Armory Arts & Red Hen Press


FEBRUARY 26, 2013 AT 7 P.M.


Address: 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91114

Admission: FREE & open to the public (suggested donation of $5 minimum)

Contact: www.armoryarts.org or 626.792.5101

About the Armory Center for the Arts:

The Armory Center for the Arts, whose mission is to build on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts, has been at the forefront of art education in southern California for more than 60 years. Past readers include Charles Harper Webb, who has been awarded the Morse Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollock Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship, and also Ron Koertge, whose writing has been honored by the American Library Association and has received two PEN Awards. For more information, please see Red Hen Press’ website, or email publicity@redhen.org.

Jenny Factor is the author of Unraveling at the Name (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), and the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 2000 Astraea Foundation Grant in Poetry. She received her A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College, and her M.F.A. in Poetry from Bennington College. She is part of the core faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University.

Blas Falconer is the author of The Foundling Wheel (Four Way Books, 2012); A Question of Gravity and Light (University of Arizona Press, 2007); and The Perfect Hour (Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, 2006). He serves as the coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at Austin Peay State University and the poetry editor of Zone 3 Magazine/Zone 3 Press.

Eloise Klein Healy is the first Poet Laureate of Los Angles. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. She is the founding editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Red Hen will publish her seventh book of poems, A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings, in March 2013.

Jessica Piazza has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University, an M.A. in Creative Writing from the UT Austin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She co-founded Bat City Review and Gold Line Press, and is a contributing editor at The Offending Adam. Her first collection of poems, Interrobang (Red Hen Press, 2013), will be released this fall.

Brynn Saito is the author of the poetry collection The Palace of Contemplating Departure (Red Hen Press, 2013), winner of Red Hen Press’s 2011 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Her poetry has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in Ninth Letter, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, and Drunken Boat, among other journals.4

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