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Three Bisexual Poets
September 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An evening of works by Bi folks….
L.A.-based poet and photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher came out as bisexual at the
age of 17 and has never looked back. She’s authored 4 collections, including Junkie
Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018), Enter Here (KYSOFlash, 2017), and How I Lost My
Virginity to Michael Cohen & other heart stab poems (Sybaritic Press, 2014). Her photos
are published worldwide. Since first submitting her poems to publications in late 2012,
Alexis’s work has appeared in over 200 journals, anthologies, and literary sites,
including Verse Daily, The American Journal of Poetry, Rattle, Plume, Slipstream,
Nashville Review, Cleaver, Hobart, Tinderbox, The MacGuffin, Rust + Moth, and Diode, as
well as the anthology Best American Poetry, 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch. Her poem,
“I Prefer Pussy” was published in the New York Times. A multiple Pushcart and Best of
The Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.
HanaLena Fennel, when asked about herself, says she “was born on a goat farm to a
Jewish hippie; after that, things got weird.” HanaLena believes that life is a verb,
defined by action, and love uncaged is infinite. Most importantly, she is the proven
champion of all things geek. She credits the vibrant Southern California poetry
community with helping her find her voice and always strives to support the voices of
others. She works as an artist, poet, mentor and can be found providing weekly
prompts to an online community through her Patreon page: www.patreon.com
/HanaLenaFennel. HanaLena is ecstatic that Moon Tide Press is willing to take a
chance on her first full length book of poetry, Letters to the Leader Poems written in
response to the 55 Executive Orders from Donald J. Trump’s first year as President of the
United States of America will be coming out in March 2019.
For two decades, Eric Howard worked as a book and magazine editor, which allowed
him to write formal poems consisting entirely of quoted text. The title poem from his
book Taliban Beach Party (Turtle Point Press, 2017) describes an event put on by the
Los Angeles Cacophony Society and addresses 9/11 and its aftermath in the context of
Los Angeles history. He appeared in 5 More Over 50 in Poets and Writers and on
Kchung and Kill Radio. His poems have appeared in Cultural Weekly, Crony, Blinders
Journal, Black Heart Magazine, Mouse Tales, and Levure Littéraire, as well as the
anthologies Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond and Revolutionary Poets
Brigade. His favorite collection of bisexual poems is Shakespeare’s sonnets.