Maureen McLane

Maureen N. McLane grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of two books of poems, World Enough (2010) and Same Life (2008), and a poetry chapbook, This Carrying Life (2005). She has also published two books of literary criticism: Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (2008) and Romanticism and the Human Sciences (2000, 2006); she co-edited The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (2008). A contributing editor at Boston Review, she was for years the chief poetry critic of the Chicago Tribune; her articles on poetry, contemporary fiction, and sexuality have appeared widely, …

René Georg Vasicek

René Georg Vasicek is a 2009 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Camera Obscura, The Delinquent (UK), High Times, Mid-American Review, Minnetonka Review, Post Road, The Prague Revue, The Wanderlust Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at Hofstra University and Lehman College of the City University of New York. René lives in Astoria, Queens with his wife and son. This presentation is co-sponsored by Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of NYFA.

Janis Hubschman

Janis Hubschman’s short stories have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, The Saint Ann’s Review, Front Porch Journal, Literary Mama, Storyglossia, and most recently The Foundling Review. One of her stories was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s June 2009 Open Fiction contest. Another story was chosen as one of the best online stories of 2008 by the Million Writers Award. She has also published essays in The New York Times and poetry in MSS. Janis is a co-founder and co-director of the Montclair Writing Workshops, a creative writing school in Montclair, New Jersey. She is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University where she teaches composition and literature.

Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry: Hoops (Norton: 2006) and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Hoops was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literature – Poetry. His third volume of poetry Holding Company is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced …

NYC | May 16, 2010

April volcanic showers bring hearty May flowers and, my, what interesting flowers they are! Join us in welcoming to the Salon stage a finely-cultivated group of writers and poets and another super musical guest. Definitely not your garden variety. At Jimmys 43, 43 E. 7th St. (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves).

Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry: Hoops (Norton: 2006) and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Hoops was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category …