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Malvern presents: Fun Party with Noah Eli Gordon, Lisa L. Moore & Ryan Bender-Murphy

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Fun Party with Noah Eli Gordon, Lisa L. Moore & Ryan Bender-Murphy


February 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm




Join the Fun Party crew for a reading with Noah Eli Gordon, Lisa L. Moore and Ryan Bender-Murphy (below, left to right).


Noah Eli Gordon‘s most recent book is The Word KINGDOM in the Word Kingdom, published by Brooklyn Arts Press in early 2015. Other recent titles include The Year of the Rooster (Ahsahta Press, 2013), The Source (Futurepoem, 2011), and Novel Pictorial Noise(Harper Perennial, 2007), which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series and subsequently chosen for the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. An advocate of small press culture, he co-founded (with Joshua Marie Wilkinson) Letter Machine Editions, penned a column for five years on chapbooks for Rain Taxi: review of books, ran Braincase Press, was head reviews editor for The Volta, and co-founded the little magazine Baffling Combustions. His essays, reviews, creative nonfiction, criticism, and poetry appear widely, including journals such as BookforumSeneca ReviewBoston ReviewFenceHambone, and in many anthologies. He currently lives in Denver with his boo Sommer Browning.

Lisa L. Moore is professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her writing has been awarded the Lambda Literary Foundation Award, the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, and the Art/Lines Juried Poetry Prize, and recognized as a Split This Rock Poem of the Week. She is the author or editor of four scholarly books and her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies includingOstrich ReviewLavender ReviewSinister Wisdom, and Codex Journal. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Ryan Bender-Murphy is the author of First Man on Mars (Phantom Limb Press, 2013). His poems have also appeared in BetterEveryday GeniusFLAG+VOIDFront Porch,Phantom LimbSpork, and other mysterious places. He is the editor-in-chief of Hardly Doughnuts, a new literary journal that aims to showcase challenging and experimental narrative poetry and micro fiction.