So and So #10: Taking you back to its Pad (in this scenario, you'd be the dragonfly).
After a two-month hiatus, The Lily Pad has reopened, new-and-improved-like. And not a moment too soon. Saturday, February 10th, @ 8pm, come witness the 9th wonder of the world (the 8th wonder, if you'll recall, is Andre the Giant). 1353 Cambridge St. in Cambridge's glorious Inman Sq. Free.
Shanna Compton is the author of Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005) and the editor of Gamers (Soft Skull, 2004). Other recent poems can be found (or are forthcoming) in Dusie, Ping-Pong, Pebble Lake Review, and Abraham Lincoln. She's currently working on a new book called For Girls, which she plans to publish DIY-style in 2007. Visit her online at www.shannacompton.com.
Katie Degentesh lives in New York City. Her poems and writings have appeared in Shiny, Fence, the Poetry Project Newsletter and numerous other venues. Her first book, The Anger Scale, was recently published by Combo Books. Each poem in the book is titled with a question from the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) and constructed with the help of Internet search engines.
Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He works as an editor of science textbooks. Some of his poems are recently published or forthcoming from: LIT; jubilat; Poetry Daily; Absent; New York Quarterly; Sink Review; Gargoyle; Redivider; Asheville Poetry Review; Lumina; and were nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize. He lives in the woods alone.
Jen Tynes edits Horse Less Press and is the author of The End of Rude Handles(Red Morning Press 2006), See Also Electric Light (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming Feb 2007) and, with Erika Howsare, The Ohio System (Octopus Books 2007). Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Lit, Denver Quarterly, Typo, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor.