Poetry Book Launch & Open Mic!

April 6, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

It’s Animal but Merciful

great weather for MEDIA’s first poetry and short fiction anthology, It’s Animal but Merciful, features fifty-five writers across the United States, plus Botswana, the Philippines, Denmark, and Canada. Taken from open submission, the work explores personal and social identities of race, sexuality, age, gender, and freedom (with a good dose of humor, mud, insects, sunshine, and double-dares). It’s Animal but Merciful contributors Mary McLaughlin Slechta and Russ Green (who is also a recent addition to the editorial board), are joined by editors and fellow poets Jane Ormerod and Thomas Fucaloro, and forthcoming anthology contributors Michelle Bonczek and Robert Evory. The editors will be available to answer any questions about publishing, readings, and the submission process.

Michelle Bonczek’s chapbook The Art of the Nipple is forthcoming from Orange Monkey Publishing. Michelle holds  a PhD from Western Michigan University, and teaches in Syracuse.

Robert Evory is a creative writing fellow at Syracuse University and the Poetry Editor for Salt Hill and co-founder of The Poets Billow.

Thomas Fucaloro is the author of Inheriting Craziness is Like a Soft Halo of Light (Three Rooms Press, 2010). He co-hosts the great weather Spoken Word Sundays reading series in New York City.

Russ Green has been involved in the running of poetry events throughout the New York area for the past six years. He currently runs the Green’s Revolution reading series in Amityville, Long Island.

Jane Ormerod is the author of Recreational Vehicles on Fire and Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2009 and 2012). She tours across the United States and beyond.

Mary McLaughlin Slechta is the author of Wreckage on a Watery Moon (Foothills Publishing) and is an associate editor for The Comstock Review.

About great weather for MEDIA:

Founded in 2012 by a group of former Uphook Press editors, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. The press is based in New York City and showcases both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose anthologies, they organize readings, performances, and book releases throughout the country. They will publish their first one person collection later this year. www.greatweatherformedia.com