Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase 5/19/2017

A. Kendra Greene, Stevie Edwards, Courtney Marie and Lauren Belmore

A. Kendra Greene

… is the author of the Icelandic museum trilogy Anatomy of a Museum, The Stone Collector, and the forthcoming Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors. She began her museum career adhering text to the wall: one vinyl letter at a time. Then the University of Iowa gave her an MFA in Nonfiction, a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts, and the opportunity to costume a giant ground sloth in its Museum of Natural History. She’s been a Fulbright Grantee, Jacob K. Javits Fellow, and most recently Writer in Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Center for Creative Connections. She has met the devil both on the road in Argentina and at a bookstore in Dallas. Her artist’s books are held in collections as far away as Qatar. Her zines appear in the White Rock Zine Machine for 25 cents a pop.


Stevie Edwards

… is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muzzle Magazine and senior editor in book development at YesYes Books. Her first book, Good Grief (Write Bloody, 2012), received the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her second book, Humanly, was released in 2015 by Small Doggies Press. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from Cornell University and is a Ph.D. candidate in creative at University of North Texas. Her writing is published and forthcoming in Indiana Review, TriQuarterly, The Offing, Ploughshares Blog, Nano Fiction, Redivider, Yemassee Journal, Baltimore Review, The Journal, Rattle, Verse Daily, Nashville Review, and elsewhere.


Courtney Marie

… is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. she enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object. her work has appeared in Spooky Girlfriend Press, Literary Orphans, Black Sun Lit, The Thing Itself, etc. but also in basements and museums, street corners, bars, and art galleries; in cities all over the country. she is the co-founder and primary organizer of the art collective Spiderweb Salon (Best Literary Arts Group 2016, Dallas Observer), co-host of Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas, and the host of Spiderweb Salon’s literary podcast, produced by Pariah. as a recent finalist for the Lorien Prize, courtney marie has a joint chapbook forthcoming through Thoughtcrime Press with Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi. she lives with two cats and writes a lot of letters. Also appearing, Lauren Belmore on keyboard.


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