Please join us for our 2010 Winter/Spring season opener with three fine poets: Jean Hartig, Maya Funaro, and Noel Sikorski. Other poets to be featured this season include Elizabeth Arnold, David Baker, Elaine Bleakney, Aaron Baker, Aaron Balkan, John Burnside, Henri Cole, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, Steven Karl, Alison Moncrief, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, and Page Starzinger. Series curated by Colin Cheney.
Jean Hartig's chapbook AVE, MATERIA was published last year by the Poetry Society of America as winner of the New York City Chapbook Fellowship competition judged by Fanny Howe. Jean's work has also appeared in Storyscape, Pax Americana, and Sink Review. She had her MFA experience at Sarah Lawrence and is an editor at Poets & Writers Magazine.
Maya Funaro's chapbook SETTING IN MOTION was released in 2009 by Fox Point Press. She completed her MFA in poetry at Hunter College in May of 2008. Her poems have appeared in Ekleksographia and Ology. She holds a B.A. in Visual Art from Brown University and has studied printmaking, bookbinding and letterpress printing in Providence, Bologna and New York. Born and raised in South Jersey, she currently makes her home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Noel Sikorski has published poems in the American Poet, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The Bellevue Literary Review. She teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.