Category: Chapter&Verse Readings

Chapter & Verse Winter 2015

Chapter & Verse Readings •

This Saturday, March 7th at 8pm


Wendy S. Walters is the author of the forthcoming book of essays, Multiply/Divide(Sarabande, 2015); two collections of poems, Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem, 2014) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (Palm Press, 2009); and a chapbook. In June of 2013 she directed “Out of Regiment, A Project in Personal Mapping,” a community installation in an abandoned house on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor, as part of Writing on It All. Walters was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry, and her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, FENCE, and Harper’s Magazine. She is Associate Professor of creative writing and literature at Eugene Lang College of The New School University in the city of New York.

Emily Abendroth is a poet, teacher and anti-prison activist. Much of her creative work attempts to investigate state regimes of force and power, as well as individual and collective resistance strategies to the same. Her poetry book, ]Exclosures[, was released from Ahsahta Press in May 2014. Her writings are often published in limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks by small and micropresses such as Belladonna (New York), Horse Less Press (Denver), Little Red Leaves (Texas), Albion Press (Philadelphia), and Zumbar Press (San Francisco). Recent work can be found in Aufgabe, Conveyor, XPoetics, Thermos, Women’s Studies Quarterly, OmniVerse, Jacket2, EcoPoetics, and Encyclopedia.

Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, lives in Philadelphia (recently transplanted from Oakland), and writes poetry, speculative fiction, and into little boxes on the internet. Recent work can be read in Drunken Boat and Tripwire. She dreams commune dreams.

Chapter&Verse Season Finale

Chapter & Verse Readings •

May 31st at 8pm at Chapterhouse Cafe


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Mark Wallace is the author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Most recently he has published a book-length prose poem, Notes from the Center on Public Policy, and a novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He lives in San Diego, California, and teaches at California State University San Marcos.
Jena Osman‘s latest book is Corporate Relations, put out by Burning Deck Press last month. Burning Deck also published her first ever chapbook, Twelve Parts of Her, 25 years ago. Parts of Corporate Relationshave been set to music by the composer Ted Hearne, and you can hear the piece performed by The Crossing onJune 15 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. Osman’s other recent books include Public Figuresand The Network. She teaches in the English Department at Temple, where she’s currently the director of the MFA Creative Writing Program.
Thomas Devaney is the author of Calamity Jane (Furniture Press Books, 2014) and The Picture That Remains (The Print Center, 2014). He is the editor of ONandOnScreen and teaches at Haverford College.

Chapter&Verse March 15th

Chapter & Verse Readings •

This Saturday, March 15th at 8pm • Come listen to


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Ossian Foley is a poet and man of the sea. His first book, OF: Vol. I, was published this fall by Ugly Duckling Presse. Versions of some parts of Of: Vol. I have appeared in SET, Esque, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 6×6, and elsewhere. With James Longley, Ossian edits LVNG Magazine, published by Flood Editions. With his dog, Satchel, he lives in Tallahassee, FL and Port Townsend, WA.

David James Miller is a poet, editor, and publisher. He is the author of the chapbooks As Sequenceand Facts & Other Objects, and his writing was chosen by Charles Bernstein as the runner-up for the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize. His writing can be found or is forthcoming in: The Cultural Society, LVNG, Otoliths, Moria, elimae, Diagram, and elsewhere. He edits SET, an annual journal of experimental poetry, publishes Elis Press, and lives with his family.

JenMarie Macdonald is the author of Sometime Soon Ago (Shadow Mountain 2009) and Graceries(Horse Less Press 2013), co-authored with Travis Macdonald, with whom she also publishes Fact-Simile Editions.

Chapter & Verse this Saturday

Chapter & Verse Readings •

This Saturday, September 7th at 8pm • reading poetry–


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Maged Zaher is the author of Thank You for the Window Office (Ugly Duckling, 2012),Portrait of the Poet As an Engineer (Pressed Wafer, 2009), and a collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, Farout Library Software (Tinfish Press, 2007). His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket magazine andBanipal. He has performed his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, St. Marks Project, Evergreen State College, and American University in Cairo, among other places.

