Since 1997, the Atlanta Poets Group has been a shifting yet recurrent heterogeneous grouping of both (split)individual and collaboramerged semi-intentional language workers operating under the sign of poetry. Committed to perpetrating disjunctive and disruptive linguistic practices, the APG meets in salon-like fashion on Wednesday evenings and gives semi-regular public performances around the Atlanta area.
Prudence Chamberlain is a practice-based researcher, focusing on flippant feminism, Frank O’Hara and Eileen Myles. She is a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and has done readings at POLYply, Feelings, Hi-Zero and Benefits.Her poems have appeared in 3:AM, HYSTERIA, Poems in Which, Jungftak and Luna Poetry, with a first book forthcoming from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press.
Raylyn Clacher is the author of the chapbook All of Her Leaves (dancing girl press). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as South Dakota Review, burntdistrict, and Pamplemousse. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha's MFA in Writing Program, she currently lives in Wichita, Kansas and serves as an intern for burntdistrict.
Lucy Harvest Clarke has three poetry collections—Silveronda (ifpthenq, 2009), EX3 (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011) and Baba (Blart Books, 2012). She co-edits Blart Books and the Footsy Index reading series with Stephen Emmerson.
Stephen Emmerson has published several books of poetry and has created various poetry objects, installations and performances, including: Telegraphic Transcriptions (Stranger Press) Family Portraits (ifpthenq), Pharmacopoetics (Apple Pie Editions) and with Chris Stephenson No Ideas But In Things. More Information can be found here https://stephenemmerson.wordpress.com/.
SJ Fowler is a poet, artist, curator & vanguardist. He works in the modernist and avant garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published seven collections of poetry and been commissioned by Tate Britain, the British Council, Tate Modern, Highlight Arts, Mercy, Penned in the Margins and the London Sinfonietta. He has been translated into 13 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico city to Erbil, Iraq. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine and the curator of the Enemies project. www.stevenjfowler.com
Travis Macdonald was recently named a 2014 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He is the author of two full-length books—The O Mission Repo [vol.1] (Fact-Simile) and N7ostradamus (BlazeVOX)—as well as several chapbooks, including: Bookquet (Shirt Pocket), Title Bout (Shadow Mountain), Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio), BAR/koans (Erg Arts), Sight & Sigh (Beard of Bees), Time (Stoked Press) and Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). In his spare time, he co-edits Fact-Simile Editions (www.fact-simile.com) with his wife JenMarie.
Alexis Pope is the author of That Which Comes After (Big Lucks, forthcoming) and Soft Threat (2014), as well as three chapbooks, & Joshua Young is the author of four collections, most recently, The Holy Ghost People (Plays Inverse Press, 2014) and the chapbook, Sedro-Woolley Days: A Damien Jurado Mixtape (Midnight City Books, 2015). Their collaborative poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Destroyer, TYPO, Glitter Mob, HOLOGRAM, and Fruita Pulp. They live in Chicago with Alexis's daughter. More information can be found at http://alexispopeisahuman.tumblr.com and thestorythief.tumblr.com.
Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of over twenty books and chapbooks and the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Her collaborative book Intimates and Fools is an Honor Book for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award. Her poetry won the 2015 Beecher’s Contest in Poetry. Her poetry was also a finalist for the 2015 District Lit Poetry Prize. Her critical reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Calyx, and The Iowa Review. Currently, she teaches poetry in the Red Hen Press Writing for the Schools Program and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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