J. Bradley, Monica Lewis & William Lessard

Poets J. Bradley, Monica Lewis, and William Lessard join forces for one night only to read you poems that may or may not melt your faces.

About your readers:

J. BRADLEY is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP, Hobart, and Prairie Schooner. He was the Interviews Editor of PANK, the Flash Fiction Editor of NAP, and the Web Editor of Monkeybicycle. He is the author of the poetry collection Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), the novella Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2012), the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), illustrated by Adam Scott Mazer, the prose poem chapbook It Is A Wild Swing Of A Knife (Choose the Sword Press, 2015), the flash fiction chapbook No More Stories About The Moon (Lucky Bastard Press, 2016), the novel The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective (Pelekinesis, 2016) and the Yelp review prose poem collection Pick How You Will Revise A Memory (Robocup Press, 2016). His flash fiction chapbook, Neil, won Five Quarterly‘s 2015 e-chapbook contest for fiction. His story, “Kyle”, was selected for Wigleaf‘s top 50 (very) short fictions for 2016. He is the curator of the Central Florida reading series There Will Be Words. He received his MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University.

MONICA LEWIS holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Both her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Apogee, AAWW's The Margins, and The James Franco Review, and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, The Boiler Journal, Yes, Poetry, FLAPPERHOUSE, the anthology, "TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire" by Fearless Books and Breadcrumbs, among others. She is a VONA/Voices alumna and an assistant editor at NOON Annual. Her full collection of poetry is forthcoming in 2017 by Unknown Press.

WILLIAM LESSARD has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney's, FANZINE, Prelude, Hyperallergic, PANK, FUNHOUSE Magazine, Maudlin House, People Holding. His work has also been featured at MoMA PS1. His chapbook Rembrandt with Cell Phone has been published by Reality Beach.