The Waves will present Bryan Borland, Julie R. Enszer, Alison Barker,Caleb Tankersley, Brad Richard, Prairie M. Faul, and student readers Will Slate and Sophie Evans at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.).
Bryan Borland is the author of two previous collections of poetry, My Life as Adam (Sibling Rivalry Press 2010) and Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father (Sibling Rivalry Press 2012). The American Library Association has honored him as both poet (My Life as Adam) and editor (Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry and Joy Exhaustible: Assaracus Presents The Publishers) through inclusion on its “Over the Rainbow” List of Recommended Reading. Borland is also the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, an independent publishing house that he runs with his husband, Seth, and the founding editor of Assaracus, the world’s only print journal dedicated exclusively to the gay poet and named by Library Journal as “Best New Magazine” of 2012.
Julie R. Enszer, PhD, is the author of Avowed from Sibling Rivalry
Press. She is the author of three other poetry collections, Lilith’s Demons (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2015), Sisterhood (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and Handmade Love (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2010). She is editor of Milk & Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2011). Milk & Honey was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry. She has her MFA and PhD from the University of Maryland. Enszer edits and publishes Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal, and a regular book reviewer for the The Rumpus and Calyx. You can read more of her work at www.JulieREnszer.com.
Brad Richard is the author of three books of poems and two chapbooks, including Motion Studies (The Word Works, 2011), Curtain Optional (Press Street, 2011), and Butcher’s Sugar (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). His poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Literary Imagination, Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Passages North, Plume, Witness, and Xavier Review, among other journals. He directs the creative writing program at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, and keeps very busy with endeavors for young writers and LGBT writers in the New Orleans region.
Caleb Tankersley’s work appears in CutBank, Gargoyle, Permafrost, and others. His chapbook Jesus Works the Night Shift was published in 2014 by Urban Farmhouse Press. He received a PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers, where he served as Associate Editor for Mississippi Review. Currently, he runs the creative writing program at Mississippi School of the Arts and is a reader for Memorious.
Alison Barker is a native of Wheaton Maryland. She has lived in southern Louisiana for ALMOST TEN YEARS. Where did the time go. She likes her students, nutritional fads, and dancing alone. She has been published in some places. Now she slowly chips away at her first novel!
Prairie M. Faul is a Cajun poet and flagrant transsexual currently living in New Orleans. She is the author of the chapbook Burnt Sugarcane from gloworm press and her work can be found in: inferior planets, fogmachine, the wanderer, spy kids review and wherever softness is at it’s most elusive.