A POETRY STUDY BREAK with
CA CONRAD & DEBRAH MORKUN
Thursday April 26th, 4 pm- 5:30 pm
501 Cathedral of Learning
(Coffee, tea, & cupcakes provided)
CA Conrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers on the side of the highway for his teen mother and helping her shoplift. A skilled Dakini Tarot reader, Conrad’s numerous books include Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press), a collaboration with Frank Sherlock titled The City Real and Imagined (Factory School), and The Book of Frank (Wave Books) and A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books) as well as recent essays in the anthologies Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? (AK Press) and No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press). Among his various projects, Conrad also edits Jupiter 88: A Video Journal of Contemporary Poetry as well as Paranormal Poetics. His prizes include the Gill Ott Book Award for The Book of Frank and a 2011 Pew Fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Find out more about Conrad at http://caconrad.blogspot.com/.
Debrah Morkun believes in near death experiences and prays to the old gods. A graduate of Naropa University, Debrah is the author of The Ida Pingala (BlazeVOX, 2011) & Projection Machine (BlazeVOX, 2010) as well as several chapbooks. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series & co-curates (with Kim Gek Lin Short) The General Idea Series. You can visit her at http://www.debrahmorkun.com/ for more of her poetry and reviews.
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