Konundrum Engine Literary Review Poetry Reading

Tuesday May 25, 2004 7pm

at Monkey Temple's Red Room Reading Series

558 Broome St. (at Varick Street)

New York, NY


The Konundrum Engine Literary Review presents readings by some of the magazine’s featured poets on Tuesday, May 25 at 7pm. The line-up includes:


Elaine Bleakney

Oni Buchanan

Alex Lemon

Sonya Posmentier

Jon Woodward


Below are the bios for the readers:


Elaine Bleakney is an itinerant writer living in New York City. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, she has obtained an MFA from UC Irvine and a fellowship from the International Institute of Modern Letters. In addition to Konundrum Engine, her poems have appeared or will appear in Crab Orchard Review and Hotel Amerika.


Oni Buchanan holds a B.A. in English and Music from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Masters in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her first book of poems, What Animal, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition and was published in October 2003. Her poems are forthcoming in the Best American Poetry 2004 and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets.  She is currently on the piano faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, MA.


Alex Lemon, born in the wild and raised by squirrels and monkeys, has worked as a butcher, an unloader of semis, a personal trainer, a potter, and as a professional shoplifter. When not writing funny emails, getting tattooed, or fixing flat tires on his bike, he writes poetry. He received his BA in Political Science and Mass Communications from Macalester College. In May, he will receive his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. He is an assistant editor for LUNA, a journal of poetry and translation. His poems are published or forthcoming from Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, New Orleans Review, CutBank, Sonora Review, LUNA, The Jabberwock Review, Octopus, and typo magazine.


Sonya B. Posmentier lives in New York City, where she is an English teacher and Director of Multicultural Affairs at Trinity School. She is the recipient of a 2003 Brio Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Hanging Loose, Phoebe, Seneca Review and Lyric.


Jon Woodward was born in Kansas in 1978. He went to college at Colorado State University. His first book of poems, Mister Goodbye Easter Island, was published by Alice James Books in 2003. He lives in the Boston area.



Hosted by poetry editor KC Trommer.


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Please link to the event at http://lit.konundrum.com/KELRreading0504.htm