Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cousins Reading 4: May 23rd

Terence Hawkins, the author of Rage of Achilles, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Yale. His work has been featured in Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), Pindeldyboz, Ape Culture, Eclectica, The Binnacle, The New Haven Register, and on Connecticut Public Radio. He is a trial lawyer in Connecticut.

Matt Jasper is the author of Moth Moon, a poetry collection published by BlazeVOX in 2009. He was born in Manhattan in 1966. A frequent contributor to Rollerderby and Grand Street in the 90s, he went on to have many children and start a poorly-posed-taxidermy-and-bad-yard-sale-art-themed restaurant called the Friendly Toast. He collects schizophrenic autobiographies and makes lists of poet enemies in Farmington, New Hampshire. He is currently working on a book-length poem entitled Obolus.

Gordon Massman divides his time between Medford, Massachusetts, and the island of Frenchboro, Maine. Poems from his book The Essential Numbers, 1991-2008 (Tarpaulin Sky Press) have appeared in The Numbers (Pavement Saw Press) as well as in Exquisite Corpse, The Harvard Review, The New York Quarterly, Pleiades, and elsewhere.

Kathleen Rooney is a poet and a writer. With Abby Beckel, she is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths). With Counterpoint Press, her prose collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs is now available. With her husband, the writer Martin Seay, she lives in Chicago, Illinois.