Join Poetry Atlanta and Charis Books & More for a special reading from three fabulous poets on May 4, 7:30 p.m. Amanda Auchter is the founding editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of The Wishing Tomb, winner of the 2012 Perugia Press Prize, The Glass Crib, winner of the 2010 Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry, and the chapbook Light Under Skin. She has received awards and honors from Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB Magazine, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and was a 2007 finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches creative writing and literature at Lone Star College. Julie E. Bloemeke is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. An Edmund A. Ramsaur fellow, she studied with James Dickey while completing her masters degree at the University of South Carolina. She is a winner in the 2012 Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry contest for which she read her work as part of the annual September performance in San Francisco. Her poems have most recently appeared in A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine, Qarrtsiluni and in the collaborative chapbook Jasper Reads: Download. In spring, 2012, her series of poetry and photography on abandoned spaces was featured in Deep South Magazine. Her poetry and non-fiction are forthcoming in a number of anthologies including The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume V: Georgia. She recently received a fellowship from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and is working on her second poetry manuscript. Megan Volpert is a poet and critic from Chicago who has settled in Atlanta with her wife, Mindy. Volpert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University and is a high school English teacher. Sonics in Warholia is her fourth book (Little Rock: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011). The other three are The Desense of Nonfense and Face Blindness (Buffalo: BlazeVOX Books, 2009 & 2007), and Domestic Transmission (San Antonio: MetroMania Press, 2007). She is currently editing This assignment is so gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching (Little Rock: Singling Rivalry Press, 2013). This self-proclaimed love child of Joan Jett and Roland Barthes has performed with a wide range of poets, from Christian Bök and Andrei Codrescu to Laura Mullen and Daphne Gottlieb. Volpert has been in competition at the National Poetry Slam, is a board member of Poetry Atlanta and is Co-Director of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event; the suggested donation is $5.