The So and So Series



October 7th. The Lily Pad. 8pm. Hunter College poets.

Ari Banias lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches creative writing to undergraduates at Hunter, where he is also getting his MFA in poetry. His family hails from Greece, but he grew up in California, Texas, and in the Midwest. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Columbia Poetry Review, and in Orpheus and The Odyssey, both part of the Pocket Myths series.

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling is a Croatian poet living in Brooklyn and writing in English. Her poems and translations can be found in 6x6, The Cortland Review, LIT, The New York Quarterly, Redivider, Three Candles and other journals. Her chapbook Morning News is available from Kitchen Press. She works at PEN American Center, studies at Hunter, co-edits RealPoetik (an online poetry magazine) & clings to sanity.

Danica Colic
is a native New Yorker who lives in Brooklyn and studies at Hunter College.

Caroline Conway is a native New Yorker who has tried to live elsewhere to no avail. She hopes to complete her MFA in Spring 2007. Recent poems have appeared in Normal College Review, luzmag, and in RealPoetik, which she also co-edits.

Alana Joblin is a poet living in Brooklyn. Sparked by her interest in varied vehicles for narrative, she studied English, Religion and Film at Oberlin College. Prior to moving to New York five years ago, she spent a year writing in the Israel desert as a resident of the Arad Arts project, and published poems in their journal, Views from the Seventh Floor. She is completing her MFA at Hunter College in Manhattan, where she also teaches introductory creative writing to undergraduates.


I don't FEEL tardy!

At the fifth installment of the So and So, we were hot for teacher.

Rob MacDonald (head of the Math Department at Beaver Country Day School) rocking his hilarious/sad Spelling Bee poem.

Michael Levine, an English teacher at the Gann Academy, says, "Thumbs up to Elvis!"

Chad Reynolds, also of the Gann Academy, is why I personally play air guitar atop classroom desks. Here he is reading from a series he wrote this summer in southern India. How exotique.



High School Teachers Gone Wild!

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! Sept. 16th! Come hear Chad Reynolds, Michael Levine, and Rob MacDonald. 8pm. The Lily Pad in Cambridge's Inman Sq.

Chad Reynolds's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Swink, RealPoetik, Redivider, Washington Square, Meridian, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. He teaches English at Gann Academy in Waltham and lives in Somerville with his wife.

Michael Levine has poems appearing and/or forthcoming in Natural Bridge, North American Review, Poet Lore, and 236. He currently teaches English at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where he taught creative writing and won an Academy of American Poets Prize, and an MFA in Writing from Washington University, where he taught composition and poetry writing. Among other odd jobs: writing thank you letters for Washington University's chancellor, selling women's & men's shoes, working in the Illinois Department of Transportation Motor Pool, bagging groceries, & detassling corn. For what it's worth.

Although Rob MacDonald graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in
Mathematics, he spent most of his time there writing poetry. In 1997, he
was named Connecticut State Student Poet, which encouraged him to later
pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College. He's been teaching
high school math and English for the past nine years, and is currently the
head of the math department at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill.



Emerson College alum doin' damage, y'all. Thanks for coming out on a dreary Labor Day weekend.

Emily Kendal Frey (EKFers) reaping from the Soundgarden.

Dara Cerv driving into the water.

Dax Bayard-Murray lamenting the loss of ODB (aka Big Baby Jesus, Dirt McGirt, etc.) and treating us to some translations from the French.

Matt Miller sharpening his mower blades and representin' all the pin monkies out there.