SO AND SO #51
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 Review. An 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.