MEGAN NEVILLE & JESSICA PIAZZA
Poets Megan Neville & Jessica Piazza wlll be at Mac's on Tuesday, July 9th at 7 p.m.
Megan Neville is a writer and teacher based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in English Journal, Whiskey Island, Belt, Tilde, Barren Magazine, Into the Void and others.
“Megan Neville’s debut collection, Rust Belt Love Song, is more than poetry. It is a reckoning of home, but a home built out of many narratives pushing back against a world that is filled with ecological, emotional, and physical violences. Throughout this resistance, our speaker remains understanding, gentle. Megan Neville is a poet whose voice, whose language, whose tenacity on the page is one that we need in this moment.” —Jason Harris, co-Editor-in-Chief of Barnhouse Journalio. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in English Journal, Whiskey Island, Belt, Tilde, Barren Magazine, Into the Void and others.
Jessica Piazza is the author of three poetry collections: Interrobang, This is not a sky, and Obliterations (with Heather Aimee O'Neill), as well as the children's book Olivia Otter Builds Her Raft. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jessica now lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at the University of Southern California. She co-founded Bat City Review (Austin, TX) and Gold Line Press (Los Angeles, CA), and curates Poetry Has Value, which focuses on the intersections of poetry, money and worth. She is the recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, and is working on a new poetry collection and a novel. Her poems have most recently appeared in Best American Poetry 2018, Smartish Pace and 32 Poems. When she's not writing or teaching, Jessica works with Literary Affairs, facilitating book clubs for avid readers all around Los Angeles.