11 and 12, 2010
Presented by Iris G.
Press at the York
York, PA 17601
Saturday: Noon to 5pm
Saturday evening: 6pm - An
with the Beats
Sunday: Noon to 5pm
centerpiece will be
the world-premiere of an unpublished poem by Beat poet,
Norse. Saturday evening will be a Beat
evening with a movie, popcorn, dress-like-a-Beat, giveaways,
centerpiece will be the release
of Le Hinton's new book, "The God of Our
Dreams" and previews of
2011 Iris G. releases by Jeff Rath (Film
Noir) and Rebecca
Rath is a poet who lives in Lancaster County.
||Jim Warner is the author of the poetry
collections social studies and Too Bad It’s Poetry (Paper Kite Press).
His poems have appeared in Word Riot, Drunken Boat, Cause and Effect,
In The Arms of Words: Poetry for Disaster Relief (Sherman-Asher), and
various other journals. Jim Warner is currently the Assistant Director
of Graduate Creative Writing Programs at Wilkes University.
||Rocky Jones mixes sights
and sounds with
poetry on stages all over Maryland and has been published in the Poet’s
Feast, Poets’ Ink and Bay Weekly. With Cliff Lynn, he produces two
monthly poetry reading series in Annapolis, MD.
an assistant professor of religious studies at Franklin &
College, draws on Beat poets, phrenologists, prison reformers, and Moby-Dick
to show why taking technology seriously forces us to think differently
about the boundaries of religion. His article “Evangelical Secularism
and the Measure of Leviathan” appeared in the December 2008 issue of Church
History. His book Haunted Modernity; or, the
Metaphysics of Secularism
is forthcoming from the University
of Chicago Press.
Gonzalez is a Pushcart nominee and the
2008 R.E. Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Poetry. Her work has
been published on-line at The Cerebral Catalyst, Haggard and Halloo and
Poetryork and in print in Fledgling Rag, Hanover Sun and the York Daily
Record. Some of her poems will be appearing in the upcoming CD
anthology, Live at the Corner of Poetry and Main: Celebrating Five
Years of Annapolis Poetry. She is the author of, Sonata for Rain,
published by Iris G. Press. Her second and upcoming book is titled,
Hosey has been writing, performing and
promoting writing in the Harrisburg area since 1980. Interested
foremost in the interchange between audience and performer, Hosey
focuses his writing on poetic novellas from which the possibilities of
collaborating with artists in other disciplines spring. Performance
pieces are frequently aimed at specific events and are cut ups from
longer works. His book, The Gravity of Titles was published by Musser
Publishing. One of his novelty [get it out there at any cost!]
booklets, Hemming in the Hemispheres, a meditation on the environment,
has been littered across the globe by friendly fellow travelers. Many
of his works were self-published pocket-size renderings of reading
events, many pieces are published in anthologies, there are two in time
capsules, and one translated into Japanese for a Hiroshima/Nagasaki
remembrance [never seen here]. He has appeared on television, on the
radio, has collaborated on albums and with theater groups to present
original works. He currently works with film makers, musicians
& graphic artists on short films & performances.
poems are teenagers that are slowly but surely growing up. Their teeth
are real good but their hands are too much. If the sprouts aren’t
careful, they’ll end up sorrowfully reckless. Someone needs to tell
them to sit down please.
||Alexandra Hartman’s Ethos is an
concept in music and poetry performance that fuses Louis J. Porsi Jr.’s
soulful electric bass guitar grooves and rhythms with Hartman’s
topical, confessional spoken word poetry and prose. Hartman and Porsi
explore an edge in sound and monologue they call, “Word,” which is
sophisticated, but structurally simple, aimed at audiences who
appreciate progressive, experimental sound. Hartman has been involved
in poetry and independent film for the past decade and recently earned
a master’s degree from Goddard College in embodiment studies and film.
Porsi is a multi-talented instrumentalist who studied studio recording,
engineering and sound at Los Angeles Valley College. His musical
endeavors span forty years and both coasts.
Esworthy, like Mallarmé, was/is haunted
by the idea of azure, by the symbol of an eternal serenity beyond human
possibility. A leading proponent of sound poetry and meta-verse,
Esworthy is a Megaera-award-winning poet, editor emeritus, Steel Point
Quarterly, and currently, Capitán of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.
