Sunday, June 17, 2012

Julia Bloch & Frank Montesonti

The Poetic Research Bureau presents....

Julia Bloch & Frank Montesonti
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Doors open @ 7:30pm, reading @ 8pm

951 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia, earned an MFA at Mills College and a PhD at University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (published by Sidebrow Books in April 2012). She is the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and the William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry, is an editor of Jacket2, and recently moved to Los Angeles to teach literature in the Bard College MAT program.

Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope (Barrow Street Press), winner of the 2012 Barrow Street book contest, and the chapbook A Civic Pageant (Black Lawrence Press, 2009). He has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona and teaches poetry at National University. A longtime resident of Indiana, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.