KGB: Monday Night Poetry: Susan Lewis + Danielle Pafunda

April 09, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Susan Lewis is the author of Zoom, winner of the 2017 Washington Prize (The Word Works, 2018), as well as nine other books and chapbooks, most recently Heisenberg’s Salon (BlazeVOX [books], 2017), This Visit (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), How to Be Another (Červená Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014).
Lewis’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has been published or is forthcoming in such places as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron Review, Connotation Press, Diode, Dusie, EOAGH, Fact-Simile, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle, The Journal, LunaLuna, Monday Night, The New Orleans Review, Otoliths, Ping Pong, Raritan, Seneca Review, Verse, Verse Daily, and VOLT.  Her flash fiction has been performed by the Buntport Theater Company in Denver’s “Stories on Stage” series, her collaborations with Mary Kasimor have appeared in Otoliths, those with composer Jonathan Golove have been recorded and performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and those with artist Melissa Stern have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S.

Danielle Pafunda’s
8 books include the forthcoming Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan (Dusie Press Books 2018) and the speculative memoir The Book of Scab (Ricochet Editions 2018). Other poetry collections include The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (Bloof Books), Natural History Rape Museum (Bloof Books), and Manhater (Dusie Press Books). Work appears in the anthologies Beauty Is A Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, The Best American Poetry, Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics, and Not for Mothers Only. Poems, essays, reviews, and short fiction appear in American Poet, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, Fence / Fence Books, The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, and the like. She serves on the board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and currently teaches at the University of California San Diego. She lives in the Mojave Desert.