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Blood Jet Poetry Series

Reservation Dates: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm


Join us at The Dragonfly (3921 St. Claude Ave.) for two visiting poets followed by the open mic.


Doors and Sign Up: 7:30 PM

Reading: 8:00 PM

Open Mic hosted by Todd Cirillo , Limited list so sign up early



Feature Bios:

Over two decades in the making, Brendan Lorber’s first full-length book just came out. It’s called If this is paradise why are we still driving? and is published by the Subpress Collective. He’s also written several chapbooks, most recently Unfixed Elegy and Other Poems (Butterlamb) He’s had work in the American Poetry Review, Fence, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Since 1995 he has published and edited Lungfull! Magazine, an annual anthology of contemporary literature that prints the rough drafts of contributors’ work in addition to the final versions in order to reveal the creative process. He lives atop the tallest hill in Brooklyn, New York, in a little castle across the street from a five-hundred-acre necropolis.



Holly Iglesias’ work includes three collections of poetry— Sleeping Things (Press 53, 2018), Angles of Approach (White Pine Press, 2010) and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World (Kore Press, 2008)—and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press, 2004). In addition, she has translated the work of Cuban poet Caridad Atencio. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Iglesias is a Professor of Practice in the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Miami, with a focus on archival and documentary poetry.


Please join Blood Jet reading series for our fall 2018 Season in our NEW HOME at The Dragonfly (3921 St. Claude Ave.) Please note this venue is BYOB. All ages. Admission is free. 

Featured Reading is followed by a limited open mic set. Sign up at 8. Show at 8:30.

October 3: Brendan Lorber and Holly Iglesias