April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013

Serena Chopra is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, a 2009 graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder’s MFA program, and a 2011-2013 Writer-In-Residence at RedLine Gallery in Denver. She has been published in Bombay Gin, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, VOLT, Versal, Vinyl, Hot Metal Bridge, and No Tell Motel. Her chapbook, Speaking to Your Man, was released in August 2010 by Peninsulas Now Press, her chapbook, Penumbra was released 2012 from Flying Guillotine Press, and a version of her book, Livid Season, was released in chapbook form from Free Poetry in 2012. In February 2013, Coconut Books Press published her first full-length collection, This Human: A Poem in Seven Parts. She was a finalist for the 2011 Dorset prize and a 2010 Kundiman fellow. Serena is also a dancer with Evolving Doors Dance Company in Boulder and a visual artist, participating in recent gallery shows, Material Engagements, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, and Notes on Feeling at RedLine Gallery in Denver. She lives and works in Denver.

Charlotte Annie is a poet from Maine. She received her Masters in English from Trinity College and her MFA in poetics from Naropa University.  Before becoming a writer, Annie studied law.  She now studies hibernation and birds.  She also collects writers and puts them in jars.  Annie would like to live in a jar.  Her novel More Winter than Feather is about Wendy.  She teaches writing in Denver.

Mike Parker was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, a brass mill town, in 1944, an attended the University of New Haven and the New School for Social Research.  He has been in love with poetry for well over 40 years and performed his work in night clubs, coffee houses, libraries, bars, bookstores, universities, Rocky Flats, state penitentiaries, county jails, radio, MTV, grammar schools, and on mountain tops.  He served two terms as Artist in Residence for the Ward Public Library and was a recording artist for the Ballistic  Kisses on Beggars Banquet Records.  He is the author of Don’t Fall Off the Mountain, Wallflower Sutra, Walking on Water in a Razor Blade Breeze, all published by D’Speare Press, Boulder, which is edited by Phil Dubitsky.  He lives with his wife the poet Mary Johnston and daughter Franchesca in the town of Ward, Colorado at 9,250 ft. on the edge of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

Originally from Chicago, Sunflower DuBois spent the majority of his life living in San Diego, California. After experimenting with drug dealing and gang-banging, Sunflower joined the United States Navy. Two years later he was asked to leave the service and to never, ever, ever re-enlist again. After returning to California, he dove into the world of community activism and Government protest. As a member of the Goatsong Poetry Conspiracy and founder of the Blacktop Laureates, he has performed throughout the country sharing the stage with the talents of such greats as the Able Minded Poets, Reg E. Gaines, Taco Shop Poets, Anarchist Think-Tank and most recently opened for hip-hop legend Rakim Allah. Now residing in Denver, Colorado, Sunflower continues to perform and has recently completed his full length release “When The Time Comes” scheduled to be released in September on Jah Yutes Records.

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