Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017), as well as two chapbooks, Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Recent poems can be found/are forthcoming in Poetry, Harper’s,Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, LitHub, and jubilat. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective, small press, and event series. Skillings received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow in 2017. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Hudson, NY.
If there is such an entity as the New York School, Tony Towle has been involved in it since 1963, when he took poetry workshops at the New School with Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch. Noir Poems 2008-2017 is his 13th book of poems, and will be available at the reading.