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Kay Gabriel launches Elegy Department Spring (BOAAT Press) with merritt k, Stephen Ira, and Cam Scott

Glamour! Girls! The 70's! Mass transit! Join us for the release of ELEGY DEPARTMENT SPRING / CANDY SONNETS 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017), which Kevin Killian says "begins with a bang, but surely it's bound to fall off? But it never does, right up to its vertiginous close."


KAY GABRIEL is a poet and classicist. ELEGY DEPARTMENT SPRING was the finalist for the 2016 BOAAT chapbook prize, judged by Richard Siken. With David W. Pritchard, she's also the author of Impropria Persona (Damask Press, 2017). Find her provocations on Twitter at @unit01barbie. 

MERRITT K is a writer and podcaster. Her first collection of poetry, Total Mood Killer, is available now from TigerBee Press. She hosts the podcasts Woodland Secrets and dadfeelings, and can be found on Twitter at @merrittk.

STEPHEN IRA’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Literary Magazine, the St. Sebastian Review, and Specter Magazine, among others. In 2013, he was selected as one of Lambda Literary’s summer fellows in poetry. In 2014, he was featured as a guest star in La Mama’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014.

CAM SCOTT is a poet, essayist, and improvising non-musician from Winnipeg, Canada, Treaty One territory. He performs as Cold-catcher and writes in and out of Brooklyn.