Event: APR Fall Issue Reading

Friday, Sept. 28th at 7pm
Brickbat Books:

APR Fall Issue Reading:
Mark McCloughan
Nomi Stone
Devon Walker-Figuero

Join us to celebrate the Sept/Oct issue of The American Poetry Review with a reading by three APR contributors: Mark McCloughan, Nomi Stone, and Devon Walker-Figueroa! 

Winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, Mark McCloughan is a poet and artist living and working in Brooklyn. They are the author of the chapbook 'No Harbor' (L + S Press), and their poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Juked, decomP, and Lines + Stars, among others. Mark is a founding member and co-director of No Face Performance Group.

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. She is also the author of Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly Books, 2008) and teaches anthropology at Princeton University.

Devon Walker-Figueroa is a writer, editor, harpist, and erstwhile professional ballet dancer. A graduate of Bennington College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently serves as Co-Founding Editor of Horsethief Books and teaches poetry and literary editing at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Event: Michael DeForge & Mickey Zacchilli Book Signing

Thursday, September 13th at 7pm
Brickbat Books:

Michael DeForge
Mickey Zacchilli
Reading & Book Signing

MICHAEL DEFORGE lives and works in Toronto, ON as a cartoonist and commercial illustrator. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.

Surviving school is tough; now imagine peer pressure and midterms while hurtling through the vacuum of space. Mickey Zacchilli blends Starfleet with Degrassi to make a classroom saga that recalls manga, Sunday funnies and composition book epics scrawled while ignoring the periodic table.

MICKEY ZACCHILLI was born in 1983 and lives in Providence, RI. She is a massage therapist and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Zacchilli’s sprawling, wild and woolly, romance, adventure epic RAV was published in two collections by Youth in Decline.