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247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Ron Silliman has written, edited or co-authored/edited some 40 books and had his work translated into 16 languages. He lives in Chester County and occasionally teaches at Penn.
Tom Mandel is the author/co-author of more than 20 books/chapbooks including Realism, Letters of the Law, To the Cognoscenti, and The Grand Piano. Two new books, Simple Syrup and Letter to Poetry are forthcoming in 2019. His work is widely anthologized, including In the American Tree, The Norton Anthology of Post-Modern Verse, Best American Poetry, and 49+1: Poètes Americain. Born in Chicago, Tom was educated in its jazz and blues clubs and at the University of Chicago. He has lived in New York, Paris, San Francisco, Washington DC, and (now) Lewes, DE. For more, see http://tommandel.com
Levi Bentley organizes the reading series Housework, edits the journal Boneless Skinless, writes for Artblog, and is a member of the artist collective Vox Populi. «Bucolic Eclogue» was released from Lamehouse Press in July 2016. Chapbooks «Obstacle, Particle, Spectacle», "&parts", and «Stub Wilderness» were released from 89plus/LUMA Foundation, Damask Press, and Well Greased Press, respectively. Vitrine released their tape «Red Green Blue». Poems have appeared through 491, Apiary, Bedfellows, BlazeVOX, Boog City, Elective Affinities, Fact-Simile, Gigantic Sequins, No Infinite, Madhouse, Maestra Vida, Magic Pictures, Painted Bride Quarterly, Small Po[r]tions, Stillwater Review, The Wanderer, Tinge and Truck.
Anna Strong Safford is an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and a recent graduate of Temple University’s MFA program. She also coordinates Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, a poetry MOOC hosted by the Kelly Writers House and Coursera. Her poems have appeared in Supplement, Cleaver, and Peregrine, among others. She lives and writes in Philadelphia.
Hosted by Paul Siegell and Painted Bride Quarterly (http://pbqmag.org