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So and So in the dirty dirty.

So and So is packing its blanky and writing its name on the tags of its undies and is heading to Atlanta for the AWP conference.

On Friday March 2nd, we will be at the Apache Cafe, 64 3rd St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1035.

And thanks to these journals and presses we have a totally kick-ass line-up:

Absent, Drunken Boat, Fringe, Kitchen Press, LIT, RealPoetik, Redivider, Rose Metal Press.

Rusty Barnes is a co-founder and editor of the literary journal Night
. His work--fiction, interviews, poetry--has appeared in many
journals, among them Memorious, Pindeldyboz, Red Rock Review and
SmokeLong Quarterly.

Dan Boehl
was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1977. He has since lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Texas. His chapbook Work won the 2006-07 Pavement Saw Chapbook Award. His current projects include a collaboration of pirate poems/paintings entitled Kings of the F**king Sea, the Laser Show Project,which can be seen at or in the Okay Mountain Reader, and a post-petroleum children's novel entitled Naomi and the Horse Flavored T-Shirt. He works for the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas.

Chip Cheek will earn his MFA at Emerson College in May 2007. He is the editor-in-chief of Redivider and a fiction reader for Ploughshares, and for his day job works in textbook publishing. His short shorts have appeared in Fringe, Quick Fiction, and Brevity and Echo.

Julia Cohen is Managing Editor of Nightboat Books and an editorial assistant at Palgrave Macmillan. Her chapbook, If Fire, Arrival. is out with horse less press. Her poems have been published in the Mississippi Review online, Octopus, H_NGM_N, Aught, the Adirondack Review, Word for/ Word, Hanging Loose, and GutCult among others and are forthcoming in Cannibal and Spinning Jenny.

Leigh Anne Couch
lives in Tennessee and is the managing editor of the Sewanee Review. Her poems have appeared in the Western Humanities Review , Shenandoah, 32 Poems, Blackbird, Carolina Quarterly, and other journals. Her chapbook, Green and Helpless will be published by Finishing Line Press this spring. Her book Houses Fly Away won the Zone 3 Press First Book Award and will be published in the fall.

Elisa Gabbert
holds degrees from Rice University and Emerson College. She is a reader for Ploughshares and an editor of Absent. Recent work appears or will appear in journals including Pleiades, LIT, Foursquare, No Tell Motel, Kulture Vulture, RealPoetik, H_NGM_N, and Redivider, as well as the forthcoming anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. Her collaborations with Kathleen Rooney have appeared or will in MiPOesias, Past Simple, Dusie and others. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, was released by Kitchen Press in 2007.

Kate Greenstreet's first book, case sensitive, is just out from Ahsahta Press. Visit her online at

Amy King lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the author of the poetry collections, Antidotes for an Alibi (2005) and I’m the Man Who Loves You (forthcoming, 2007). She teaches Creative Writing and English at SUNY Nassau Community College and is the managing editor for the literary arts journal, MiPOesias. Please visit for more.

Sawako Nakayasu is the author of many poems about insects (mostly ants), two full length books of poetry, and various translations of contemporary and modern Japanese poetry, including poems by the great, underrecognized modernist Sagawa Chika. This semester she is teaching a class at Bard College on Japanese literature and experimental translation.

Deborah Poe has worked as environmental activist in Austin, hostel clerk and bartender in Paris, a waitress in Taos, engineering assistant at Oregon Steel Mill in Portland, as editor and international program manager in Seattle, and as educator in Washington state and New York. She is working on publishing her first collection of poetry, Our Parenthetical Ontology, and on a forthcoming book entitled Elements. Her poems were nominated for Pushcart Prizes the last two years and have appeared in journals such as Drunken Boat, Anemone Sidecar, Sugar Mule, and Snow Monkey and in the anthology Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora.

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. Her first book is Reading With Oprah (2005), and her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Small Spiral Notebook, Harvard Review, and RealPoetik, as well as the anthologies Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets and The Book of Irish American Poetry: from the 18th Century to the Present. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" appears in Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006).

Ravi Shankar, founding editor of the international journal of the arts Drunken Boat and poet-in-residence at Central Connecticut State, has published a book of poems, Instrumentality (Cherry Grove), named a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards. He has appeared as a commentator on NPR, written poems, reviews and essays for such publications as The Paris Review, Fulcrum and Poets & Writers, and read his work in many places, including the Asia Society and the National Arts Club. Along with Reb Livingston, he is the co-author of the collaborative chapbook Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006) and with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he is currently editing an anthology of contemporary Arab and Asian poetry, due out with W. W. Norton & Co. in Spring 2008.

Mathias Svalina
lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series & co-edits Octopus Magazine & Books. His poetry has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Lungfull!, Typo & jubilat, among other journals. His first chapbook, Why I Am White is forthcoming from Kitchen Press.

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: jubilat; LIT; Poetry Daily; Absent; New York Quarterly; Gargoyle; Redivider; Asheville Poetry Review; Sink Review; Lumina; and were nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize. He lives in the woods.

Cam Terwilliger is a writing instructor at Emerson College and the current poetry editor of Redivider, Emerson's grad student run literary magazine. In Spring 2007, he'll graduate from the college's MFA program after completing his book of short stories, The Zoo in Winter. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in 5 AM, The Strange Fruit, The GSU Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, and others.

Jen Tynes lives in Providence, Rhode Island. With Erika Howsare, she edits Horse Less Press. She is the author of one book, The End Of Rude Handles (Red Morning Press 2006) and two chapbooks: The Ohio System (a collaboration with Erika Howsare) (Octopus Books 2007) and See Also Electric Light (Dancing Girl Press 2007).

Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author four books: Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms, Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk, Figures for a Darkroom Voice (with Noah Eli Gordon), and The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth. His first film, Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape, is due out later this year.

Kevin Wilson was born, raised, and still lives in Tennessee. His stories have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Greensboro Review, New Stories from the South 2005, and elsewhere.

Terri Witek
is the author of Carnal World (2006), Fools and Crows(2003) and Robert Lowell and Life Studies: Revising the Self(1993). She teaches at Stetson University in DeLand Florida, where she holds the Art and Melissa Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing.

Allyssa Wolf
is the author of Vaudeville (Seismicity Editions/Otis Books) and recipient of a 2006 PIP Gertrude Stein Award. New poetry is forthcoming from Soft Targets, LIT, and Green Integer Review.

Matvei Yankelevich
is the editor of the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse, and co-edits 6x6, a poetry periodical. His translations of Daniil Kharms have appeared in many literary journals and are forthcoming in a book from Overlook Press. Matvei is the author of The Present Work (Palm Press, 2006) and his poetry has appeared in various journals including Bombay Gin, Carve, Court Green, Fence, Fulcrum, LIT, Rattapallax, Open City, Toilet Paper, Torch and Weigh Station. He is the co-translator, with Eugene Ostashevsky, of OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern University Press, 2006). He teaches at Hunter College in New York City while pursuing a graduate degree in Comparative Literature.


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