Literary Readings at Brickbat! March 24th & 25th, 2022

We are very pleased to be hosting several literary readings at Brickbat in conjunction with this year's AWP Conference!  

Thursday, 03/24, 7:00pm: Daisy Fried / Glorious Piner

Friday, 03/25, 5:00pm:

Dorothy Chan / Benjamin Gucciardi / I.S. Jones / Amanda Moore

 Friday, 03/25, 7:00pm: Keith LLC x Tabloid Press


Thursday, March 24th, 7:00pm

Daisy Fried book release / Glorious Piner

Daisy Fried   The Year the City Emptied: After Baudelaire

Daisy Fried will be introducing her fourth book, The Year the City Emptied: After Baudelaire. She is the author of three other books of poetry: Women’s Poetry: Poems and AdviceMy Brother is Getting Arrested Again and She Didn’t Mean to Do It, all from the Pitt Poetry Series. She has also been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew fellowships. Her recent poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in American Poetry Review, At Length, Paris Review, The Nation, PN Review, Subtropics, Threepenny Review and Zocalo. She is a poetry critic, poetry editor for the journal Scoundrel Time and a member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. She lives in Philadelphia. 

Glorious Piner has two works published in Queerbook, the inaugural anthology released by the first LGBTQ+ bookstore in the country, Giovanni's Room’s attendant press. You can find more of Glorious’ work in The American Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Conduit Magazine, the Scoundrel Time Magazine and more. Glorious hosts a podcast, called The Writer’s Workshop Cafè, on sustaining and financing the practice of creative writing. Glorious is currently in the MFA program at the University of Maryland with a focus on poetry. She teaches poetry at the University of Maryland.

Friday, March 25th, 5:00pm

Dorothy Chan / Benjamin Gucciardi / I.S. Jones / Amanda Moore

Dorothy Chan, Babe
Dorothy Chan (she/they) is the author of most recently, BABE, in addition to Revenge of the Asian Woman (Diode Editions, 2019), Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), and Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). They were a 2020 and 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist, a 2020 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry for Revenge of the Asian Woman, and a 2019 recipient of the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Their work has appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. Chan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Editor Emeritus of Hobart, Book Reviews Co-Editor of Pleiades, and Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Honey Literary Inc., a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization. Visit their website at
Benjamin Gucciardi, West Portal
Benjamin Gucciardi is the author of the chapbook I Ask My Sister’s Ghost (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press). His poems have appeared in AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, Harvard Review, New Ohio Review, Orion Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, and other journals. He has received BOOTH’s Prize for Unexpected Literature, the Milton Kessler Memorial Prize from Harpur Palate, the Trifecta Poetry Prize from Iron Horse Literary Review and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize, as well as awards and fellowships from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Jentel Foundation, PLAYA, and Artsmith. 
I.S. Jones, Spells of My Name 
I.S. Jones is an American/Nigerian poet, essayist, and former music journalist. Her honors include fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT Brooklyn Poets, and elsewhere. Her works have appeared in Guernica, Washington Square Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere. She is one-third of The Luminaries, an online space which provides free poetry programming and reading events. She is the founder and facilitator of The Singing Bullet: A month-long online poetry workshop.
Amanda Moore, Requeening.
Amanda Moore is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets, ZYZZYVA, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting. She teaches high school English and lives by the ocean in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. Amanda Moore’s debut collection of poetry, Requeening, was selected for the 2020 National Poetry Series by Ocean Vuong and published by HarperCollins/Ecco in October 2021.

Friday, March 25th, 7:00pm

Keith LLC x Tabloid 

Readings from the folks at Keith LLC Press and Tabloid Press 

featuring odds and ends from: Ted Rees, Zoe Darsee, Katie Ebbitt, Zoe Brezsny, A Fraser Forsyth, Matthew Hodges, Chelsea Hogue, Zan De Parry & Adrienne Herr

With music from Ulla Strauss