22 Aug Foundlings Press Presents: Johnson/ Nelson/ Irwin/ Falck
Please join us on Saturday September 15th at 7 pm in the Cantina of Duende an evening of reading and performance from visiting and local poets, presented by Foundlings Press. $5 suggested donation to the artists.
Amber Nelson was the co-founder and poetry editor for the online journal alice blue review and the micro chapbook press alice blue books. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently The Terror of Spring from Delete Press. Her first full-length book, In Anima: Urgency is available from SPD. Her second book, The Sexiest Man Alive, based on People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, will be available in September 2018 from Spooky Girlfriend Press.
Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published in numerous venues, including The Writer’s Almanac, The MacGuffin and Whiskey Island. Recently, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book selected her poem “Our Mother Drove Barefoot” for the 2018 Public Poetry Project. She holds an MFA from Chatham University, and lives in Pittsburgh.
Jason Irwin is the author of A Blister of Stars (Low Ghost, 2016), Watering the Dead (Pavement Saw Press, 2008), winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, and the chapbooks Where You Are (Night Ballet Press, 2014), & Some Days It’s A Love Story (Slipstream Press, 2005). He has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Pittsburgh. www.jasonirwin.blogspot.com
Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012) and You Are In Nearly Every Future (dostoyevsky wannabe, 2017). He lives and works in Buffalo, New York.
Foundlings is a literary press founded and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, and with an office in Los Angeles, CA. The press is committed to printing and promoting the best writing, with a special attention to championing neglected or misrepresented authors as well as providing a platform for emerging voices. With a core catalogue of English-language poetry and poetry criticism, the press also publishes creative nonfiction and fiction, and is home to the imprint The Public Books, dedicated to full-length works of journalism, cultural criticism, and history, and operated jointly with the staff of Western New York’s The Public newspaper. Though it is adamantly without religious, political, or ideological affiliation, the press takes its ethic and aesthetic from Canon 1115 of the Roman Catholic Church, which pertains to the salvation of orphans of unknown parentage: “Foundlings are presumed to be legitimate until the contrary is proved.”