Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montreal-based writer and visual artist Yedda Morrison joins us to celebrate the publication of Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Press, 2008). Her other books include; My Pocket Park (Dusie Press, 2007), and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). Morrison has exhibited her visual work in the United States and Canada, and is represented by Republic Gallery in Vancouver, BC. She is currently working on a mixed-media project entitled How Flora Became an Ornament.
Richard Owens: Born Perth Amboy General Hospital, New Jersey in 1973. Dislocated at Sussex County Vocational Technical School and William Paterson College. US Army 1997 – 2001 (medic). Assigned three and a half years to post in Waegwan, south Korea, with intervening trips to Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and brief jump to visit Cid Corman in Kyoto. Unemployment and odd industrial jobs. Further dislocated at Carmela Soprano’s alma mater Montclair State University. Farmworker advocate in black dirt region of Orange County, New York. Presently relocating through the University at Buffalo. Poetry, essays and reviews variously published online and in little magazines. Editor: Punch Press and Damn the Caesars.