Josef Kaplan, Joey Yearous-Algozin, and Holly Melgard

by offtopicpoetics

Please join us for another Penn Poetry and Poetics reading! We are delighted to present the talented trio Josef Kaplan, Joey Yearous-Algozin, and Holly Melgard.

7:30pm-9pm, Tuesday October 21, 2014
Where: Grad Lounge 330, Fisher Bennett Hall (3rd floor)
Walnut and 34th Street

Penn Poetry and Poetics offers a series of casual, conversational events structured around the presentation of one or two poems and a short critical talk by each guest.

Josef Kaplan, “A Brief Note on the Avant-Garde”
Josef Kaplan is the author of All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012 (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Kill List (Cars Are Real, 2013), and Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012). He lives in Queens.

Joey Yearous-Algozin, “Everybody’s Obituary.”
Joey Yearous-Algozin is the author of Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family (Bon Aire Projects), The Lazarus Project (TROLL THREAD) and Caller (ABC Books, forthcoming Fall 2015), among others. He is a member of the publishing collective TROLL THREAD. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Holly Melgard co-edits TROLL THREAD PRESS ( and P-Queue lit. journal (, co-curates the Segue Reading Series, dissertates at SUNY Buffalo’s Poetics Program, and is the author of Poems for Baby Trilogy: Vol. 1, 2, & 3 (TTP, 2011) and The Making of The Making of Americans (TTP, 2012).