We’re cutting the February chill with four literary luminaries, a fabulous musical guest, and heaps of hope for Haiti. Please consider donating to the Haitian Health Foundation and join us in the warm and welcoming subterranean Jimmys 43 (7th St. b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves) at 7pm!
Hettie Jones is a poet and prose writer, author of How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir of the “beat scene” of the fifties and sixties, currently available in a paperback edition from Grove Press. Jones’s short prose has been published in journals such as Fence, Global City Review and Ploughshares, …
Mustafa Zİyalan, coeditor of the critically acclaimed story collection Istanbul Noir, was born in Zonguldak, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. He worked as a general practitioner and coroner in a rural Anatolian village, and now lives and practices psychiatry in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry, short fiction, and essays have appeared in many literary periodicals, anthologies, and in book form. He is the author of the poetry book Kızıl Kanca Şiirleri, Yakılacak Kentlerden, a collection of travel writing and essays, and Su Kedileri, a collection of short fiction.
Justin Courter is the author of the novel Skunk: A Love Story, and a collection of prose poems, The Death of the Poem and Other Paragraphs. He is married to his fellow Sunday Salon reader, the fabulous poet KC Trommer.
KC Trommer’s poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Coconut, MARGIE, Octopus, Poetry East, The Sycamore Review, and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Maine Summer Arts Program, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. Her sound and video work can be accessed via www.kctrommer.com. She lives in New York with her husband, the writer Justin Courter.
Rob Jacklosky’s comic essays, (“Dispatches from the Napoleonic Wars,” and “Dispatches from the Wings of the ABT”) have appeared for the last couple of years in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His essay, “A Version of Me on Network T.V.” was chosen by Phillip Lopate as a winner of a WNYC contest. His short stories have appeared in Sonora Review, Sendero, Konundrum Literary Engine Review and The Foghorn Magazine. In 2007, his unpublished novel Nazi in the Living Room was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom fiction competition, work-in-progress category. He was a top-15 finalist in the New Century Writers Award for the unpublished first chapters of Cheerio, Idiot.
Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive. More recently, her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and From the Fishouse and in the journals American Letters and Commentary, Guernica, and Quarter After Eight.