For years, the Lampro team has worked tirelessly, on a fully volunteer basis, to provide regular, innovative literary programming that creates opportunities for new voices to be heard. It's been a real pleasure, but also more than a bit of work.
Taking a moment to recognize the efforts of the artists behind Lamprophonic is something for which we're long overdue. So, finally, on July 28th we'll be headed back to Bar Thalia for our Take A Bow reading, featuring the curators of 2016 and 2017's stellar Lamprophonic events.
Join us in celebrating the dedicated writers who work daily to engage our community, create opportunity, and, of course, entertain.
We'll see you at 8 pm on Friday, July 28th, to hear readings from:
Katie Longofono received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she directed the 2014 SLC Poetry Festival. She co-founded and curated Dead Rabbits Reading Series 2014-17, and co-produced AmpLit Fest in 2016 and 2017, in partnership with Lamprophonic and Summer on the Hudson. She is the author of three chapbooks: Angeltits (Sundress Publications 2016), Honey and Bandages (co-authored with Mary Stone; Folded Word Press 2015), and The Angel of Sex (Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in The Boiler Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, BOAAT, glitterMOB, South Dakota Review, Juked, Slipstream, and more. You can find her on twitter @longofonz. She lives in Brooklyn.
Sarah Sala: Sarah is a native Michigander with an MFA in Poetry from New York University. Her awards and honors include: an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Marjorie Rapport Award for Poetry, An Avery Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, and a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship. Recently, her poem "Hydrogen" was featured in the "Elements" episode of NPR's hit show Radio Lab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. Her poems also appear in Poetry Ireland Review, Atlas Review, and Palimpsest. You can visit her at sarahsala.com.
Laura Esther Wolfson: Laura's distinctive blend of essay, first-person narrative and exploration of language, culture, books and place has appeared in Bellingham Review, Gettysburg Review, The Rumpus, The Sun, Zyzzyva and elsewhere. Her work has repeatedly garnered 'notable' listings in Best American Essays and been anthologized on both sides of the Atlantic, including in Swedish translation. Her essay "Losing the Nobel" is a finalist for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize, and her essay collection Proust at Rush Hour, winner of the Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in spring 2018. Learn more at lauraestherwolfson.com.
Clare Smith Marash: Clare is a winner of the Avery Hopwood Award in Short Fiction and numerous fellowships. She has taught at the high school and university level, and now works in television and film. She has been published in All Hollow magazine, and online at The Week, Time, and The Oxford American. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University. You can learn more about her writing and work by perusing claresmithmarash.com.