Join contributors from the new issue of PANK, PANK 3, as they read from work.
PANK comes from the end of the road, the edge of things, a north shore, up country, a place of amalgamation, and unplumbed depths, where things are made and unmade, and unimagined futures are born. PANK is a ghost town around the next bend. It is hidden in caves in the withered hills. It is buried under impassable drifts of snow. An ultima Thule, PANK – no soft pink hands here. It bears old scars, fresh scabs, callous, blood, and dirt. It is serene melancholy, spiritual longing, quirk, and anomaly. PANK inhabits its contradictions.
About The Performers:
Jennifer Pieroni is editor in chief of the literary journal Quick Fiction. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the literary journals Hobart, elimae, Word Riot, Wigleaf, Another Chicago Magazine, bateau, Frigg, and No Colony. An essay of hers will appear in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Rachel Yoder is a student in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Arizona. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Sun Magazine, Cimarron Review and elsewhere.
James Grinwis edits bateau, a new journal and chapbook press. He lives in Florence, MA.
Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Phoebe, Prairie Schooner, Clackamas Literary Review, Southeast Review, Quarterly West, Glamour, Brevity, TYPO, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Literary Mama and elsewhere. Her essay, “Student/Body,” is part of the new collection, Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and the Academy. She is the associate director of the MFA program at Penn State, and a senior lecturer in the English department.
Daniel Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet and editor. His first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004) are both collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third book, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems. His next book, How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press), a collection of humorous nonfiction, will be published in 2009. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.