The 2nd reading in this series occurred in the Gallery of the Senses above the Artificial Limb Company. Three excellent performers of their work read to a sparse audience. Nevertheless they spoke loudly and clearly. Mr. Hishack menaced the audience with the threat of hiccups, that managed to, sadly, clear up before his reading. To hear audio.Read on for bios.
A Leg To Stand On: A reading of new work, Thurday May 19, 2005
Paul Hunter is working on a new book of farming poems, Ripening, which follows his widely reviewed and praised Breaking Ground (Silverfish). His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Iowa Review, and Poetry Northwest, among other places. His letterpress press, Wood Works, now has 21 books and 44 broadsides in print.
Willie Smith is deeply ashamed of being human. His work celebrates this horror. He is a regular contributor to the magazines myfavoritebullet, thievesjargon, zygoteinmycoffe, corpse.org, and bloodcookies. His work grosses an average of $100 annually. He is otherwise gainfully unemployed, reasonably clean, and fairly sober.
Gregory Hischak is a writer/ performer who has recently been published in the Bellingham Review, Zyzzyva, and the Harper/ Collins anthology May Contain Nuts.