Bird No Bird: A Reading Curated By Rob Schlegel & Emily Kendal Frey

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Bird No Bird: A Reading Curated By Rob Schlegel & Emily Kendal Frey
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March’s Featured Writer ROB SCHLEGEL and poet EMILY KENDAL FREY invite six local poets to read “pro-bird” and “anti-bird” poems.

Jeff Alessandrelli
Sarah Bartlett
John Beer
Donald Dunbar
Becks Nguyen
Kelly Schirmann
Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel

Rob Schlegel is the author of JANUARY MACHINE (Four Way Books, 2014) and THE LESSER FIELDS (Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, 2009). He coedits the Catenary Press. Winner of the 2014 Grub Street Poetry Prize, JANUARY MACHINE is a book-length poem comprised of sonnets and sonnet sequences interrupted by static. Rooted in the modern American moment, this poem seeks to understand the intersection of Whitman’s plurality and Oppen’s “shipwreck of the singular.” In the midst of geographic dislocation, the lyric “I” becomes a place; “I am the I undone, immersed / in perspective,” Schlegel writes. “I am an American sigh, a limit / of language, a limit of privilege, / in this excess, a thousand exits.”

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of two full-length poetry collections--THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and SORROW ARROW (Octopus Books, 2014)--as well as several chapbooks, including FRANCES (Poor Claudia, 2010) and THE NEW PLANET (Mindmade Books, 2010). Frey received a B.A. from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and an M.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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