Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brown, Earley, Solomon, & Van Dyke (9/8/12)

The Burning Chair Readings

poetry readings by

Lily Brown
Tim Earley
Laura Solomon
Tim Van Dyke

Saturday, September 8, 8 pm

Nightbird Books
205 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Burning Chair Readings, founded by Katy and Matthew Henriksen in New York City in 2004, have organized regular and special literary events in several cities and now call Nightbird Books and Fayetteville, Arkansas home.  Readings feature poets of emerging talent and established reputation from Fayetteville and across the country.

Author Bios

Lily Brown is the author of Rust or Go Missing, published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011. Recent poems are out or forthcoming soon in Gulf Coast, Jubilat, Aesthetix, Saltgrass, and The Offending Adam. She is from Massachusetts and currently lives in Athens, GA, where she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia. 

Tim Earley is the author of two collections of poems, Boondoggle (2005) and The Spooking of Mavens (2010). His work has appeared in Colorado Review, La Petite Zine, Chicago Review, New Orleans Review, jubilat, Conduit, Typo, and many other journals. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi and also teaches in the Fine Arts Work Center’s Online Writing Program. 

Laura Solomon was born in 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her books nclude Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002), Blue and Red Things (UDP, 2007), and The Hermit (UDP, 2011). Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (KatalanchĂ© Press 2005) and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jacques Poullaoueq, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Editions ApogĂ©e, 2006). Her poetry has been included in numerous journals and anthologies and translated into several languages. In 2010, she was invited to read Slovenia's international festival Days of Poetry and Wine, and this year received an award from the Poetry Fund. Currently she lives in Athens, Georgia.

Tim Van Dyke grew up in Colombia, South America, until guerilla warfare forced him back to the United States. Since then, he has worked in several insane asylums. In 2011, Lavender Ink published his first book, Topographies Drawn with a Divine Chain of Birds, and he has a chapbook, “Fugue Engine,” published by Cannibal Books.  He also recently published an e-book, Light on the Lion's Face: A Reading of Baudrillard’s Seduction, with Argotist.  His work has appeared in Fascicle, Typo, Octopus Magazine, 9th Street Laboratories, and elsewhere. 

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