from New York City. He has won The Liz Claiborne and Phillip Montello design awards, written and performed two solo shows and is working on a third full-length multimedia production.
Russ Green has been involved in the running of poetry events throughout the New York area for the past six years. He currently runs the Green’s Revolution reading series in Amityville, Long Island. A graduate of Hofstra University, Russ has collaborated with Boone’s Dock Press and his work has been published in many print and online anthologies. Russ joined the great weather for MEDIA editorial team after appearing in their first anthology, It’s Animal but Merciful.
Wayne Lee is a Canadian/American living in Santa Fe, where he works as an educator and journalist. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies such as Tupelo Press, The New Guard, Sliver of Stone, Slipstream, The Floating Bridge Anthology, and Conversations Across Borders. Wayne has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and three Best of the Net Awards, and he won the 2012 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize and the 2012 SICA Poems for Peace Award. His third collection of poems, The Underside of Light, is due out from Aldrich Press in early November 2013. Website
Jane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and Europe. She is a founding editor of great weather for MEDIA. Website
Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer. She is the author of two chapbooks—the award-winning Belinda and Her Friends and the recently published Ruby True—and one full-length collection knuckle tattoos. Puma was the co-creator, co-producer, and main curator of DDAY Productions, which mounted shows in various New York City venues. Her newest venture is Puma Perl’s Punk Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric Map Room in 2012 and brings poetry together with rock and roll. She performs regularly with a number of excellent musicians.
Tina Yang, born of Los Angeles, grew up in a Buddhist monastery in Northern California where her mother became a nun in 1987. She attended UCLA School of Film & Television, where she majored in documentary filmmaking and graduated with her BA in 2004. Since then Tina has studied with “poet noir” Suzanne Lummis at UCLA Extension and is currently enrolled in the Writers at Work workshop, headed by Terry Wolverton. Her work in the great weather for MEDIA anthology, It’s Animal but Merciful, marked her first publication.