KGB: Anomaly 26 reading

February 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Linette Reeman (they/them) is an agender writer and performance poet from the Jersey Shore. Among other accolades, Linette is a multiple Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry nominee, they have performed across North America at venues like Hot Damn Its A Queer Slam and the Bowery Poetry Club, and they hosted the 2017 Texas Grand Slam finals. Linette’s chapbook BLOODMUCK is forth-coming from The Atlas Review, and they are sort of trying to complete a bachelor’s in history, but mostly just attempting to survive in small-town America. / LINETTEREEMAN.NET

Nora Garrett is a LA-based writer and actress. An alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she has been performing and writing consistently on both coasts since graduating. Her first story, “Proxima B”, was published in the inaugural issue of The Catabrigian Magazine. She is humbled and honored to be among the other authors featured in Anomaly 26. Though the current cultural, social, and political climate can feel bleak, Nora is excited by the surge of women’s voices that have been given the long overdue platform and credence they deserve. She is grateful to those who have had the strength to speak up, her mother, Bonus-Dad, Taylor, Sarah, John and Donna and Jamie Hovis and Marcus Reinhart for all their editorial prowess.

Trace Howard DePass, a 2018 Poets House Fellow, is the author of ‘Self-portrait as the space between us’ (PANK Books 2018) and editor of Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2017. He served as the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens. His work has been featured on BET Next Level, Billboard, Blavity, NPR’s The Takeaway, and also resides in literary homes: Anomalous Press (fka Drunken Boat), Entropy Magazine, Split This Rock!, The Other Side of Violet, Best Teen Writing of 2015, & the East Coast Voices Anthology. Trace aims to blur the lines between the narrative arc and what is percussive.

Valentine Conaty grew up in Birmingham, where she learned what kind of poem a city is. Since then, her hometown has seen revision after revision by Sarasota, Atlanta, and New York City. She’s curated poetry and visual arts for Loose Change and founded Bomb Cyclone. Her poems can be found in (b)OINK and Anomaly—and elsewhere, under various former aliases. Follow her on Twitter @queertrix.