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Office Hours Poetry Showcase Reading

December 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Office Hours Poetry Fellows from the Fall 2020 cohort will read the innovative poetry they’ve developed over the course of the workshop. Our free workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.


Featuring: Madeleine Mori , Carrie Hohmann Campbell, Mary Block, Laura Cresté, Emily Hockaday, Marty Correia, Paco Márquez, Sarah M. Sala, Holly Mitchell, and Linda Harris Dolan.


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Madeleine Mori is a white and Japanese-American poet originally from San Francisco. She earned a bachelor’s degree in winemaking from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MFA from New York University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salt Hill, Sixth Finch, The Cincinnati Review, jubilat, DIAGRAM, and the American Poetry Review, among others. She is the Poetry Editor at Pigeon Pages and lives in Brooklyn.


Mary Block lives and writes in her hometown of Miami, Florida. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2020, RHINO, Nimrod Journal, and Sonora Review, among other publications. Her work can be found online at SWWIM Every Day, Rattle, Aquifer, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, a 2018 Best of the Net finalist, a 2012 finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. More at


Carrie Hohmann Campbell is the author of the chapbooks Drawn to Extinction (Finishing Line Press) and incongruent: someday (dancing girl press). She has degrees from Allegheny College and New York University. She lives in northwestern Pennsylvania where she precariously balances teaching creative writing at Edinboro University, homesteading, and writing, and can be found on the web at


Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, which was selected for a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and a BA from Bennington College. The winner of Breakwater Review’s 2016 Peseroff Prize, her poems have appeared in journals including No Tokens, Tinderbox, and Bodega, and she has received support from the Community of Writers.


Emily Hockaday is the author of five chapbooks, including the forthcoming Beach Vocabulary from Red Bird Chaps. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, and along with Jackie Sherbow she coedited the anthology Terror at the Crossroads. She can be found on the web at and @E_Hockaday.


Marty Correia writes memoir and poetry in the East Village where she has lived with conceptual artist Kate Conroy since 1996. A graduate of NYU’s creative writing MFA program, Marty is the author of the novel Pigeon Mothers, and her next project is the genderqueer memoir, Nobody Here Knows Me. @martycorreia


Paco Márquez is a poet based out of Manhattan, author of the chapbook Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press, 2017). His poems haven been published by Fence, Apogee, Live Mag! and Huizache, among others. Originally from León, México, Paco has spent most of his life in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.


Sarah M. Sala is the author of Devil’s Lake (Tolsun Books 2020). The founding director of Office Hours Poetry Workshop, and assistant poetry editor for the Bellevue Literary Review, she teaches expository writing at New York University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in BOMB, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southampton Review, and The Brooklyn Rail.


Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky, now living in New York. Holly received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and has poems in Paperbag, Juked, and Baltimore Review, among other journals.


Linda Harris Dolan is a poet, editor, and educator in Brooklyn. She’s a teaching artist through ArtWorks at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, and she holds an M.A. in Literature and an M.F.A in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow. Her work appears in Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Review, Cordella, and No, Dear, among others.



December 11, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division


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