from Jan. 6- ringing in this new year- Lauren Bender, David Franks & Jamie Gaughran-Perez

left to right- David, Lauren, Jamie

Lauren Bender, David Franks & Jamie Gaughran-Perez
gave an terrific reading- Each read individually from their own work-
but also all three read collaboratively-
Jamie & Lauren inviting listeners to participate in their readings-
An amazing evening !
David had us all in tears- of laughter- A perfect way to enter 2007-

Lauren is the editor of Word at, whose second issue “CHIMERA: I AM MY OWN TWIN” will be up in Feb.- She is a co-curator for the Yockadot! Poetics Theater Festival, happening in April, & is on the Narrowhouse Recordings & Print Board of Directors. Lauren has a chapbook forthcoming from Big Game Books.

Jamie edits & publishes Rock Heals ( a Narrowhouse weekly also publishing small chapbooks, his work has been recently included in the Baltimore anthology Octopus Dream.

David makes poems on the page, composes music, writes songs, creates installations. His poetry appears in the anthologies- American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century & An Exquisite Corpse Reader.
His musical/text work is available as “Musical Words” (Pyramid Atlantic) , “Whistling in the Dark” & “Love is Making Me Sick” (CD Baby & Bird House Studios).

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