Moonstone Poetry, 2/25: SCANLON, McQUAIN, JUEDS

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Poetry with JUEDS, SCANLON & MCQUAIN
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015 – 7:00-9:00 pm – Fergie’s Pub, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia. Moonstone Reading with Kasey Jueds, Kelly McQuain & Eizabeth Scanlon. Hosted by Suzan Jivan.

Elizabeth Scanlon is the Editor of The American Poetry Review. Her most recent chapbook is Odd Regard (ixnay press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including Boston Review, Colorado Review, and Ploughshares.

Kelly McQuain is the author of Velvet Rodeo, winner of Bloom Books’ poetry chapbook prize. He has twice held fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and his work has been published most recently in The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly and Kestrel as well as the anthologies Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, The Queer South and Best American Erotica. His criticism appears in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Good Men Project and A&U (Art & Understanding). http://www.KellyMcQuain.wordpress.com

Kasey Jueds’ first book of poems, Keeper, won the 2012 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Manhattan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM; it has also been featured on Public Radio International’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Jueds has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. She has new work forthcoming in The American Poetry Review.

What’s the big deal about The Queer South?

This morning I learned that THE QUEER SOUTH anthology made the American Library Association’s top ten LGBT Over the Rainbow titles. I have two poems in that anthology, edited by Douglas Ray. (It features the likes of Dorothy Allison and Richard Blanco.)  In celebration, I think I’ll add those poems to my Monday Poets reading tonight at the Free Library with Amy Small-McKinney. Details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/933984609945904/

Sibling Rivalry Press did an outstanding job overall this year with the ALA and full-length books by their talented poets. SRP’s editor notes the other titles in the message below:

“Sibling Rivalry Press featured (again and again—6 more times!) in the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow list of recommended LGBT literature.

THE QUEER SOUTH (ed. Douglas Ray) made the TOP 10.
THE EROTIC POSTULATE (Matthew Hittinger)
GOD OF LONGING (Brent Calderwood)
A HISTORY OF THE UNMARRIED( Stephen Mills)
PRIME ( Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Phillip B. Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson)
JOY EXHAUSTIBLE – ASSARACUS #14 (eds. Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington).

We couldn’t be more proud.” — SRP

Read the entire list: http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/archives/511