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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20th, 7:30 PM

THE EDGE READING SERIES
at Bridge Street Books presents

SHANNA COMPTON
SUSANA GARDNER
&
MAUREEN THORSON

Shanna Compton's publications include the books For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, and Gamers, as well as several chapbooks and anthologies such as The Best American Poetry. Her third poetry collection, The Blank Verge, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2012, with excerpts appearing in The Awl, Eoagh, Women's Studies Quarterly, Court Green, No Tell Motel, and elsewhere. She lives on the internet at shannacompton.com.

Susana Gardner is the author of the full-length poetry collections HERSO (Black Radish Books, 2011) and [ LAPSED INSEL WEARY ] (The Tangent Press, 2008). She has published several chapbooks, including Hyper-Phantasie Constructs (Dusie Kollektiv, 2010) and Herso (University of Theory and Memorabilia Press, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in many online and print publications including Jacket, How2, Puerto Del Sol, and Cambridge Literary Review among others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies, including 131.839 slög með bilum (131,839 keystrokes with spaces) (Ntamo, Finland, 2007) and NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: CONTEMPORARY POEMS ON CHILD-GETTING AND CHILD-REARING (Fence Books, United States, 2007). She lives in Zürich, Switzerland, where she also edits and curates the online poetics journal and experimental kollektiv press Dusie.

Maureen Thorson lives in Washington, D.C, where she co-curates the In Your Ear reading series at the DC Arts Center. Her first book, Applies to Oranges, is available from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is also the author of a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, which won the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship for 2006. She wants to be your friend.

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