The Imaginary Press Reading Series

The press is imaginary. The poets are real.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

JUNE 20th!! Fun!!

Melanie Figg has an MFA from the University of Utah and has poems published, or forthcoming, in many journals including The Iowa Review, The Colorado
Review, LIT, MARGIE and Conduit. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Award and numerous fellowships from the Jerome Foundation. Her first manuscript, Monarch, rigorously refuses publication: it has been a finalist for the Tupelo Prize, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, the Journal Prize, the
Anhinga Prize, the Ahsahta Prize and the Walt Whitman Award. Her chapbook, Hurry, Love, was a collaboration with paper artist Doug Abbott, and was published by Fuori Editions in 2004.

Rauan (Ron) Klassnik was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After moving to Dallas and then dropping out of college he traded sports and gaming cards, beanie babies, pogs and memorabilia. He now spends most of his time down in Mexico with his wife Edith where, besides writing, he plays around with the family birds
and dogs. His poems have appeared in many print and on-line journals including The Mississippi Review, The North American Review, No Tell Motel, MiPoesias,
Sentence, Handsome, Pilot Poetry, Sleepingfish and others. His debut book of poems, Holy Land released April 1st from Black Ocean Press.


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