The So and So Series



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poetry by Pete Moore, Dianne Timblin, & Magdalena Zurawski
August 25 * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Pete Moore lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Duke University.  Currently his research extends across the fields of literary history and socio-linguistics, focusing on the role vernacular writing plays in America following the Second World War.  He co-organizes the Minor American Reading Series.

Dianne Timblin lives, writes, and edits in Durham, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in Talisman, Fringe, Phoebe, Rivendell, Fanzine, and Foursquare, among other journals. Recently her poem “Glockenspiel Songbook” was translated into Spanish by Dayana Fraile and Guillermo Parra for the Venezuelan literary blog, Eternal Typewriter. Dianne has been a finalist for the Brenda Smart Poetry Prize, and her work was selected for the Poetry at Noon series at the U.S. Library of Congress. She tends blog at

Magdalena Zurawski’s novel The Bruise was published in 2008 by FC2/University of Alabama Press. It received both the 2008 Lambda Award for “Lesbian Debut Fiction” and the 2007 Ronald Sukenick-American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize. She is the co-curator of the Minor American Poetry Reading Series in Durham, NC, where she is also a PhD candidate in the English Department at Duke University. She is currently completing a manuscript of poetry called Companion Animal.



poetry by Vincent A. Celluci, Jim Goar, & Chris Shipman
Saturday * July 7 * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Vincent A. Cellucci is the College of Art + Design’s Communication across the Curriculum Studio Coordinator at Louisiana State University; he specializes in digital documentation, portfolio development, and teaching and writing in the art and design disciplines.  Vincent received his MFA from Louisiana State University and went to Loyola University New Orleans.  Last year he collaborated with the Louisiana Division of the Arts to develop and host three Artist Communication Workshops.  He has a background in creative writing and the studio arts and he has been published in Exquisite Corpse, moria, New Delta Review, The Pedestal, Presa, and The Toad Suck ReviewAn Easy Place / To Die is his first book of poetry; he also contributed, edited and produced a collaborative (including Andrei Codrescu) audio novel, The Katrina Decameron, which was released on iTunes in late 2010; and he is the founder of River Writers, a downtown Baton Rouge reading series.

Jim Goar received an MFA from Naropa University and studied Jack Spicer’s The Holy Grail for the critical component of his Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia. In 2010, Reality Street brought out his first full length collection, Seoul Bus Poems. A second book, The Louisiana Purchase, is available from Rose Metal Press. His most recent manuscript is The Dustbowl, a collection of serial poems that take Arthurian legend as its framework. He edits the journal, past simple.

Christopher Shipman is author of Romeo’s Ugly Nose (allography Press), Human-Carrying Flight Technology (Blaze VOX Books), the chapbook I Carved Your Name (forthcoming from imaginary friend Press) and coauthor with DeWitt Brinson of Super Poems (forthcoming from Kattywompus Press). Latest poems appear or are forthcoming in journals such as Arkansas Review, Airplane Reading, Bayou Magazine, H_NG_MAN, The Offending Adam, Spork Press and TENDE RLOIN, among others. Shipman has been featured on Verse Daily, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has been on finalist lists for various poetry prizes, and has won the love of Sarah K. Jackson. Shipman is poetry editor for DIG Magazine of Baton Rouge, where he runs the River Writers Reading Series with Vincent Cellucci.



poetry by Matt Mauch & Matt Rasmussen
Saturday * June 9 * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Matt Mauch is the author of Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press) and the forthcoming chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). His poems have appeared in Salt Hill, NOÖ Journal, H_NGM_N, DIAGRAM, Willow Springs, The Los Angeles Review, South Dakota Review, Sonora Review, Connotation Press, Water~Stone Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, ILK, InDigest, Spinning Jenny, and elsewhere. Host of the various readings that comprise the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read (GTCPR) & Road Show, and editor of the annual anthology Poetry City, USA, Mauch teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College. He lives in Minneapolis.

