May, 2013

Lily Cox-Richard, Davy Knittle, Tim Kinsella, Jonathan Sokol, Metta Sama, Lisa Russell

Lily Cox-Richard

Ann Arbor, MI – Lily is a sculptor currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and in solo exhibitions at the Old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA; Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC; and The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN. 

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Tim Kinsella

Tim Kinsella, Fiction; Chicago, IL – “My first novel, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense (Featherproof Books 2011) was named among the Best Chicago Books of 2011 by CBS Chicago, praised by Lit Stack and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and listed on Flavorpill’s Most Exciting New Books. I have an MFA in writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my essays and reviews have appeared in The Chicago Reader, Stop Smiling, and many other smaller publications. 
Since forming in 1996, my band Joan of Arc has released more than two-dozen records, all of them connected, but each… more »

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Davy Knittle

Brooklyn, NY – “The awards I have received for my poetic work include a 2011-2012 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship,a 2011 Full Tuition Scholarship in Poetry from the New York State Summer Writers Institute and twice, the Reed Prize from Wesleyan University for Best Poem or Group of Poems, which I received in 2009 and 2011. I have also received several research grants to further poetic projects, in addition to the Watson Fellowship. These have included a Davenport Study Grant from Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center in 2010 and twice, an Olin Fellowship from Wesleyan’s Department of English in 2009 and 2010…. more »

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Lisa Russell

Braintree, MA – “Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art, BFA Painting1983, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, MFA Painting 1993, I’ve exhibited in over 200 national and international exhibitions, both invitational and juried, at museums and commercial galleries. Most of the juried competitions were judged by museum curators. A recent solo exhibit was at the Warwick Museum of Art, RI., an invitational exhibition Between 1 and 1 at the Galerie Vclava Spaly, Prague Czech Republic, and a juried exhibition Off The Wall at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA.
     I recently completed a… more »

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Metta Sama

Baton Rouge, LA – “I am a poet, photographer, and prose writer. My first collection of poems, South of Here (New Issues Press 2005) was published under my legal name, Lydia Melvin. My second collection, Nocturne Trio (YesYes Books 2012), is a series of tiny poems accompanied by the visual art of Mihret Dawit and presented as a web-book. My fiction, poems, book reviews, creative non-fiction, & photography have appeared in bluestem, Caketrain, Drunken Boat, The Drunken Boat, Pebble Lake Review, Ploughshares, Toe Good Poetry, among other journals. My critical scholarship on the work of Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Terrance… more »

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Jonathan Sokol

Olmstead, OH – Jonathan is continually stretching his musical imagination with artistic collaborators, especially those in modern dance and experimental film. He has been recognized as a finalist in the 2013 MATA Festival Competition (2012); with an invitation to the SANDWICH artist residency in Kyoto, Japan (2012); with an Honorable Mention in the 32nd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize (2012); with an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award (2010) and ASCAPlus Award (2010, 2011); with the 2nd annual MAYO Composition Contest (2010); with a Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship for the Aspen Music Festival and School (2007); and… more »

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