A Kansas City Reading Series


Saturday, September 1st, 7:00pm

at Spray Booth Gallery (Inside Volker Bicycles), 18th and Wyandotte, KCMO, 64108

FREE! (But donations to help with the poets' gas and jerky are warmly accepted)

MARY AUSTIN SPEAKER is the author of four chapbooks: In the End There Were Thousands of Cowboys, Abandoning the Firmament (Menagerie Editions 2009 and 2010), The Bridge (Push Press 2011) and 20 Love Poems for 10 Months (forthcoming in October 2012 from Ugly Duckling Presse); a collaborative play, I am You This Morning You Are Me Tonight, written with her husband, poet Chris Martin; and the forthcoming full-length collection, Ceremony, winner of the Slope Editions book prize, and due out in February 2013. New poems have recently appeared in epiphany, Boston Review, Iowa Review, la fovea, High Chair, Lungfull, New Orleans Review and elsewhere. She works as a freelance book designer in Iowa City, IA.

BRANDON BROWN’s first two books were published in 2011, The Persians By Aeschylus (Displaced Press) and The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus (Krupskaya.) Poems and prose have recently appeared in Postmodern Culture, BPM, Sprung Formal, Model Homes, and Art Practical. In 2012, his debut play Charles Baudelaire the Vampire Slayer was staged at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theater and his work is currently part of the group show FAX at the San Francisco Arts Commission gallery. He’s from Kansas City, MO and has lived in San Francisco since 1998.

CHRIS MARTIN is the author of American Music (Copper Canyon 2007) and Becoming Weather (Coffee House Press 2011). This August, Flying Object will serially publish CHAT, an eclogue with Cleverbot. It will appear on their website each day for a month with accompanying illustrations by various artists. He is also the author of How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem (Brave Men 2011) and the forthcoming enough (Ugly Duckling 2012). He is an editor at Futurepoem books and lives in Iowa City with his wife, the poet Mary Austin Speaker, with whom he co-wrote a play entitled, I AM YOU THIS MORNING AND YOU ARE ME TONIGHT.