Featuring Susanna J. Mishler, Charif Shanahan, Dean Kostos, and Jason Schneiderman
Event cost: Free!
Susanna J. Mishler’s collection of poems, Termination Dust (Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2014), is a finalist for a 2015 Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She’s the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop and an Alaska Literary Award from The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and earns her living as an electrician.
Charif Shanahan is a Cave Canem fellow with an MFA from NYU. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and twice a semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Apogee, Phantom Limb, The Manhattanville Review, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and elsewhere. His translations from Italian and German have been performed by the Vienna Art Orchestra and have appeared in A Public Space and Circumference, among other publications. Charif is Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America, poetry editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, and contributing editor of The Offing.
Dean Kostos’s collections include Rivering (Spuyten Duyvil, 2012), Last Supper of the Senses (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005), The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (Painted Leaf Press, 1999), and Celestial Rust (Red Dust, 1994). His most recent work, This Is Not a Skyscraper, was the recipient of the Benjamin Saltman Award and was recently released by Red Hen Press in April 2015. He has edited and co-edited anthologies, written a libretto, translated poetry for a Rockefeller Foundation event, and had a film rendition of his poem “Subway Silk” screened at IndieFest. His work has appeared in over 300 journals, and his literary criticism has been published on the Harvard UP website and in Talisman. A multiple Pushcart-Prize nominee, and a finalist for the Gival and Jot Speak (UK) awards, Kostos has taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School, and CUNY. He is currently working on another collection of poems and a memoir.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press, 2010), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books, 2004). His new collection, Primary Source, won the Benjamin Saltman Award and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2016. He is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Poetry Review, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. A recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, he recently spent a month serving as the TransAtlantic Digital Poet in Residence with Kathryn Maris at the London based Poetry School’s Campus. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and lives in Brooklyn.