Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crystal Boson, Nathan Hoks, and Roger Reeves

Crystal Boson, Nathan Hoks, and Roger Reeves
+ Open Mic
5pm Sunday, May 4th

Crystal Boson is irrepressible, totally a doctor now, and really into Afro-Futurism and BlackSci-Fi. She has been previously published in Callaloo, Pank, The Black Bottom, and has two chapbooks, The Icarus Series and The Queer Texas Prayerbook with Seven Kitchens Press. She is also currently working on her new collection, “Kansas Up South”. Her work focuses on the intersections of blackness, queerness, femme-ness. Crystal will be moving to Corvallis, Oregon in the fall, where she will be teaching in the WGSS department at Oregon State University. She currently resides in Lawrence, KS with her Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, her partner, and her cat, Ms. Delphina Jenkins Boson Lease III.

Nathan Hoks is the author of two books of poetry, Reveilles and The Narrow Circle, which was a winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series and published by Penguin. He works as an editor and letterpress printer for Convulsive Editions and lives in Chicago with his family.

Roger Reeves's poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his PhD the University of Texas-Austin and is currently an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His first book is King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013).