The So and So Series


So and So is this many.

Come celebrate So and So's first birthday with Ellen Kennedy, Tao Lin, Heather Madden, and Julia Story. Saturday, April 7th, 6:30pm (note the time change), the Lily Pad (1353 Cambridge St. in Cambridge's Inman Sq.).

Ellen Kennedy lives in Northeast Pennsylvania. She has an e-book with a very long title of poetry and prose and a book with Tao Lin called Hikikomori, both published by Bear Parade. She is a poetry editor for 3am Magazine and writes and designs books with Tao Lin for their website Ass hi Books.

Tao Lin is the author of a poetry collection, YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM (Action Books), a novel, EEEEE EEE EEEE (Melville House), and a story-collection, BED (Melville House). The novel and story-collection will be published simultaneously on May 1st. Tao's blog is called READER OF DEPRESSING BOOKS. He lives in New York City.

Heather Madden grew up in Pennsylvania. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. Her poems have appeared in Good Foot and The Tiny.

Julia Story's work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as Octopus, La Petite Zine, The Iowa Review, Quick Fiction, Verse, and Ploughshares. She has two book manuscripts—a completed one called Pretend Morning and one in progress called Post Moxie. She grew up in Indiana and received an MFA from Indiana University. She now lives in Somerville, MA.


Why not just make 10 louder?

But this one goes to 11.

Anyway, So and So's St. Patrick's Day Special was, in fact, special.

Jon Woodward shitting in our hot tub. A big log or something.

Oni Buchanan droppin' origami. Chewing our faces. Howl.

Benjamin Paloff riding the #1 bus. Through the city in us.


So and So #11

Saturday, March 17th (that's right...ST. PATRICK'S DAY!), 8pm. The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq. Free.

Oni Buchanan is the author of What Animal, published in October 2003 as the winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition. Her poems currently appear or are forthcoming in Conduit, Seneca Review, dragonfire, Forklift: Ohio, and elsewhere, including the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2004 and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. She holds a B.A. in English and music from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Master’s degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a concert pianist, she has released three solo piano CD’s, and actively performs across the U.S. She is on the piano faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, maintains a private teaching studio, and serves as an online poetry mentor for the Anna Akhmatova Foundation.

Benjamin Paloff
is a poetry editor for Boston Review and is finishing a Ph.D. at Harvard, where he teaches in the Department of History and Literature. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from the University of Michigan, where he taught creative writing workshops and received two Hopwood Awards, and recently held a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in Russia and Poland. He has also translated several works from Eastern and Central European literatures, most recently Dorota Masłowska’s Snow White and Russian Red (Grove Press, 2005) and Marek Bieńczyk’s Tworki (Northwestern University Press, 2007). Starting this fall, he will be Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows.

Jon Woodward currently lives in Brighton and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. His second book, Rain, was published by Wave Books in 2006.


So and So went. It saw. It...

kicked AWP's ass.

Here are some pix. My camera ran out of batteries, so this is only a fraction of the readers. Apparently my camera only likes the ladies (good camera).

Amy King

Jen Tynes

Elisa Gabbert

Julia Cohen

Kate Greenstreet