Friday, February 19, 2010

Labor of Love?

Fence is looking for a new Poetry Editor & maybe that person is you:

Fence is looking for a new poetry editor to join its current three editors (Katy Lederer, Charles Valle, Max Winter), who all report to editor Rebecca Wolff. Responsibilities include: Vetting approximately 500 submissions per year through an electronic submissions manager; participating in group editorial meetings (online and/or in person); sporadic soliciting; correspondence with accepted poets and with Fence management. This position is unpaid. A two-year commitment is required. Interested parties should send a six-page writing sample, resume, and letter of interest to associate editor Colie Collen at: Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Zinc Bar, Sunday Feb. 21
Please join us for a night of poetry and dancing.

Readings by:

Lee Ann Brown

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Leigh Stein

Jason Zuzga

With dancing by Kathryn TeBordo and her Workshop for Potential Movement!

6:30 p.m. sharp start time


Lee Ann Brown is the author of Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, winner of New American Poetry Series Award) and The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan University Press), and has been published in many journals and anthologies including, recently, Ecopoetics, The Asheville Poetry Review, and The Best of Fence: The First 9 Years. She has performed her poetry internationally and is the editor and publisher of Tender Buttons press. Born in 1963 in Saitama-ken, Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lee Ann now lives in both New York City and Marshall, NC where she and her family are starting a collaborative space for performance and poetry called The French Broad Institute (of Time & the River). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Brown University and is currently Associate Professor of English at St. John’s University in NYC. She is a recipient of poetry grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Center for Arts in Education, The Howard Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry, as well as artist residencies such as Yaddo, The MacDowell, Colony, Fondation Royaumont, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Djerassi. Her song cycle, The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and other readings can be found at the websites, PENNSOUND and The Electronic Poetry Center.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA. She lives in Philadelphia where she edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to new work by writers of color. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling, and Underground National.

Leigh Stein is the author of the chapbooks How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance from Dancing Girl Press and Least Inhabited Island II from h-ngm-n. Profesionally, she has worked as a Manhattan coat check girl, an Albuquerque diner waitress, a Snow White impersonator, a legal assistant, and a New Yorker editorial staff member. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches drama to over 130 children each week.

Kathryn TeBordo is a choreographer and performer and the founder of Workshop for Potential Movement, a Philadelphia-based company creating new collisions of dance and theater. Other recent projects include dancing with devynn emory/ beast productions, and performing in the dancefilm Wanna Kiss Myself by J. Makary, and in The Show Must Go On by Jerome Bel presented by the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. She currently serves on the advisory board of Dance/USA Philadelphia, and lives with her husband Christian, a novelist, in Center City.

Jason Zuzga’s poems and essays have been published in LIT, VOLT, SPORK, jubilat and elsewhere. He is the nonfiction and other editor of FENCE and a student in the English PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on ecology and documentary. He has had fellowships at the James Merrill House and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as a MFA in poetry and nonfiction from the University of Arizona.

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