HFR presents Like They Do in the Future, a Cleveland Heights, Ohio, “Halloween” reading, featuring Robert Loss, Shawn Maddey, Tessa Mellas, Nathan Moore, Alexis Pope, and F. Daniel Rzicznek. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. A special solo set will be performed during the halftime of the event by reader Robert Loss, who also fronts the band The Wells.
October 27, 2012
7PM@Cedar Lee Pub
2191 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights OH 44118
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Robert Loss is a visiting full-time faculty member at Columbus College of Art and Design where he teaches writing and literature. His short stories and critical writing have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Mayday, Ghettoblaster, and PopMatters, where he writes a column titled “Ties That Bind.” A recent column about Bruce Springsteen was featured on The Boss’ official site. Recently he founded and served as the programming coordinator for the Mix 2012 Comics Symposium which featured cartoonist Chris Ware.
Shawn Maddey lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a founding editor of Barge Journal and Press, and tweets @BargePress. His work can be found in places like Pear Noir! elimae, >kill author, NAP, among others.
Tessa Mellas is a PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Fifty-two Stories, Fugue, Gulf Coast, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She is a former sychronized figure skater, has been a vegetarian for over two decades, and is an aficionado of snow. More here.
You can find some of Nathan Moore‘s poems at Pudding Magazine, Everyday Genius, Menacing Hedge, and Fleeting Magazine. He posts paintings and other things here.
Alexis Pope writes things that have appeared or are forthcoming in Anti-, The New Megaphone, iO, and elsewhere. Girl Erases Girl, her first chapbook, is due out this spring from Dancing Girl Press. She is co-curator of The Big Big Mess Reading Series and contributing editor for Whiskey Island.
F. Daniel Rzicznek’s collections and chapbooks of poetry include Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books, 2011), Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). His individual poems have appeared in Boston Review, The New Republic, Orion, Mississippi Review, Shenandoah, Notre Dame Review, and many other publications. Also co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.