Check out sizzling new writing at the Office Hours Spring Showcase! The workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing, culminating in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase stellar new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are woman-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: Marty Correia, Caitlin Grace McDonnell, Paco Márquez, Holly Mitchell, Sarah Sala, Sanj Nair, and Yanyi.
Marty Correia’s work has appeared in The Mailer Review, FUSE, Punk Soul Poet, Lady Business (Sibling Rivalry Press) and Flock. The New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Venus Biennale funded Marty to produce the reading series A Tribe Called Butch. Correia has worked a steady union job for the past twelve years while writing poetry, short stories and her first book, Bridgeport Con. Marty earned her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University and is now represented by Ellen Geiger at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. Marty has lived in the East Village with her spouse Kate Conroy since 1996.
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, most recently in Salon, 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 six-year-old daughter, Kaya Hope.
Paco Márquez is author of the chapbook Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press, 2017). His work has appeared in Apogee,Ostrich Review, Live Mag! and Huizache, among others. As Spanish Editor for William O’Daly, he assisted in translating Pablo Neruda’s initial book, Crepusculario, for the first time into English, Book of Twilight, (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). One of his poems went up on a public mural through Sacramento’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. His work has been supported by New York University, The Center for Book Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from México and Northern California, Paco lives in New York City with his partner of 12 years.
Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky. A winner of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers and a Gertrude Claytor Prize from the Academy of American Poets, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College. Her manuscript Farm Centos was a finalist for the 2017 Atlas Review Chapbook Series, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Baltimore Review, Juked, Narrative Magazine, and Paperbag, among other journals.
Sarah Sala’s debut poetry collection, Devil’s Lake, was a finalist for the 2017 Subito Press Book Prize, and her chapbook The Ghost Assembly Line was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Her poem Hydrogen was featured in the Elements episode of NPR’s hit show Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. Sarah is the series facilitator for Office Hours, a free poetry workshop for adjunct instructors and co-produces AmpLit Fest with Lamprophonic and Summer on the Hudson. Her poems appear in Atlas Review, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. Visit her at SarahSala.com.
Sanj Nair writes, paints and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Previously work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review and Fence Magazine and she has work forthcoming in JuxtaProse Literary Magazine and The Equalizer, the former including a piece written in a new form she’s worked out. Part of a performative series in New York City called Emofru, she’s also written The Lady Apple, a collaboration between poet and composer that’s performed at Tribeca’s Flea Theater as well as featured on NPR’s Soundcheck. Currently on Sabbatical, she’s a full-time professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with CUNY.
Yanyi is the recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize in Poetry, awarded by Carl Philips, and his first book, THE YEAR OF BLUE WATER, will be published by Yale University Press in 2019. He is a 2017-2018 Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow and associate editor at Foundry. The recipient of a 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship from Poets House, Yanyi’s poems and criticism have recently appeared in The Margins, Memorious, and Model View Culture.