Join us for a fabulous fall afternoon/evening of poetry featuring readings by Four Way Books authors Julia Guez (In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame), Sam Ross (Company) and friends Jerome Murphy, Eva Saavedra, and Jimin Seo.
Copies of Julia Guez‘s In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame and Sam Ross‘s Company will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
Julia Guez is the author of In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame (Four Way Books). Her poetry, essays, interviews and translations have appeared in Poetry, the Guardian, PEN Poetry Series, the Kenyon Review, BOMB and the Brooklyn Rail. She has been awarded the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation. Guez holds degrees from Rice and Columbia. For the last decade, she has worked with Teach For America; she’s currently a senior managing director of program implementation there. She also teaches creative writing at Rutgers and writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. Guez lives in Brooklyn and online at www.juliaguez.net.
Sam Ross is the author of Company (Four Way Books) selected by Carl Philips for the Levis Prize in Poetry. He has received fellowships and support from Columbia University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Watermill Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, New Republic, Tin House, and elsewhere. He grew up in Indiana and lives in New York City.
Jerome Ellison Murphy earned his MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, where he currently serves as Undergraduate Programs Manager. His critical writing has appeared in LA Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, Poets & Writers, The Adroit Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Lambda Literary, American Poets and is forthcoming in The Yale Review. His poetry appears at LitHub, Narrative Magazine, The Awl, Bellevue Literary Review, Spunk Arts Journal, Pleiades, and was recorded for NPR as part of the Emotive Fruition performance series. His work most frequently appears on the ceiling as you lie awake at 4 a.m. He is also a board member of Emotive Fruition, and has served on the board of Lambda Literary Foundation, the world’s foremost non-profit supporting LGBT literature.
Eva Maria Saavedra was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in writing and translation from Columbia’s School of the Arts. Her chapbook, Thirst, was selected by Marilyn Hacker for the Poetry Society of America’s 2014 New York Chapbook Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Catch-Up, The Acentos Review, Generations, Prick of the Spindle, and Apogee Journal.
Jimin Seo lives in Queens. He teaches at CUNY Baruch.