KGB: The Burning Circus Book Launch

February 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eileen G’Sell received an MA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Features Editor of pop culture at The Rumpus, her cultural criticism and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Ninth Letter, and the Denver Quarterly, among other publications. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and her first full length poetry collection, Life After Rugby, is available from Gold Wake Books early 2018. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016) and Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the 2010 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and was the runner up for the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, Mizna, and elsewhere. His full length collection of flash fiction, Carnivalia, will be released by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018. He lives in Queens and teaches at Queensborough Community College.

Virginia Konchan is the author of a book of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017).  Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.  Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she lives in Montreal.