Come celebrate the launch of Fail Better by Beyza Ozer and I Am Heavy w/ Feeling by Alexis Pope and Johsua Young. This event will also feature special guest, Jenny Boully.
beyza ozer would like you to know that you are made of moon dust. beyza's work has appeared in & is forthcoming from The Offing, Powder Keg, Shabby Doll House, Columbia Poetry Review, & others. beyza is the author of FAIL BETTER (fog machine 2017) & I DON'T MEAN TO REDSHIFT(Maudlin House 2016). They are deputy director of social media at YesYes Books. beyza lives in Chicago where they attend Columbia College, work at the feminist bookstore, & intern at the Poetry Foundation.
Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (2014), as well as three chapbooks. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, cream city review, Poor Claudia, Prelude, and The Volta, among others. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College, where she taught Composition and was a member of the Belladonna* Collective. Pope now lives in Chicago with her daughter, works in a very tall building, and recently ‘taught poetry’ for The Writers Center.
Joshua Young is the author of six collections, most recently, THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE (Plays Inverse Press, 2014), and the forthcoming, Psalms for the Wreckage (Plays Inverse Press, 2017) and with Alexis Pope, I Am Heavy w/ Feeling (Fog Machine Press, 2017). He is Editor-in-Chief at The Lettered Streets Press and works at the University of Chicago. He lives in the Albany Park neighborhood with two humans (and two cats).
Jenny Boully is the author of four books, most recently not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (Tarpaulin Sky Press). Her other books include The Books of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande Books), [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press), and The Body: An Essay (Essay Press, first published by Slope Editions). At the University of Notre Dame, she earned an MFA with a poetry concentration. She earned a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and daughter and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.