December 5, 2009

Day 5: Nicole Mauro

Nicole Mauro is the author of one book, The Contortions (Dusie, 2009), and four chapbooks. Her second book, Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet, Featuring Sarah Palin as Poet, is due out from Black Radish Books late 2010. She teaches rhetoric and writing at the University of San Francisco, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Patrick, and daughters Nina and Faye.

December 3, 2009

Day 4: Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski is the author of the chapbook Across Soft Ruins (Scantily Clad Press, 2009). Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in Coconut, Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, 6x6, Third Coast, and other fine journals. She lives in Lawrence, KS, where she teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas. Previously, Megan has worked in the fields of fashion, finance, and yoga. She spent much of her early life in Virginia, and lived in Casablanca, Los Angeles, Paris, and Portland, before moving to Kansas.

Day 3: Dana Guthrie Martin

Dana Guthrie Martin has been described as akin to “watching someone eat their young only probably a lot prettier.” She and her husband share their Seattle-area home with two hermit crabs, their robot, Feldman, and their hand puppets, Princess Baby Toes and Captain Baby Pants. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, and her chapbook The Spare Room is forthcoming from Blood Pudding Press. -- Dana Guthrie Martin, writer formerly known as funny: *

December 2, 2009

Day 2: Deborah Poe

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections Elements (Stockport Flats Press 2010) and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008). Deborah’s writing is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Sidebrow, Ploughshares, Filter Literary Journal, Copper Nickel and Denver Quarterly. “broken sonnet” and “Fire, 3:15AM” were written between Kinderhook and Tsatsawassa creeks at Bernadette Mayer’s writing workshop in August 2009. “Radium (Ra), or Two Reactions” is in conversation with Lori Anderson Moseman’s “Reunion” from Temporary Bunk and Kate Greenstreet’s “new units of distance” from case sensitive. For more information about Deborah, visit

December 1, 2009

Day 1: Marianne Morris

Marianne Morris was born in Toronto in 1981, and raised in London. She studied English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge and was the recipient of the Harper-Wood Studentship for Creative Writing from St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 2008. She is now undertaking research for a PhD at Dartington (University College Falmouth). Together with Jow Lindsay and Jonathan Stevenson she founded Bad Press in 2002. Her published poetry includes: Tutu Muse (Fly By Night Press, 2008); A New Book From Barque Press, Which They Will Probably Not Print (Barque Press, 2006); with Bad Press: Cocteau Turquoise Turning and Fetish Poems (2004); Gathered Tongue (2003); Memento Mori (2003); Poems in Order (2002).

*click on each thumbnail to hear the audio adventskalender, click on the above image (1) to hear ART WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, by Marianne Morris, each subsequent day a new poem will be posted for your audio pleasure...happy holidays!