Matt Rasmussen’s poetry has been recently published in Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, Water~Stone Review, H_NGM_N, Paper Darts, and at He’s received awards, grants, and residencies from The Bush Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is a 2012 McKnight Artist Fellow, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His first book of poems, Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award and will be published in spring of 2013 by LSU Press. He’s a founding co-editor of Birds, LLC, a small, independent poetry press.


So and S0 #49

Wednesday * March 21st * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Zachary Schomburg & Manual Cinema Present FJORDS
FJORDS is a multidisciplinary/ multimedia/ collaborative work by Manual Cinema and Chicago Q Ensemble based on the poetry of Zachary Schomburg (McSweeneys/ Black Ocean/ Octopus Press). It consists of 14 musical/ visual shorts based on poems from Schomburg’s forthcoming book of poems FJORDS (Black Ocean Press March 2012). View a trailer here.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Fjords (2012), Scary, No Scary (2009), and The Man Suit (2007), all published by Black Ocean, and a forthcoming book, The Book of Joshua (McSweeney’s). He co-edits Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series in Portland, Or.



Poetry by Adam Good * Tony Mancus  * Maureen Thorson 

Saturday * November 19th * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Adam Good is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Pittsboro, NC.
His work explores the ways that meaning emerges out of the intersection of experience, action, and language.
His writings, interactive installations, performances, and online experiences utilize methods of sampling and remixing to create new meanings.
His personal website is:
He is also the founder of the Lab for Remixed Knowledge, an organization dedicated to advancing knowledge through the art and science of remixing:

Tony Mancus lives in Rosslyn, VA with his wife Shannon and two cats. He co-founded Flying Guillotine Press in 2008 with Sommer Browning. He works as a test writer and a writing instructor and he's got two chapbooks forthcoming in the next year or so - Bye Land with Greying Ghost and Bye Sea with Ghost Ocean. There's a lot of ghost and bye there. Most recently his poems have been up in Horse Less Review, Destroyer, Phoebe, Dark Sky, and Sixth Finch. He keeps a sloppy blog here:
Maureen Thorson is a poet, publisher, and book designer living in Washington, D.C. Her first book of poetry, Applies to Oranges, is available from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is also the author of a number of chapbooks, including Twenty Questions for the Drunken Sailor (2009), Mayport (2006), which won the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship, and Novelty Act (Ugly Duckling Presse 2004). Her poems can be found in many journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, and 6×6. Maureen is the co-curator of the In Your Ear reading series at the DC Arts Center and the founder of NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.



Poetry by Joe Fletcher * Dara Wier * Joseph P. Wood

Saturday * September 17th * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

Joe Fletcher is the author of two chapbooks, Already It Is Dusk, from Brooklyn Arts Press, and Sleigh Ride, published by Factory Hollow Press. Other work of his can be found at jubilat, Octopus,Slope, Hoboeye, Poetry International, Hollins Critic, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. He lives in Carrboro, NC.

Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including most recently, Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2009), encompassing work from 1977 through 2006. Her poetry has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the American Poetry Review. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, The Fairytale Review, Hollins Critic, jubilat, New American Writing, slope and Volt,among other magazines. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. Each June she teaches a poetry workshop for the Juniper Summer Institute. Her editing work includes publishing limited edition chapbooks and broadsides with Factory Hollow Press, North Amherst, Massachusetts, a small independent press she co-edits with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit. Along with James Haug and James Tate she edits the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Series for poetry.

Joseph P. Wood is the author of two books of poetry, Fold of the Map (Salmon Poetry) and I & We (CW Books). He also has published five chapbooks; recent poems or essays have appeared in journals such as Boston Review, BOMB, Hotel Amerika, Arts & Letters Daily, Verse, among others. He is an instructor at The University of Alabama in the English Department, where he co-created Slash Pine Projects, an undergrad internship dedicated to book arts, community arts events, and—particularly exciting for him—undergrad artist exchanges, where students from two schools write and perform their work together.