STRANGE MACHINE POETRY READING #9 W/ FENG SUN CHEN, LUCAS DE LIMA, LINDSEY BAKER, DEBBIE HU, AND NATASHA KESSLER, TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH @ 7:30 P.M., @ GALLERY 72, 2709 LEAVENWORTH ST., OMAHA, NE. FREE
POETRY READING featuring touring poets Feng Sun Chen and Lucas De Lima from Minneapolis, MN, as well as traveling poet Debbie Hu. The reading also features Omaha poets Lindsey Baker and Natasha Kessler.
WHEN: PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th, for drinks and chatter ///////// POETRY READING BEGINS at 7:30 p.m.
FENG SUN CHEN is an MFA student of Poetry at U of Minnesota Minneapolis. Her first book is Butcher’s Tree, published by Black Ocean. She is also the author of the chapbooks Ugly Fish, published by Radioactive Moat, and Arcane Carnal Knowledge, published by Pangur Ban Party and Night Vegetable press, as well as blud, published by Spork Press. Her poems can be read here, here, here, here, and here. She also blogs at Montevidayo. More information can be found at fengsunchen.com.
LUCAS DE LIMA is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. He writes about shame, animals, and vibration on the multi-author blog Montevidayo. His reviews and poems have appeared in Scrivener Creative Review, Mudfish, Rain Taxi, ABJECTIVE, and Action Yes.
LINDSEY BAKER is an editor, reporter and writer in Omaha, Nebraska, whose poems have appeared in The Nebraska Review, Left Facing Bird, and The Benefactor. She is also involved with the Seven Doctors project.
DEBBIE HU writes articles, poems, journal entries, and tweets. You can find her writing on her blog, areyouoverityet.tumblr.com. Her poems are forthcoming in In the Flesh and Everyday Genius. Here is a poem she wrote today.
NATASHA KESSLER lives in Omaha where she received an MFA in poetry at the University of Nebraska. She co-edits Strange Machine. Her work has appeared in many journals, such as RealPoetik, Sixth Finch, Blue Mesa Review, Gigantic Sequins, and Red Lightbulbs. Recently, her manuscript Dismantling the Rabbit Altar was named a notable entry to the 2011 Caketrain chapbook competition.