Mad Hatters’ Review

November 06, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presents a Smashing Evening of Mixed Up Frivolity Performed by a Vocal Sextet of Contributors to the forth or back-coming Mad Bunkers’ Mashup Issue

Mickey Hess, Ass’t Professor of English at Rider University, and the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, which was featured as “Critic’s Choice” in The Chicago Reader, described as “thoroughly humorous” by The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and mentioned online at The New Yorker, Poets & Writers, and USA Today. Mickey’s stories and essays have been published in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: Best of McSweeney’s Humor Category, and journals, including McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, Punk Planet, Fourteen Hills, Pear Noir, Opium Magazine, and The Foundling Review. He is also the author of three books on hip hop music and culture.

Marc Lowe’s work has appeared in 580 Split, Big Bridge, BlazeVOX, Caketrain, elimae, Farrago’s Wainscot, Pindeldyboz, The Salt River Review, Sein und Werden, Storyglossia, and others.  He is an associate editor of Mad Hatters’ Review and is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction writing at Brown University in Providence, RI, where he has been working on multiple book-length projects.  Visit for more information.

Mary Mackey, author of five collections of poetry and 12 novels including The Widow’s War, just published by Berkley Books. The poems in her most recent collection, Breaking the Fever (Marsh Hawk Press), have been praised by Wendell Berry, Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, Garrison Keillor, Ron Hansen, Dennis Schmitz, and Marge Piercy for their beauty, precision, originality, and extraordinary range. Often mixing Portuguese and English, they are lyrical, mystical, sometimes fierce, and at times even shocking. Mackey’s crisp-edged perceptions are “set down with a sensuous, compassionate, utterly unflinching eye (Hirshfield).” Visit for a sampling of her poetry.

C Jefferson Navicky’s work has been published in Bombay Gin, Tarpaulin Sky, Cross-Cultural Poetics, Chain, and is forthcoming in Artifice.  In 2007, Black Lodge Press published his chapbook, Map of the Second Person.  He teaches Composition & Literature at Southern Maine Community College and lives in South Portland.

Carol Novack is the well, published Publisher/Ed-in-Tophat of the illustrious, illustrated, and melodic Mad Hatters’ Review. Her art-filled collection of whatnots, Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack, will emerge next year (Crossing Chaos). Publication details and digressions may be accessed at;

Sarah Sarai is an unsymmetrical woman with a symmetrical name. Her poetry collection, The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX), is a mystical tender playful filigree of a recently released book. Fiction and/or poetry in Fairy Tale Review, Mississippi Review, Threepenny Review, Willows Wept Review, et al.  MFA/fiction/Sarah Lawrence.