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April, 2012

Donna Stonecipher, Joshua Caleb Weibley, Kendra DeColo, Karen Lepri, Evan Allgood, Frances Rabkin, Ariel Dunitz-Johnson

Evan Allgood

Milledgeville, Georgia – Evan is a screenwriter and playwright based near Washington, DC. He received an MFA in Scriptwriting from Georgia College & State University in 2011, and his feature comedy \’Do & Dave has since been named a finalist in the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival and 2011 Fresh Voices screenwriting competitions. His short play The Gift of Rift won Best in Snow at the 2012 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival and is one of the winning plays at the Lakeshore Players\’ 8th Annual Ten-Minute Play Contest, and his plays have been produced in Queens, Racine, Portland, and parts in between…. more »

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Kendra DeColo

Nashville, TN – Kendra is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University\’s MFA program in Poetry where she served as head poetry editor and founding editor of Nashville Review. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, CALYX, and Printer’s Devil Review, among others. She is the recipient of a work-study scholarship at Bread Loaf Writer\’s Conference, an Academy of American Poets Prize, selected by Mary Kinzie, and was a finalist in Split This Rock’s Annual Poetry Contest: Poems of Provocation and Witness, selected by Jan Beatty. Originally from Boston, DeColo has taught writing workshops in… more »

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Ariel Dunitz-Johnson

San Francisco, CA – (b. 1980) Ariel Dunitz-Johnson is a visual artist based in San Francisco.  She honed her craft while studying illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York City.  She has shown her work in both group and solo shows at numerous local galleries and artistic venues, such as The Common, The Seventh Heart, The Lexington Club and at the RADAR reading series. She recently participated in a group gallery exhibition for Pacific Standard Time, a city wide art initiative of the Getty Research Institute, that focuses on postwar art in Los Angeles.  Her work specializes in… more »

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Karen Lepri

Wellfleet, MA –Karen Lepri holds an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University. Her poems, translations, & reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in 1913, 6×6, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Best New Poets, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Horse Less Review, Lana Turner, Mandorla, & TYPO, among others, & online at Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Fig. I published in 2012 by Horse Less Press. Lepri was the recipient of the American Academy of Poets, Weston, & Frances Mason Harris awards for poetry.

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Francis Rabkin

Brooklyn, NY – “I am a playwright and poet from Chicago, living in Brooklyn. I studied at Wesleyan University with the poet Elizabeth Willis. In 2008, I graduated with high honors in English, and was awarded the Dorchester Prize for the best English department thesis and the Wesleyan Student Poet Award. In 2004, I founded a youth theater company in Chicago, The Backyard Theater. Each summer I wrote and/or directed an original play with the company, comprised of high school and college-aged artists. The plays were produced through micro-fundraising, incorporated original live music, shadow puppetry, and were staged in nontraditional… more »

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Donna Stonecipher

Seattle, WA – Donna Stonecipher was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up there and in Tehran, Iran. Her first book, The Reservoir, won the Contemporary Poetry Series competition and was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2002, and her second book, Souvenir de Constantinople, which explores the lure of the “exotic” and its effects, was published by Instance Press in 2007. Her third book, The Cosmopolitan, which engages with the phenomenon of voluntary exile, won the 2007 National Poetry Series, selected by John Yau, and was published in 2008 by Coffee House Press. Individual poems have been… more »

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Joshua Caleb Weibley

Chelmsford, MA – Joshua was born in 1986 in Peabody, Massachusetts to a Congregationalist minister and his wife. From that point and through high school he was largely self-taught and disciplined until being accepted into The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Since graduating his work has been presented in various venues including: NP Contemporary Art Center, Envoy Gallery, Charlie Horse Gallery, PACS Gallery, Artists’ Space, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, La Mama Galleria, and The Washington Post Conference Center…. more »

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