Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Publication party celebrating the Best New Poets 2008 Anthology: Tracey Knapp, Keith Ekiss, Alexandra Teague, & Abraham Burrickson

November 11th 2008

Tracy Knapp's poems have appeared in The Minnesota Review, The Carolina Quarterly, No Tell Motel, MiPoesias, La Petite Zine, Sewanee Theological Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and elsewhere. She studied ceramics at Syracuse University, and received an M.A. in English from Ohio University and an M.A. in poetry from Boston University. Tracey lives in the Castro in San Francisco, where she works as a graphic designer.

Keith Ekiss is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University for 2007-2009, and the past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers' Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park. His poems, and his translations of the Costa Rican poet Eunice Odio, have appeared in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, Modern Poetry in Translation , New England Review, and elsewhere. He is the Acting Artistic Director for the Center for the Art of Translation in San Francisco.

In addition to Best New Poets 2008, Alexandra Teague's poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, The New England Review, Notre Dame Review, Epoch, and Poetry Daily Essentials 2007. She teaches English at City College of San Francisco, and was a 2006-2008 Stegner Fellow at Stanford.

Abraham Burrickson is a poet, architect, and conceptual artist, whose work has appeared in New Orleans Review, Sycamore Review, Time Out Chicago, Blackbird, and elsewhere. In 2001 he co-founded the experimental performance group Odyssey Works, which creates 8-24hr long performances for small audiences. He has received fellowshipsfrom the Michener Center for Writers,and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He currently lives in the Bay Area.

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