Join us in celebrating the launch of Dylan Krieger’s Giving Godhead (Delete Press). With readings from Dylan, Cindy Huyser, Debangana Banerjeem, and Vincent Cellucci.
Dylan Krieger is a transistor radio picking up alien frequencies in south Louisiana. She lives in the back of a little brick house with a feline reincarnation of Catherine the Great, sings harmonies incessantly to any song she hears, and sunlights as a trade mag editor. She earned her BA in English and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 and her MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University in 2015. She is the author of Giving Godhead and dreamland trash (Saint Julian Press, forthcoming). Her more recent projects include an irreverent reimagining of philosophical thought experiments and an autobiographical meditation on the tenets of the Church of Euthanasia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several print and online literary journals, including Seneca Review, Midwest Review, Quarterly West, Xavier Review, Phoebe, So and So, Tenderloin, Coup d’Etat, and Maintenant.
Cindy Huyser’s chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems, was named co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Poetry Chapbook contest. Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net award and the Pushcart Prize, and has recently appeared in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, San Pedro River Review, Red River Review, The Enigmatist, Watermelon Isotope, and in Bearing The Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press), which she edited with Scott Wiggerman of Dos Gatos Press.
Debangana Banerjee was born and raised in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India and lived there until she came to Baton Rouge in 2006. She received her second Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Louisiana State University in August 2010. There, she worked with poet Vincent Cellucci, who wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012). Come back river, a bilingual Bengali-English translation, is a chapbook collaboration of the two available from Finishing Line Press. They are working on completing a full-length book of translations this summer and will be reading some of their new work.