Certain Saturdays at Lost Lake Lounge | 3602 East Colfax | Denver, Colorado

Shira Dentz, Mike Sikkema, Yanara Friedlander & J'Lyn Chapman

Saturday February 26th, 7:30pm

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Shira Dentz's book of poems, black seeds on a white dish, is just out from Shearsman Books. She is also the author of another full-length collection, door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press), that is forthcoming, and a chapbook, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press). Her poems and stories have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Revie...w, Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Black Warrior Review, Drunken Boat, Lungfull!, and Bombay Gin. Her poems have also been featured on NPR, Poetry Daily, and Omnidawn Publishing’s blog.

Mike Sikkema is the author of Futuring (BlazeVOX), and most recently the chapbooks "Saying Things as an Engine Would" (HNG MN 2010), I Could Jump Through the Keyhole in Your Door (Horse Less 2010), and with Jen Tynes, a collaborative chapbook entitled Autogeography (Black Warrior Review, 2011).

Yanara Friedland’s paternal great grandfather owned coalmines in western Germany. Her maternal great grandfather a small grocery in America’s Midwest. She was born in Berlin and wrote her first story in Australia. She has traveled and lived in Scotland, Mongolia, India, Nepal, Brussels, and currently in Denver to complete her PhD in Creative Writing.  Her investigations have included Fire, Caves and more recently portraits of tyrannical women. These efforts have or will appear in obscure publications, such as ‘les edition maelstroem’, ‘the herald magazine’, ‘nomad’s magazine’ and ‘correspondence’. She has worked with refugees, shamans, jazz musicians, farmers, tornados, horror film directors, pancakes, orphans and jewelers. At 16 she was told she was present at Christ’s crucifixion.

J'Lyn Chapman holds a PhD from the University of Denver. She is an advisor and lecturer in the Department of Writing and Poetics at Naorpa University. Her chapbook, Bear Stories, was published by Calamari Press.

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