Sunday, April 24, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 8th, 2011, 5pm

The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series presents poetry by Dorothea Lasky & Stan Mir, as well as a lecture + Q&A about the concept of understanding in tragic poetry by William McGuire.

DOROTHEA LASKY is an American poet.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 27, 1978.  Lasky earned her BA in Classics & Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.  She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers, & her Ed.M. in Arts & Education from Harvard University.

STAN MIR is the author of two books of poetry, Song & Glass (Subito Press, 2010) & The Lacustrine Suite (Pavement Saw Press, 2011), as well as the chapbooks Flight Patterns & Test Patterns, both published by JR Vansant.  His work has also appeared in Fascicle, Ixnay, LVNG & The Poker.  Currently he lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

WILLIAM McGUIRE bravely sacrificed a normal social life in order to read old books with odd titles.  He enjoys poetry, philosophy, & sleazy detective novels, but not in that order.

This all occurs, as usual, at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA.  Please come.  Will be stupendous.