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What’s New in Poetry, 1-1-15

What’s New in Poetry, 1-1-15

Hi!!! Happy New Year!!! I’m so happy to bring back What’s New in Poetry, this time on the web as a part of Real Pants. Thanks so much, Amy & Adam!

Our first episode has four videos. The first is from DC superstar & founder of NaPoWriMo, Maureen Thorson. The second comes from Argentina, from former Atlantan & 421 Atlanta author Dan Beauregard. The third is from one of my up-and-coming faves, MA poet Dara Cerv. The last is from Coconut Books author and Seattle poet Lauren Ireland, who totally rocks! Pictures and bios below. Have fun! & you can always contact me at

SONY DSCMaureen Thorson is the author of two books of poetry, My Resignation (Shearsman 2014) and Applies to Oranges (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), as well as a number of chapbooks and pamphlets, most recently A Good Attitude (Flying Object 2014). She lives in Washington, DC, where she is the poetry editor for Open Letters Monthly, an online arts and literature review. Visit her at

391539_416804561688375_881864094_nDaniel Beauregard lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he runs a small press called OOMPH! that focuses on contemporary poetry in translation. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The FanzineH_NGM_N, Smoking Glue Gun, NAP, ILK, Poor Claudia, Everyday Genius and elsewhere. He has two chapbooks available; Before You Were Born (421 Atlanta, 2013) and HELLO MY MEAT (Lame House Press, 2014).

Dara CervDara Cerv lives and writes in Jamaica Plain, MA. Poems appear and are forthcoming in Whiskey Island, The Volta, apt, and Jellyfish. Sixth Finch will publish her first chapbook in 2015.

feelingsLauren Ireland is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an editor at Ghostwriters of Delphi. She is the author of The Arrow (Coconut Books, 2014), Dear Lil Wayne (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014), and two chapbooks, Sorry It’s So Small (Factory Hollow Press, 2011) and Olga & Fritz (Mondo Bummer Press, 2011). She lives in Seattle and online at and

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Bruce Covey publishes & edits Coconut magazine & Coconut Books and, for 12 years, hosted the "What's New in Poetry" reading series in Atlanta. His sixth book of poetry, Change Machine, was published by Noemi Press in 2014.

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