Series A: Hugh Tribbey, Gina Frangello and Jesse Seldess
Hugh Tribbey is an assistant professor of English at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he teaches literature and creative writing. His poetry has appeared in ixnay and Lost and Found Times, and the e-zines The Dream People, poethia, and POTEPOETZINE, and Xstream. Work is forthcoming in Flint Hills Review, and the e-zines Red River Review, The Dream People, and Sidereality. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
Gina Frangello is the Executive Editor of the award-winning literary magazine Other Voices and its new fiction imprint OV Books. Her short fiction has been published in many literary journals, including Swink, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner , two girls review, Blithe House Quarterly and Fish Stories. She guest-edited the anthology Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass Books) and has been a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader. A graduate of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois-Chicago, she has taught literature and creative writing at several Chicago universities and is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council literary award and individual fellowship. She lives with her husband and their twin daughters.
Jesse Seldess recently relocated from Chicago to Berlin. In Chicago, he co-curated The Discrete Reading and Performance Series with Kerri Sonnenberg. In Berlin, he organizes The Floating Series of exhibitions and events with Leonie Weber as well as continues to edit Antennae, a journal of experimental writing, music, and performance. Chapbooks of his poems have been published by Answer Tag Home Press, Bronze Skull Press, and the Chicago Poetry Project, and his first full-length book of poems, Who Opens, appeared on Kenning Editions earlier this year.
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest Faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Recorded Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Hyde Park Art Center.