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Adam Gianelli, MRB Chelko & Danielle Blau

Adam Giannelli’s is the author of Tremulous Hinge, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2017. His poems have appeared in the Kenyon ReviewNew England ReviewPloughsharesYale ReviewFIELD, and elsewhere. He is the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and the editor of High Lonesome (Oberlin College Press, 2006), a collection of essays on Charles Wright.

MRB Chelko is the author of several chapbooks including Songs & Yes (sunnyoutside, 2016) and Manhattations (Poetry Society of America, 2014). Chelko’s recent publications include Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Slice, and Poetry International. A faculty mentor in the low-residency MFA program of The New Hampshire Institute of Art, she also serves as associate editor of the unbound journal Tuesday; An Art Project and co-hosts the quarterly NYC performance series BUFFET. 

Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by poet D.A. Powell, and her poems won first place in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest. Poetry, short stories, articles, and interviews by Blau can be found in such publications as The Atlantic online, The Baffler, Black Clock, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, Narrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Plume Poetry, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter, and Plume Anthology of Poetry. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she curates and hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series, and teaches at Hunter College.