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Dan Brady, Lauren Russell, Chase Berggrun & Brionne Janae

A reading of poets debuting new books:

  • Dan Brady (Strange Children, Publishing Genius Press)
  • Chase Berggrun (R E D, Birds LLC)
  • Lauren Russell ( What’s Hanging on the Hush, Ahsahta)
  • Brionne Janae (After Jubilee, BOAAT)

Chase Berggrun is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, from Birds, LLC, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Lambda Literary Spotlight, Pinwheel, PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University. They are former poetry editor at Washington Square Review, and current poetry editor at Big Lucks.

Dan Brady is the author of Strange Children (Publishing Genius, 2018) and two chapbooks, Cabin Fever / Fossil Record (Flying Guillotine Press, 2014) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press, 2014). He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

Brionne Janae is a California native, and teaching artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emerging Artist award, a Hedgebrook Alum and proud Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, jubilat, Sixth Finch, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, Waxwing and The American Poetry Review, and Rattle among others. Brionne’s first full length collection of poetry After Jubilee was selected for publication by Dorianne Laux and published by Boaat Press. 

Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, is out from Ahsahta Press. Selections from the manuscript may be found in the "In Utero" section of Tarpaulin Sky. Russell is the author of the chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press). A Cave Canem fellow, she was the 2014-2015 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing , the 2016 VIDA fellow to the Home School, and is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. She is a research assistant professor and assistant director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.