2013 Poetry Line-Up
The poetry reading will take place after the zine-art trading, selling and purchasing. Taking place at New Vision Studio & Gallery, the reading will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Poet and professor Brian Fanelli will host the reading.
Rachael Goetzke earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and teaches writing at Misericordia University. She is the Managing Editor of Word Fountain, a literary magazine she started in-house at the Osterhout Free Library. Working as an Early Literacy Outreach Specialist serving young children in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area, she also runs poetry and writing workshops throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Her poetry, short fiction and non-fiction has been published in Word Fountain, Tiny Booklets, and Ripasso. She is currently working on her first memoir entitled The Girl with the Ambiguous Uterus. She blogs about everything music and writing here.
Steve Keating, a Dunmore native, lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Communication Studies at West Chester University. Out of school, Steve spends his time playing guitar and writing poetry and short stories.
Stanton Hancock is a poet, author, and musician from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Stanton has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Bloomsburg University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. He is the founder of the indie publishing company Three Chord Press and is excitedly finishing the final preparations for its first release, Split 7 Inch, slated to be released this spring.
Brian Fanelli’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in Popshot, Boston Literary Magazine, Portland Review, Harpur Palate, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Solstice, Red Rock Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of one chapbook, Front Man (Big Table Publishing), and the full-length collection All That Remains, forthcoming soon from Unbound Content. Brian is also a contributing editor to Poets’ Quarterly and a book reviewer for PANK. He has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University and is currently a Ph.D. student at SUNY BInghamton and a creative writing instructor at Keystone College.
Andrea McGuigan has been hosting poetry readings in the greater Scranton area for more than ten years, including the Test Pattern reading series, the Anthology Books reading series, and the current Prose in Pubs series. Andrea is a rostered artist-in-residence with the NEIU #19 and has taught poetry workshops and residencies in schools and at Arts Alive and Arts Alive Intermediate. She is a regular judge for Poetry Out Loud, a national performance poetry competition in which local schools participate. Her book of poems, Spinning with the Tornado, was published by Paper Kite Press in 2003. Once upon a time, she owned a bookstore called Anthology. Andrea lives in Scranton with her husband, Conor, and their cat, Kiki Ray Simone.
Jim Warner is the author of two poetry collections Too Bad It’s Poetry and Social Studies (Paper Kite Press). His poetry has appeared in The North American Review, PANK Magazine, Word Riot, and other journals. Jim received his MFA at Wilkes University.
Maggie Craig is a freak, a queer, and a punk who writes for freaks, queers, and punks. She likes to take real things and real issues and change them, make them the same but different so it’s easier to get at the truth in them. She makes ordinary things magical and shows the magic in ordinary things. The Narrows is her first novel and she’s currently working diligently in the slums of Brooklyn, NY to scribble out its sequel.
For more information about the poetry reading, please contact coordinator Brian Fanelli, at bfanelli84 (at) gmail.com.