Small Portions presents Carrie Bennett, Aimee Harrison, Marco Maisto, Kevin McLellan & Travis A. Sharp

Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Artist Fellow and the author of biography of water, The Land Is a Painted Thing, and several chapbooks: Animals in Pretty Cages, The Affair Fragments, Expedition Notes, and The Quiet Winter. Poems from her newest poetic project, Expedition Notes, have appeared in Anchor, Horse Less Review, Pangyrus, Pith, Salamander, Small Po[r]tions, Timber, and Tinderbox. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she currently teaches writing at Boston University.

Aimee Harrison is managing editor of Essay Press, and a co-founder of Small Po[r]tions. She lives in Albany.

Marco Maisto is the author of Traces of a Fifth Column, winner of the Hilary Gravendyk National Prize (Inlandia Books, 2017). He studied at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and lives in NYC with the painter L. Margaret Galey. Some of Marco’s most recent poetry and visual narrative can be found in small po[r]tions, Drunken Boat, The Colorado Review, The Offing, Electric Literature, Okey-Panky, TYPO, Spry, jubliat, and Tinderbox and other journals.

Kevin McLellan is the author of Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010), and [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press’ 2016 Oscar Wilde Award, and his poems have appeared in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and several others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA.

Travis A Sharp is an editor and designer at Essay Press and is a co-founding editor of Small Po[r]tions Journal / Letter [r] Press. Travis is a PhD student in English and the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo. Travis's poetry, prose and essays have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, Puerto del Sol, Entropy, The Conversant, and elsewhere.