TONIGHT, Tuesday 11/20 at 7:00 p.m., visiting Professor of English and poet Thomas Devaney and alum poet/fiction writer Emma Eisenberg read their words at the Greenline Cafe in West Philly (45th and Locust).
Thomas Devaney is a poet, critic, and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College. He is the author of A Series of Small Boxes (Fish Drum, 2007), Letters to Ernesto Neto ( Germ Folios, 2005), and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press, 1999). He was the editor of The Art of the Box Lunch (Van Pelt Books, 2009) and is the editor ONandOnScreen poems + videos, a website exploring the intersection of words and images. His poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, jubliat, FENCE, Jacket, and online at PennSound. Anthologies include A Best of FENCE: The First Nine Years (FENCE Books, 2009), POEM: Poets On (an) Exchange Mission (Fish Drum/Double Change, 2009 bilingual French-English edition), Walt Whitman, Hom(m)age, 2005/1855 (Turtle Point Press and Editions Joca Seria, 2005) and American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon 2000). His reviews and essays have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket, The Boston Review, and Rain Taxi.
Emma Eisenberg is a writer of poetry, fiction, essays, and music journalism. She is the author of Purple Heart Highway (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, VIDA, Full Stop, Poetry for the Masses, Philadelphia Weekly Paper, and The Hook and received awards from GlimmerTrain, Plain China, and West Virginia Writers Inc. Eisenberg received her B.A. in English and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Haverford College in Haverford, PA. She has lived in Hillsboro, West Virginia where she was an AmeriCorps VISTA, as well as Philadelphia, and has traveled widely across the United States. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she is an MFA candidate in fiction.