Poetry Reading: Jay Besemer, Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Alix Anne Shaw, and m. forajter
Join us at City Lit Books on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at 3:30 pm for a poetry reading featuring Jay Besemer, Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Alix Anne Shaw, and m. forajter.
Jay Besemer’s books and chapbooks include The Ways of the Monster, Theories of Performance (forthcoming The Lettered Streets Press, 2019), Crybaby City, Telephone, Chelate, and Aster to Daylily. He was a finalist for the 2017 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature.
Jose-Luis Moctezuma is a Mexican-American poet, translator, instructor, and editor. His poetry and criticism have been published in Jacket2, Chicago Review, Big Bridge, MAKE Magazine, PALABRA, FlashPoint, Cerise Press, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Spring Tlaloc Seance, was published by Projective Industries in 2016. His first full-length book, Place-Discipline, was published by Omnidawn in 2018. Place-Discipline was selected by Myung-Mi Kim as the winner of the 2017 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize.
Alix Anne Shaw is a poet and sculptor. She is the author of three poetry collections: Rough Ground, Dido in Winter, and Undertow, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her work appears in Harvard Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, New American Writing, and online at www.alixanneshaw.com.
m. forajter is a MFA graduate from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been published in several magazines, including Tarpaulin Sky, Court Green, Queen Mob's Tea House, Luna Luna, and Witch Craft Magazine. Her chapbooks, WHITE DEER and Marmalade Girl, are available from dancing girl press. She really likes Nirvana, werewolves, and medieval art.