Readings from Lyric Hunter, Bill Berkson and Lewis Warsh.
Lyric Hunter was born in New York in 1990. After graduating in 2012 from the Cooper Union, she taught visual art in Queens. She currently lives in Paris as an English teaching assistant in the Teaching Assistant Program In France. Her poems and drawings have appeared in Poems by Sunday. Swallower (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014) is her first chapbook.
Bill Berkson is a poet, critic and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute whose previous collection Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems won the Balcones Prize for Best Poetry Book of 2010 and who was honored by the San Francisco Bay Guardian with the 2008 GOLDIE Award in Literature. He has collaborated with many artists and writers, including Alex Katz, Philip Guston, and Frank O’Hara and his criticism has appeared in ArtNews, Art in America, and elsewhere. Formerly a professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, he was born in New York in 1939, and now divides his time between San Francisco and Manhattan.
Lewis Warsh's most recent books include Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn).