Steve Bunch lives and writes in Lawrence, Kansas, where he received the 2008 Langston Hughes Award for Poetry from theLawrenceArts Center and Raven Books. His poems can be found in Autumn Sky Poetry, The Externalist, The Literary Bohemian, Fickle Muses, and Umbrella. From 1978 to 1988, he edited and published Tellus, a little magazine that featured work by Victor Contoski, Edward Dorn, Jane Hirshfield, Donald Levering, Denise Low, Paul Metcalf, Edward Sanders, and many others. After a fifteen-year hibernation, he awoke in 2005and resumed writing. Preparing to Leave, his first gathering of poems, was published in 2011.
Matthew Porubsky lives in Topeka, Kansas and works as a freight conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. He has four collections of poetry, voyeur poems, Fire Mobile (The Pregnancy Sonnets,), Ruled by Pluto, and John. His poetry has been featured in RHINO, Quiditty, The Journal (UK,) (HOOT,} elimae and several other journals local and international. Visit mppoetry.com for more info.
A play by Lawrence playwright, Lisa Greenwood, will also be featured.