Join Elizabeth Hershon, Jiwon Choi, Joan Larkin and Barbara Henning at FiveMyles for a reading and dialogue on the kindredness of words and images.
Elizabeth Hershon is a painter and sculptor currently living in Brooklyn. Elizabeth has a BFA from the school of Visual Arts, a Masters in education, and is currently the art editor of Hanging Loose Press. In 2023, Unveiling, a book she collaborated on with her father, the poet Robert Hershon, was published.
Barbara Henning is the author of five novels and eight collections of poetry, most recently a novelized biography of her mother, Ferne, a Detroit Story (a Michigan Notable Book), a collection of poems, Digigram (United Artists Books), and a cross country tour journal, Poets on the Road (with Maureen Owen, City Point Press). A collection of prose poems, Girlfriend, is forthcoming from Hanging Loose Press. She is also the editor of Prompt Book: Experiments for Writing Poetry and Fiction (Spuyten Duyvil), as well as The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins (BlazeVox) and Looking Up Harryette Mullen (Belladonna). Barbara was born in Detroit, but has mostly lived in Brooklyn since 1984. www.barbarahenning.comJoan Larkin’s sixth poetry collection, Old Stranger, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2024. Author of Blue Hanuman and My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press) she co-founded Out & Out Books during the 1970s feminist literary explosion. A lifelong teacher, she lives in northern New Jersey.
Jiwon Choi is a poet, preschool teacher, and urban gardener. She is the author of One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons and I Used To Be Korean. Choi’s third book of poems will be published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2024. She started her community garden’s first poetry reading series during the early Covid years, Poets Read in the Garden, to support local writers. You can find out more about her at iusedtobekorean.com.
Dan O’Brien is an internationally produced and published playwright, poet, and nonfiction writer whose recognition in playwriting includes a Guggenheim Fellowship and two PEN America Awards. O’Brien’s poetry collections are the newly published Survivor’s Notebook (Acre Books), Our Cancers (Acre Books), Scarsdale (Measure Press & CB Editions), New Life (Hanging Loose Press & CB Editions), and War Reporter (Hanging Loose Press & CB Editions), which in the UK received the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Harley Elliott, Hanging Loose Press author of Darkness at Each Elbow, Animals That Stand in Dreams, and The Mercy of Distance is exhibiting his Allies series at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Salina, Kansas.