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The MoE Green Poetry Dissicusion with Rafael F.J Alvarado

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Join Rafael as he talks to Suzi Kaplan Olmsted and Jonathan Penton In 1998 Jonathan Penton founded Unlikely Stories, the Web’s first monthly publication of neo-pulp and transgressive literature. In 2004, Unlikely Stories was transformed into Unlikely 2.0, an eclectic journal of culture and art, featuring poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, cultural and political essays, reviews, interviews, visual art, music, spoken word, film, chapbooks, and various unclassifiable methods of expression. Unlikely 2.0 hits approximately 22 issues a year, publishing a text-based issue and a multimedia-based issue in most months. Suzi Kaplan Olmsted has appeared in The Sun, Blue Satellite, 51%, F.T.S, Big Scream, poetrysuperhighway.com, M.A.G., Lummox Journal, getunderground.com and Napalm Health Spa. Suzi read on the broadcast of the Annual West Coast Live Poetry Jam, and she is also one of illustrators of The Ellyn Maybe Coloring Book edited by Exxene Cervenka (Sacred Beverage Press, 1997). She has been a student of Deena Metzger since 1993. Her book, and now lives in Oakland, California with her husband, poet Marc Olmsted, where they are slaves to the bidding of extraordinary cat Girly-Girl. Of course I will talk about my new book, but if you wish to mention it in the bio, it is called Institutional Wallet, and it is on Virgogrey Press. Jonathan is the manager of Make It New Media, an El Paso-based firm helping small presses with their printing, distribution, fulfillment, and Web presence. Jonathan writes poetry on the topics of not having enough sex and having too much sex. He occasionally writes literary criticism, which often veers into those same themes. His own poetry chapbooks are Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (self-published in one volume, 2006) and Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press, 2008). --