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Launch Reading of SOFT THREAT by Alexis Pope (Coconut Books) also featuring Tommy "Teebs" Pico, Hafizah Geter, & Amy Lawless

Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (Coconut Book, 2014) which was selected for the Cargill First Book Prize, as well as three chapbooks. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver QuarterlyWashington SquareGuernicaNo Dear,Octopus, and Forklift Ohio, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, is involved with Belladonna* Collaborative, and edits for ILK Journal



Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that publishes art and writing. He’s the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn.


Amy Lawless is the author of two collections of poems, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books 2013). Look for her third collection, Broadax, which is forthcoming from Octopus Books in 2015. An audio chapbook from BROADAX is just out from Black Cake Records.  Recent poems have appeared in Atlas Review, Black Warrior Review, Smoking Glue Gun, and Best American Poetry 2013.  She was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow, and lives in New York City. 

HAFIZAH GETER is a South Carolina native currently living in Brooklyn, New York and a Cave Canem Fellow. The recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers and a 2014 Ruth Lily Finalist, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in, RHINO, Drunken Boat, Vinyl, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Linebreak, Narrative Magazine, and Gulf Coast, among others. She is a poetry editor at Phantom Limb Press.