KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

April 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet and photographer. He’s the author of a chapbook, Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press) and a recipient of a 2013 Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the Poetry Project. His work has also appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Minetta Review, Hinchas de Poesia, among many others; as well as anthologies such as Rabbit Ears, Divining Divas, Flicker & Spark, and more. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, are featured in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. His photographs have been featured in Words We Live In Project, Hinchas de Poesia, Sunday Zine, and Canopic Jar.

Amy Lemmon is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Miracles(C&R Press, 2019. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies.  Amy is Professor and Chairperson of English and Communication Studies at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where she teaches Poetry Writing, creative writing, and creativity studies classes, and co-editor (with Sarah Freligh) of The CDC Poetry Project.

Joel Lewis is the author of My Shaolin (2016), North River Rundown (2013), Surrender When Leaving Coach (2012), Learning From New Jersey (2007), Vertical’s Currency (1999) and House Rent Boogie (1992), winner of the second (and last) Ted Berrigan Memorial Award. He edited Bluestones and Salt Hay, an anthology of contemporary NJ poets, as well as editing Reality Prime, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and On The Level Everyday, the selected talks of Ted Berrigan. Inspired by Henri Lefebvre, the Situationists, Charles Reznikoff and Charles Olson, his work has been a long and extended investigation of daily life, with a focus on the art of “getting around” and a focus on the outer rings of urban life. A social worker by day working with crime victims, he has taught creative writing at the Poetry Project, The Writer’s Voice and Rutgers University. And, for better or worse, he initiated the ill-fated New Jersey Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka. With his wife, Rutgers University cinema professor Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, he resides in Hoboken.