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Office Hours Poetry Workshop Spring Showcase

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Office Hours Poetry Workshop Spring Showcase
June 17, 2017 7:00 PM
June 17, 2017 8:30 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
June 1, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Writers from the first annual Office Hours Poetry Workshop give a spring reading to showcase new poetry developed over the course of six workshop sessions. The workshop welcomes all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are female-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia. Come check out our cohort and see if you’d like to join!

Featuring Michael H. BroderPaco MárquezSarah SalaLiv Lansdale, and Caitlin Grace McDonnell.

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Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD in Classics from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Broder lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of stray and feral cats.


Originally from México and Northern California, Paco Márquez’s work has appeared in Apogee, Ostrich Review and Huizache, among others. His chapbook, Portraits in G Minor, will be published by Folded Word Press in October. He was featured in “I Know No Country,” a short film directed by Antonio Salume which won NYU’s Spring 2016 Sight & Sound Documentary Film Festival. Recipient of fellowships from New York University, The Center for Book Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, he holds and MFA in poetry from NYU, where he was poetry editor of Washington Square. Currently, he is poetry editor at OccuPoetry, and lives in New York City with his partner of 11 years.


SARAH SALA is a poet and educator with roots in Brooklyn, Michigan. Her poem “Hydrogen” was featured in the “Elements” episode of NPR’s hit show Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. The Ghost Assembly Line, a chapbook of her selected poetry, was published by Finishing Line Press in Spring 2016. Her awards and honors include: an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Marjorie Rapport Award for Poetry, an Avery Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, and a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship. She earned her MFA in Poetry from New York University, and is a 2016 Home School Fellow. She reads poetry for Epiphany Magazine and co-curates the Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series. Her poems appear in Wreck Park, Atlas Review, and The Stockholm Review of Literature among others. Visit her website at


Liv Lansdale is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University and the assistant managing editor of Guernica Magazine.


Caitlin Grace McDonnell was a New York Times Fellow in poetry at NYU and has received fellowships from Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems and essays have been published widely, and she has two published books of poems “Dreaming the Tree” (belladonna 2003) and “Looking for Small Animals” (2012). Currently, she’s an English teacher and lives in Brooklyn with her eight-year-old daughter.