In the beginning....

The very first show! Guests for the first show include Jonathan Everitt, Jon Palzer, and Nate Pritts. Jonathan Everitt, Jon Palzer, and I talk about finishing up the NaPoWriMo challenge, the role of National Poetry Month and its influence on literary culture and more. Nate Pritts stops by to talk about H_NGM_N books, growing a press, and new developments in publishing. Listen to me fumble with the dials and forget to cut mics for the first time!

About Jonathan Everitt

Jonathan Everitt is a freelance writer whose creative writing has been published in Lake Affect magazine, Escape Into Life magazine, The ImageOutWrite annual, Upstate Gardener's Journal, the Hobo Dog video series, and is the basis for a short film, “Say when,” by Rochester, N.Y., filmmakers Alex Weiser, Andrew Ballerstein, and Ander Kazmerski. He has performed at numerous Rochester venues including the Genesee Reading Series at Writers and Books, Flash Night at The Yards, ImageArt, and Poetry & Pie Night. He co-hosts the monthly open mic, New Ground Poetry Night, with Al Abonado at Equal=Grounds coffeehouse.

About Jon Palzer

Jon Palzer is Professor of English at Finger Lakes Community College, where he has taught literature and creative writing since 2001. He is a past recipient of the Thomas McGrath Poetry Award of the Academy of American Poets as well as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship & Creative Activities. His work has appeared in The Yalobusha Review, Brooklyn Review, Natural Bridge, Valparaiso Poetry Review and other journals.

About Nate Pritts:

Nate Pritts is the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N (2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph ‘zine and which has grown to encompass an annual online journal, an occasional digital chapbook series, a continuing series of single-author books and sporadic limited edition/low-fi projects. He is also the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Right Now More Than Ever (2013) and Post Human (2016).

Publishers Weekly described his fifth book, Sweet Nothing (2011), as “both baroque and irreverent, banal and romantic, his poems […] arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity.” POETRY Magazine called The Wonderfull Yeare (2009), “rich, vivid, intimate, & somewhat troubled” while The Rumpus called Big Bright Sun (2010) “a textual record of mistakes made and insights gleaned…[in] a voice that knows its part in self-destruction.”

Pritts is Associate Professor at Ashford University where he serves as Curriculum Lead and Administrative head of the Film program.

Thursday, May 5, 2016