Happy Vernal Equinox! Come celebrate Just-Spring with us. Our March Leon Affair reading features C.J. Martin, Maureen Owen, and Robert Alan Wendeborn sharing their work on Saturday, March 21 at the Leon Gallery (1112 E 17th Ave., Denver, CO) at 7 pm. C.J. Martin is the author of Two Books (Compline, 2011), as well as many chapbooks, most recently LAND (Compline, 2014), Medical Parts (NewLights Press, 2014) and Unused Cover (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs (2013). His essays and reviews have appeared in ON: Contemporary Practice, Jacket2, and American Book Review. He lives in Colorado Springs and works as a book designer, printer and bookbinder. With Julia Drescher, he publishes Further Other Book Works. He keeps a poetry tumblr at http://martin-cj.tumblr.com/. * Maureen Owen is the author of Erosion’s Pull from Coffee House Press, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her title American Rush: Selected Poems was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and her work AE (Amelia Earhart) was a recipient of the prestigious Before Columbus American Book Award. She has taught at Naropa University, both on campus and in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program, in Naropa’s Summer Writing Program, and edited Naropa’s on-line zine not enough night. Her newest title Edges of Water is available from Chax Press. She has most recently had work in The Denver Quarterly, Vanitas, Bombay Gin’s Anselm Hollo Issue and in New American Writing 2014. She can be found reading her work on the PennSound website. * Robert Alan Wendeborn puts the bubbles in the beer at Ska Brewing. His poetry, reviews, and art have been featured in Pank, Sink Review, The Collagist and other cool places. His first book, The Blank Target, will be out April 6, 2015 from The Lettered Streets Press. His first chapbook, a collaboration with poet Krystal Languell, titled Diamonds in the Flesh, will also be out this spring from Double Cross Press. He currently lives and writes and loves in Durango, Colorado. Also, and yay! Matvei Yankelevich is the author Alpha Donut (United Artists Books), Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), and a forthcoming book-length poem, Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square Editions). He is the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook/Ardis) and co-translator of the National Translation Award-winning An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky (NYRB Poets). Affiliations include: Ugly Duckling Presse, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Columbia University's School of the Arts. In March and April, Matvei is teaching a course in Small Press Practices at Colorado College.
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