Powerful Duo: Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary read for New Writing Series

Many thanks to Ashley Sarra for this thoughtful write-up of Pattie McCarthy & me reading at U of Maine for the lovely Steve Evans.


Last Thursday, Oct. 27, the New Writing Series once again dazzled the audience with up-and-coming writers. Poets Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary took the stage, charming listeners with imagery and repetition.“Both poets offer rewards…[and] bring to the table all the hard words,” Associate Professor Dr. Steve Evans said when introducing them.
Link to full story here.

UMaine New Writing Series

The New Writing Series welcomes poets Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be followed by an audience Q&A with the authors.

Random Name Poetry presents a Monday night reading: Holly Amos & Jenn McCreary

Random Name Poetry presents a Monday night reading hosted by Davy Knittle:

HOLLY AMOS is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection CONTINUAL GUIDANCE OF AIR as well as the chapbook THIS IS A FLOOD, both from H_NGM_N BKS. Currently living in Chicago, she is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for Pinwheel; she also co-curated the recently wrapped Dollhouse Reading Series.

JENN McCREARY’s most recent full-length collection, & NOW MY FEET ARE MAPS, is available from Dusie Press; sections were recently adapted, with the playwright Kathy Vinogradoff, for performances at Small Press Traffic’s Poets Theater in Oakland, CA, & at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Other works include THE DARK MOUTH OF LIVING (Horse Less Press), :AB OVO: (Dusie Press), A DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES (Singing Horse Press), & ODYSSEY & ORACLE (Least Weasel Press). A 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for poetry, she lives in Philadelphia with her family where she edits ixnay press.

This event is free. DAHLAK PARADISE serves delicious Eritrean/Ethiopian cuisine and a variety of beverages. It is near to Septa’s 34 trolley route, and there is free parking nearby.

Summer is for Old Lovers

From the brilliant & beauteous bedfellows babes:


Summer is a season for longing, body heat, & (as Eileen Myles says) “a time to do nothing & make no money.” We think it’s also a pretty slow time for readings, & we miss you all, so–

Let’s have some drinks
hang out
have a sweaty summer poetry reading
(in a very air-conditioned venue)
just because.

Thursday, August 4, 7pm

Our readers are both longtime & new-ish bedfellows of ours. Including, but not limited to:

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Emma Brown Sanders
Boston Gordon
Lillian Dunn
Tyler Antoine
Frank Sherlock
Jenn McCreary
Jim Cory
Ryan Eckes
Nicole Steinberg
Cynthia Oka
Maria Flaccavento
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
P.E. Garcia
& special guest Kimberly Ann Southwick

The lovely staff at Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys have also donated some toys for us to raffle away throughout the night! If you’d like to pick something saucy up before our event, we highly recommend you go check them out over on 3rd & south, or online.

Sultry tropical attire is encouraged, but not required 😉

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!