Carolina Maugeri is a poet and artist living in South Philly.

Amelia Bentley completed a BA at Evergreen State College in 2011, studying philosophy and poetry. Past jobs have included roofing, organic farming, in-home care-giving, and most recently positions at Copper Canyon Press and Kelly Writers House. Work has or will soon appear in several locations including The Portable Boog Reader, Tinge and Fact-Simile. A chapbook, & PARTS, was released from Damask Press in March 2013. Unpublishable aggregations of multiple minimum viable personalities can be found

Chapter&Verse Nov.17.12

Chapter & Verse Readings •

bringing the poetry–

Anne Boyer is the author of The Romance of Happy WorkersAnne Boyer’s Good ApocalypseSelected Dreams with a note on phrenologyMy Common Heart, The 2000s, and Art is War. Recent work has appeared in The New Inquiry, Joyland Poetry, and Rethinking Marxism. New work also appears here: She lives on the edge of Kansas and is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.

R/B “Becca” Mertz is a poet and teacher from Pittsburgh, PA. Many of her poems can be found online by utilizing a search engine. She teaches writing at Penn State New Kensington and Duquesne University. She also posts a series of pop song poems at, and sometimes she twitters. R/B Mertz is a big fan of Anne Boyer and Philadelphia. 

Chris McCreary‘s chapbook Elseworlds was just published by Cy Gist Press. His most recent full-length collection is Undone : A Fakebook (Furniture Press), and a section from his ongoing prose project, The Great American Songbook, is forthcoming in a future issue of Fact-Simile. He teaches at a private high school outside of Philadelphia.

This Saturday, November 17th at 8:00pm at Chapterhouse Cafe, 620 S. 9th St. • Philadelphia, PA

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See you soon,
Ryan & Stan

Chapter&Verse Oct.20.12

Chapter & Verse Readings •


C. S. Giscombe was born in Dayton, Ohio. His poetry books are Prairie Style, Two Sections from Practical Geography, Giscome Road, Here, At Large, and Postcards; his prose book—about Canada—is Into and Out of Dislocation. He has worked as a taxi driver, a hospital orderly, and a railroad brakeman, and for years he edited a national literary magazine, Epoch, at Cornell University. His writing has appeared in several anthologies: the Best American Poetry series, the Oxford Anthology of African-American PoetryTelling It Slant: Avant-Garde Poetics of the 1990s, Bluesprint: Black British Columbia Literature and Orature, American Hybrid, and elsewhere. He teaches poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of Sidestep Catapult and the forthcoming Opera House Arterial, both from BlazeVOX Books, and an out-of-print chapbook, First Lizard Chronicles, from Kali Momma Press. Her work has appeared in American Writing, Philadelphia Poets, Tabula Rasa, Shrike, Mad Poets Review, Fairies in America, and elsewhere. Based in Philadelphia, she works with the long-running series Poets and Prophets and has just started curating the Jubilant Thicket series. She works as a medical editor and lives with her husband and two cats.

Matthew Kremer is at riverbottum-enterprises.

Chapter&Verse Sep.29.12

Chapter & Verse Readings •

Sept 29: Poe, Short, Warfield

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, tooElements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). She is also co-editing a collection of Hudson Valley innovative poetry (Station Hill Press). Deborah’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Handsome, 1913, Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, Otoliths, The Dictionary Project, and Yew Journal. She is assistant professor of English at Pace University, founder and curator of the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit, and guest curator for Trickhouse.
Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of two lyric novels The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and China Cowboy, both from Tarpaulin Sky Press, and the cross-genre chapbooks The Residents (dancing girl press) and Run (Rope-a-Dope). She lives with her family in Philadelphia.
Brian Warfield writes stories about strange ideas and weird feelings. He also publishes chapbooks through Turtleneck Press.