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Buffalo Rooftop Poets: Day 1

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Irene Sipos is a native Buffalonian who completed her Masters in American Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo under Robert Creeley and Leslie Fielder. She is a full time lecturer in the College Writing Program at Buffalo State College. Irene is one of the original members of Buffalo State’s Rooftop Poetry Club where she has participated in several projects with her classes. Inspired by her interest in cooking, Irene recently offered a Rooftop workshop on food and poetry. Her work has appeared numerous times in local and regional publications and anthologies including the Buffalo News, Artvoice, The Buffalo Book of Poetry and Waging Words for Peace: Buffalo Poets Against the War. Her poem, “Thank You, Mr. Burchfield” is in the Winter/Spring 2009 edition of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Newsletter. Irene’s poetry has appeared nationally in Lilith magazine and as a finalist in the 2004 Awards Issue of The Comstock Review. Dennis Reed is a Web specialist at Buffalo State College's E. H. Butler Library, where he helps run the library's innovative Rooftop Poetry Club. He recently completed his master's degree in English literature. He lives in Buffalo, NY, with an uncertain number of cats. Rachel Johnson has lived in the Buffalo area all her life. Throughout her life, she has traveled to many parts of the U.S., Mexico, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Poland. She just graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.A. in English. If DNA will be published in NOMAD: art+word from the buffalo herd.