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MONSTERS of Poetry Reading

November 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Monsters of Poetry presents: Lauren Haldeman, Hannah Brooks-Motl, Robert Vaughan, & Carly Pagel! Friday, November 21st, The Dragonfly Lounge, 7:30pm. Come keep warm with the leaf-burning hearts and bourbon cider blood of these four killer poets. 3 dollar suggested donation gets you a ticket for a raffle including signed books by the readers and other literary marvels!

The Readers:

Hannah Brooks-Motl was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is the author of the poetry collection The New Years (Rescue Press, 2014) and the chapbook The Montaigne Result (The Song Cave, 2013). She helped edit, with Stephen Burt, the essays of Randall Jarrell on W.H. Auden (Columbia, 2005). She is currently a PhD student in the English department at the University of Chicago.

Robert Vaughan’s writing has appeared in hundreds of print and online journals. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His story, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2013. His story “The Rooms We Rented” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2014. He is senior flash fiction editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines. His chapbooks are Microtones (Cervena Barva, 2012) and Diptychs + Triptychs (Deadly Chaps, 2013). His first full- length book is Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014).

Lauren Haldeman’s first poetry collection, Calenday, is forthcoming from Rescue Press in Fall 2014. She works as the web developer, web designer and editor for several websites, including the Writing University website at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Review. She received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has been a finalist for the Walt Whitman award and the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Also: She’s a mom and makes paintings.

Caryl Pagel is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: Twice Told (H_NG M_N Books, 2014) and Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, a poetry editor at jubilat, and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, as well as faculty for the NEOMFA Program in Eastern Ohio.


November 21, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
suggested donation
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