Accidental Player is excited to host Jeff Alessandrelli, Warren C. Longmire, Jeff T. Johnson, Christy Davids, and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela on Thursday, July 12 upstairs at Tattooed Mom (530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA). Reading starts at 8pm.
Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the poetry collections THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (2014) and Fur Not Light (2019), both from Burnside Review Press. Just published in the US and UK in March by the UK press Eyewear, Jeff's also the author of the essay collection The Man on High: Essays on Skateboarding, Hip-Hop, Poetry and The Notorious B.I.G. Recent work by him appears in The American Poetry Review, Pleiades and Please Kill Me, among other outlets. Additionally, Jeff runs and directs the vinyl-record only poetry press Fonograf Editions; recent albums have been released by Alice Notley, Harmony Holiday and Rae Armantrout.
Warren C. Longmire is a Philly native, expert level whistler, pushcart nominee, and former poetry editor at Apiary Magazine. He's been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Eleven Eleven and has two chapbooks: Ripped Winters and Do.Until.True. He currently splits his time between web programming, midi drumming, and writing tumblr poems about the limit of 1/x. You can find his writings, essays, videos, and sounds at dountiltrue.tumblr.com and soundcloud.com/wclongmire.
Jeff T. Johnson is the author of Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics (punctum books, 2018). His writing has appeared in Gramma, PEN America, Jacket2, Encyclopedia Vol. 3, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. A chapbook, trunc & frag, is at Our Teeth. He lives in West Philadelphia.
Christy Davids is a poet and teacher. She is an assistant editor at The Conversant, collects recordings at poetry//SOUNDS, and co-curates the Philadelphia-based reading series Charmed Instruments. Some of her work can be found in VOLT, Open House, Bedfellows, Jacket2, and the Poetry Foundation's Harriet among others. Her chapbook "on heat" was selected by the editors in BOAAT Press' 2016 chapbook competition and was published in May 2017.
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is a writer, editor, community college professor and sometimes DJ. Her poetry and prose have been supported by many rad people and projects including: VONA, Lambda Literary, The Leeway Foundation, Hedgebrook, American Poetry Review, The Baffler, Make/shift, As Us Journal, The Rust Belt Rising, APIARY, Aster(ix), Solstice, The Acentos Review, Mad House, HOLD, boneless, skinless, Bedfellows, and Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove 2016).