May, 2014

Josie Sigler, Dickson Lam, Galen Cheney, Meredith Nickel, Carmen Machado, Samuel Ace

Samuel Ace

Tuscon, AZ – Samuel Ace is the author of three collections of poetry: NORMAL SEX, HOME IN THREE DAYS, DON’T WASH., and most recently STEALTH, co-authored with poet Maureen Seaton (Chax Press). He is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, winner of the Astraea Lesbian Writer’s Fund Prize in Poetry, The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in poetry. He was also a 2012 finalist for the National Poetry Series. His work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in or… more »

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Galen Cheney

Middlesex, Vermont – Chaney has been painting professionally for more than 20 years. After receiving her MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, she lived in Italy then criss-crossed her way across the US doing a variety of jobs, from magazine editor to bronze foundry carver to teacher, custom framer, and massage therapist, all the while continuing to paint. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her painting, including a nomination for a 2013 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, three full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, and a publication award from Open Studios Press.
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Dickson Lam

Houston, TX – ‘I am a nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Houston. I also hold an MFA degree in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University.
     “My work can be found in The Rumpus, the Kartika Review and The Review Review. I have received a Napa Valley Writers’ Conference Scholarship (2011), placed in the Writers at Work Nonfiction Contest (2nd Place, 2008) and also The Ledge Magazine Fiction Competition (Semi-Finalist, 2008).”

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Carmen Machado

Philadelphia, PA – “I’m a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. My writing has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, The American Reader, Tin House’s Open Bar, Five Chapters, Best Women’s Erotica 2012, VICE, The Paris Review Daily, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications. I was the recipient of the 2011 Richard Yates Short Story Prize, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012.”

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Meredith Nickie

New York, NY – Nickie is a Vincentian-Canadian artist based in New York who works in sculpture, installation and photography. Her diverse projects challenge conventional ideas of structure, taste and progress in representations of race and class framed by the enduring legacies of culture and capital.
     Nickie completed the Whitney Museum ISP, earned a MFA from Cornell University, and a BFA from York University. She was a DAAD Fellow in Berlin at the Universität der Künst, and a Jackie McLean Fellow at the University of Hartford. Nickie has held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,… more »

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Josie Sigler

Portland, OR – Josie Sigler was born Downriver Detroit and grew up in the Midwest. Her chapbook, Calamity, was the winner of the Proem Press Award, published in 2009. Her first full-length book of poems, living must bury, winner of the 2010 Motherwell Prize, was published by Fence Books in 2010. Her collection of stories, The Galaxie and Other Rides, was selected for the Ruby Pickens Tartt First Fiction Award and published by Livingston Press in 2012. Other recent awards include the Barthelme Prize for “The Compartment” selected by Ander Monson; first place in the Fugue Magazine Annual Writing Contest… more »

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