Please join me on December 15th for FREE WATER #22 which will feature four wonderful poets/artists/writers including Chase Berggrun, Marina Carreira, Patrick Rosal and Ricardo Maldonado.
Chase Berggrun is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2018. Their work has appeared in the Lambda Literary Spotlight, Barrelhouse, Pinwheel, PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Beloit Poetry Journal, & elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University, & they are poetry editor at Big Lucks. They are alive on the internet: @patriphobe.
Marina Carreira is a Luso-American writer from Newark, NJ. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University, and is curator of "Brick City Speaks," a monthly reading series in Newark. Marina’s chapbook, “I Sing to That Bird Knowing It Won’t Sing Back” was published May 2017 by Finishing Line Press. Her work is featured in Paterson Literary Review, The Acentos Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Hinchas de Poesia, among others.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato's Collateral (National Poetry Series/Akashic Books) and the recipient of poetry fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boston Review, Guernica, Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and co-hosts the EMPIRE reading series with Hafizah Geter.
A 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Poetry Fellow, PATRICK ROSAL is the author of four full-length poetry collections. His newest book, Brooklyn Antediluvian (2016), was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Previously, Boneshepherds (2011) was named a small press highlight by the National Book Critics Circle. He is also the author of My American Kundiman (2006), and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (2003). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Fulbright Scholars Program. He teaches in the MFA program at Rutgers-Camden.