February 7th – 2015 @ 8:00 p.
Joe Elliot graduated from Yale University in 1982. For many years he worked as a tutor and a printer. He now teaches high school English in Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife, Anne Noonan, and their three boys. Joe is the author of numerous chapbooks including: You Gotta Go In It’s The Big Game, Poems To Be Centered On Much Much Larger Sheets Of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (acollaboration with artist Rich O’Russa). Granary Books published If It Rained Here (a collaboration with artist Julie Harrison). His work has appeared in many magazines, including The World, The Poker, Giants Play Well In The Drizzle, The Poetry ProjecNewsletter, Torque, Chain, Epiphany, Lungfull, Ocho, and Arras. His long poem, 101 Designs for The World Trade Center, was published by Faux Press. In 2006, a collection of his work, Opposable Thumb, was published by subpress, and last year Lunar Chandelier brought out Homework.
Peter Bruno is a writer, teacher, and artist living in Rutland, Vermont. His stories have appeared in Promethean and The Salon. Peter had a solo show of his photographs and mixed media at The Shed in September 2012; he’s very happy to be back reading from his manuscript, Garibaldi Avenue.