Designed off the image of a train station with many tracks extending outward, Union Station has a distinct urban aesthetic. We seek to be inclusive, to put into relation the many narratives, images, and voices that are redefining our landscape.
–Come here. Go Everywhere.
LYNNE PROCOPE is a Cave Canem fellow and a former National Poetry Slam champion. She is co-author of the collaborative collection, Burning Down the House. Her poems appear in So Much Things to Say, Drum Voices Review, His Rib: Women’s Anthology, Bowery Women, The Last American Valentine, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, Quarter After Eight, Washington Square, and decomP. She is Executive Director of the louderARTS Project.
SYREETA MCFADDEN is a writer and photographer from the dairy state whose motto is ‘forward’. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Feministing and others. She has been a featured reader at various New York area readings series such as Apex Arts “Almost Famous” Reading Series, Mixer, Literary Death Match, Sweet! and Gallery 440 in Brooklyn. Her photographic work has been featured in local galleries and online. former urban planner and housing development specialist, she holds degrees from Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. She is an adjunct professor of English and Literature and is currently writing collections of short stories and essays. See more at syreetamcfadden.com. (See more at syreetamcfadden.com)
JEANANN VERLEE is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker whose first book, Racing Hummingbirds, earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in Poetry. Verlee has also been awarded the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, failbetter, and >kill author, among others. She has represented New York City at the National Poetry Slam six times under both NYC-Urbana and NYC-louderARTS, as well as at both the Individual World Poetry Slam and Women of the World Poetry Slam. Verlee is director of the Urbana Poetry Slam reading series in New York City. She believes in you. (Learn more at jeanannverlee.com.)
PAULA BOLLERS is a photographer, photo editor and educator. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. After gaining professional experience in commercial photography production and editing, Bollers obtained her Doctorate in Philosophy with specialization in photographic history and theory at Sydney College of the Arts in Australia. In addition to exhibiting in New York and Sydney, she taught college and graduate level photo studio, history and theory. Pursuing her passion for fine arts and photography, Bollers has worked at several art institutions including for the Dia Center for the Arts, Guggenheim Museum and the New York Photo Festival.
A 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee, SAEED JONES received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. His poetry has appeared in publications like Hayden’s Ferry Review, StorySouth, Jubilat, West Branch & The Collagist. His chapbook When the Only Light is Fire is available from Sibling Rivalry Press. His blog is For Southern Boys Who Consider Poetry.
JON SANDS is a Brooklyn based author known for electrifying readings. He wrote, The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing), and starred in the award winning 2011 web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from Rattapallax Films. He is Director of Poetry Education at the Positive Health Project (a syringe exchange center in Midtown Manhattan), an adjunct with the City University of New York, as well as a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. His work is published or forthcoming in RATTLE, The Millions, Word Riot, Muzzle, and The Rattling Wall from PEN USA. He is a member of the groundbreaking performance poetry tours, “The Whirlwind Company” and “The SpillJoy Ensemble,” and tours extensively, both nationally and internationally. Say yes to www.jonsands.com.
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