Rock Music classes at Rutgers; University of Maryland; Johns Hopkins
Free University; Vanderbilt, and Fisk. Did some radio, underground
journalism. Booked bands. Now, he makes verse & brings writers
together in art galleries, coffeehouses and bars to hear each other
out. It’s a living.
a way of living. Esworthy is fond of making uncommon sounds in verse as
well as in everyday life. Loud things. And visual things. When he grows
up, he aspires to be, like, maybe a verbo-viz noise band. Recent poetry
tomes include hard reality, Pacobooks, 2004, Twenty-Six Javanese
Proverbs, Iris G. Press, 2006, and the Object Stares Back, Uh, Oh! T
& T Press, 2009.
O’Leary-Rockey is a poet, scholar
and freelance journalist from Central Pennsylvania and is the author of
A Human Auction, (Run Amok, 1993), and a co-author of CowParade
Harrisburg, (2005). Her poetry and non-fiction has been published in a
variety of state and national publications, including The Fledgling
Rag, Harrisburg Magazine, Central PA Magazine, Planet Magazine, The
Experimental Forest, Megaera, Haggard and Halloo and others. She was
nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Iris G. Press in 2007.
holds a BS in Philosophy and MA’s in Religion and Humanities. She
currently teaches Humanities at Central Pennsylvania College in
Summerdale, PA. She has taught writing and performance workshops at St.
Joseph’s University, Philadelphia and for the Pennsylvania Student
Press Association and was a part of 2004’s urban poetry expose, Open
Stage Harrisburg’s Court Street Poetry Jam. A two-time Harrisburg slam
winner, she is one of the charter members of Harrisburg’s infamous
(almost) Uptown Poetry Cartel.
Nikaido is the author of two volumes of
poetry and is a graduate of Art Center College of Design with a degree
in Illustration. She has always loved the mystery of linking the inner
world with the outer and looks for ways to throw paint on the
invisible. For her, the visual and literary arts are both listening
processes, each unplanned certainties where pen point or brush
intersect the page and conversation begins.
is currently a poetry coach for Bookinday (BID) a non-profit,
educational services company that fosters literacy skills, teaching
students the fundamentals of creative writing, through poetry and
student-run publication--in one day.
discovered Keith Snow nearly twelve
years ago in the spring of 99. Keith has been writing,
performing,currating a reading and hosting events since that time. Glad
to have been published in Shirazad, Megaera and even some mags that are
easy to pronounce. Cuurrently writes for his church Living Water while
hoping to be a good husband, father, son, brother and friend. This work
in progress is happy to perform here and hopes to unveil brand new
most other poets, Cliff Lynn auditioned
for, and was rejected by, the Gong Show. Cliff was the 2006
editor-in-chief of the Anne Arundel Community College Literary Journal
Amaranth. With multimedia poet Rocky Jones, he has hosted monthly
poetry readings since 2005, bringing great poets to Annapolis, Md,
while providing the poetry community a safe and nurturing environment
to share their work. Cliff also co-hosts a poetry series in Birdie’s, a
new Westminster, MD coffee shop. An award-winning poet, he has over 40
poems and short stories published in small-press journals such as Free
Lunch, Fledgling Rag and Grub Street, and is the inaugural featured
author on the Baltimore-based journal “Scribble”’s website. Cliff was a
judge for the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2010 Poetry Out Loud
Maryland Regional semi-finals, and for Delaware County, PA High Schools
2010 Poetry Competition. Half of the first featured poets for M.S.
Sanders’ !Speak Your Piece! reading series in Baltimore (an event which
is the literary equivalent of an orgasm), he has read poetry throughout
Maryland, as well as in Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Texas, Washington,
California and Vegas. Cliff has taken poetry into colleges, high
schools, middle schools and elementary schools, and is the Tuscarora
High School’s Poet-in-Residence in Frederick, MD, a post he has held
since 2007. They won’t let him live there, however.
McIlnay is a York County poet.
is the author of four books of
poetry including Status Post Hope (2006), Black on Most Days (2008),
his newest, The God of Our Dreams. and. He is the editor and publisher
of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag. He lives harmlessly in Lancaster
2010 Nominees Are…
Iris G. Press is thrilled to reveal its nominees for the 2010 Pushcart
Prize. Each year this press, like many other small presses throughout
the country, presents nominees to the Pushcart Prize committee. Our