3 poets: Brian Brodeur, C. A. Conrad, & Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Nov. 16th 2008, Sunday 2 p.m., Robin’s Bookstore, 108 S. 13th St., Phila. PA 19107 http://www.robinsbookstore.com


Brian Brodeur is the author of Other Latitudes (2008), winner of the University of Akron Press’s 2007 Akron Poetry Prize, and So the Night Cannot Go on without Us (2007), 2006 White Eagle Coffee Store Press Poetry Chapbook Award. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Margie, The Missouri Review, and River Styx. He llives and works in Fairfax, VA.

CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets www.PhillySound.blogspot.comHe is the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2008), advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009). He invites you to visit him online at www.CAConrad.blogspot.com.




Jeffrey Ethan Lee's poetry book, identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006) was a 2007 Colorado Book Award finalist. His first poetry book, invisible sister (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2004) was praised in American Book Review, North American Review, etc.

Lee won the 2002 Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook prize for The Sylf (2003), created identity papers for Drimala Records, published Strangers in a Homeland (chapbook with Ashland Poetry Press, 2001). He also published hundreds of poems, stories and essays in Many Mountains Moving, North American Review, African American Review, American Poetry Review, Xconnect, Crazyhorse, Washington Square, & Other Voices.  He won the first Tupelo Press award for literary fiction in 2001 for a novel, The Autobiography of Somebody Else. He is the senior poetry editor for Many Mountains Moving. He teaches creative writing now at West Chester University. He has a Ph.D. in British Romanticism and an MFA from NYU.

Links to some of the poems for the reading: Kindling Hope, Awakenings, Fluke Exposure, Subvertisements for Utopia