This week we welcome Nin Andrews and Nicole Santalucia as our guest bloggers.
Nin Andrews’ poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies includingPloughshares, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2003), The Best American Erotic Poems, and Great American Prose Poems. She won an individual artist grant from the Ohio Arts Council in 1997 and again in 2003 and is the author of several books including Spontaneous Breasts, winner of the Pearl Chapbook Contest, Any Kind of Excuse, winner of the Kent State University chapbook contest, The Book of Orgasms published by Cleveland State University Press, Why They Grow Wings published by Silverfish Press and winner of the Gerald Cable Award. Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane, published by Web Del Sol,Sleeping with Houdini, published by BOA, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum, published by Subito, and Southern Comfort, published by CavanKerry Press. She is also the editor of a book of translations of the French poet Henri Michaux entitled Someone Wants to Steal My Name from Cleveland State University Press. She keeps a blog of her daily comics here.
Nicole Santalucia is the poetry editor of Harpur Palate and is pursuing a PhD in English with a concentration in creative writing at Binghamton University. She made the 2011 Convocation Address at Cazenovia College and has recently received an honorable mention grant from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. In March of 2012 she will read her work at the Poetry Center in Paterson, NJ for the the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award reading event. Nicole also leads the Graduate Student Readers’ Series at Binghamton and assists the director of The Binghamton Center for Writers- two projects she enjoys because they motivate others to read, listen to, and discover poetry.
Welcome, Nin and Nicole.