Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Night under Footsteps: A Reading with the authors of Kattywompus Press

I'm thrilled, thrilled! to be reading at our beloved Mac's Backs bookstore with three of my good friends to celebrate Kattywompus Press. Mine was the fourth chapbook at KP, and now there's a tableful. They are gorgeously covered, with a perfect heft and texture, and I'm honored and humbled to be among the essential voices there.

And I'm excited to see my lovely Cleveland friends, many fine writers. I enjoyed being a Clevelander while I was a student in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts. Walkable cities is all over the media now, and Lakewood was the most walkable place I've lived. I can foot it to many places here in Youngstown, but in some spots the sidewalk disappears completely, and in others it's chewed up and stony. I've gone through soles! I finally found nurses' shoes with soles of titanium.

Anyway, I digress.

Here's a blurb from the Facebook event page.

On Saturday, April 28th at 7 PM, please join four of the authors from Kattywompus Press for an evening of poetry, books, and footsteps overhead at Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Robert Miltner teaches creative writing, literature and film studies at Kent State University Stark and is on the poetry faculty of the Northeast Ohio MFA in Creative Writing consortium program. He is the author of 11 chapbooks, including, recently, Queen Mab and the Moon Boy from Kattywompus Press; the forthcoming Imperative from All Nations Press. His received a Wick Chapbook award for Against the Simple and the Many Voices Project award from New Rivers Press for Hotel Utopia. His stories and poems appear in Pleiades, Diagram, Sentence, Bellingham Review, Storyglossia, Perigee, Potomac, LIT, Barrow Street and the New York Quarterly. Two Trains Too Many, a CD of his poems with original guitar compositions by Erin Vaughn of the Ryan Humbert Band, was just released by Blue Caboose Records.

Nin Andrews is the author of several collections of poetry including Why They Grow Wings; Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane; The Book of Orgasms; Sleeping with Houdini; Spontaneous Breasts; The Accidental Seduction; Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?; Southern Comfort; and The Secret Life of Mannequins. For more info, you can check out her blog at

Eric Anderson’s first book of poetry, The Parable of the Room Spinning, is now available from Kattywompus Press. He is also the author of a chapbook, Confederate Season, and a novella, Isn’t That Just Like You? On weekends, he plays guitar for The Black Valentines.

Karen Schubert is the recipient of a 2012 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in poetry. Her poems, interviews and essays appear or are forthcoming in the Review Review, Best American Poetry blog, riverbabble, AGNI Online, Knockout Literary Magazine and others. She is the author of Bring Down the Sky (Kattywompus, 2011) and The Geography of Lost Houses (Pudding House, 2008). She lives in Youngstown, Ohio, among poets and artists and some beautiful sculpted bike racks. She teaches English at Youngstown State University, and writing to a community group at Mill Creek Park. 

1 comment:

  1. It's going to be a party!

    And we are all honored to be with you.