May 2015 Reading!

By on May 23, 2015

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May 28th, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Eee eee! Splash into summer with the feistiest fish in the literary ocean. Dive right in to some killer whiskey while these killer writers wow you with their acrobatics and stuff.

MAT JOHNSON is the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. Johnson is a Professor at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

FADY JOUDAH is a Palestinian-American poet and physician. He is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition for his collection of poems The Earth in the Attic. Joudah’s poetry has been published in a variety of publications, including Poetry magazine, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Drunken Boat, Prairie Schooner and Crab Orchard Review. His most recent book of poetry, Alight was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2013.

LUISA MURADYAN is originally from the Ukraine and she spent the majority of her childhood in Kansas. She received her MFA from Texas State University and is an assistant poetry editor at Gulf Coast. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, West Branch, Ninth Letter, PANK, and Mudlark among others.

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Stories by March Readers

By on March 9, 2015

Can’t wait until March 26th? Neither can we. In the meantime, here are some short stories by our March readers available online. “Why Wait? Why Bother?” by Ed Porter from The Hudson Review “Stephanie Kamkowski had been screening carry-on at

March 2015 Reading!

By on March 9, 2015

March 26th, 2015 @ 8:30 PM Spring is not the only thing abloomin’ this month at Poison Pen. Come see a beautiful bouquet of writer-flowers shine shine shine. Water yourself with some whiskey and while these writers sprout stories right

February 2015 Reading!

By on March 1, 2015

February 26th @ 8:30 PM @ Poison Girl Bar Yippee-ay-oh-kay-yay, or whatever. This month we feature three of the baddest, toughest outlaws and word wrasslers this fine dude ranch has to offer. Come get your heart and mind lassoed by