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Series A: Daniel Borzutsky and Melissa Severin

Melissa Severin is originally from Omaha, Nebraska where she spent many summers detasseling corn. She doesn't have a dream job-her dreams do not involve jobs-but she earned her MFA in Poetry from New England College and is managing editor for Switchback Books. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Moonlit, 42opus, Wicked Alice and Ectoplasmic Necropolis. Brute Fact, her first chapbook, is available from dancing girl press.

Daniel Borzutzky is the author of The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005). He is the translator of, among other works, Port Trakl, poems by Jaime Luis Huenún (Action Books, forthcoming) and a special issue on the work of Chilean fiction writer Juan Emar in the Review of Contemporary Fiction (September, 2007).

Series A 

Please note: This reading contains some explicit language.


Recorded Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Hyde Park Art Center.

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