Nov. 6- Debrah Morkun, Jamie Townsend, Kim Gek Lin Short


Debrah Morkun received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, Boulder CO, in 2004. In 2005, she ran the internship program at the Bowery Poetry Club. Upon returning to her hometown of Philadelphia, Debrah started the New Philadelphia Poets
(, a group committed to expanding the spaces for poetry in Philadelphia. She currently teaches English & Writing at Temple University and Community College of Philadelphia. Debrah’s first book of poetry, Projection Machine, was released by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. She is currently at work on two long poem pieces entitled- The Ida Pingala and Hera Calf.  Her work can be viewed at


Jamie Townsend is a co-founder and editor of con/crescent press
(, a magazine focused on discursive essays,   non-fiction, and poetry. His poetry has appeared in online and print journals, including Bombay Gin, The Cultural Society, Gam, Diagram, & Fact-Simile. His critical study on the life and work of poet Frank Samperi appeared in issue #36 of JACKET magazine. He is a member of the New Philadelphia Poets, and lives in East Kensington, Philadelphia.


Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of  The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits
(Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010) and China Cowboy (forthcoming from
Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011), as well as two chapbooks, The Residents
(dancing girl press) and Run (Rope-a-Dope). She lives in Philadelphia
with her husband and daughter.

Work from The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits was first published in
Caketrain Journal, Drunken Boat, 42 Opus, Mad Poet’s Review, No Tell
Motel, Shattered Wig Review, SoMa Literary Review, Tarpaulin Sky and
Wicked Alice. “The Exhibits” was published as a chapbook entitled The
Residents (dancing girl press). Parts of “The Bugging Watch” were
published in the anthology narrative (dis)continuities: prose
experiments by younger american writers (Recycled Karma Press).


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