On Friday May 14th at 7:00 PM EDT the Bureau hosted the Office Hours Spring 2021 (Virtual) Showcase Reading! Curren fellows gave a brief reading in celebration of another strong semester of poetry making, community building, and surviving in difficult creative times.
Carrie Hohmann Campbell is the author of the chapbooks Drawn to Extinction (Finishing Line Press) and incongruent: someday (dancing girl press). She has degrees from Allegheny College and New York University. She and her family live in northwestern Pennsylvania where she precariously balances teaching creative writing at Edinboro University, homesteading, and writing.
Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, which was selected for a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and her poems have appeared in journals including No Tokens, Tinderbox, Breakwater Review, and Bodega. In Fall 2021, she will be a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Linda Harris Dolan is a poet, editor, and educator. As a teaching artist at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, she holds one-on-one writing sessions with pediatric patients. She earned an MFA in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow, and an MA in English & American Literature from NYU. Her work appears in Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Review, Cordella, and Breakwater Review, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
J. Freeborn is a teacher and the anthology books managing editor at The Poetry Society of New York.
Emily Hockaday is the author of four chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, and, along with Jackie Sherbow, she coedited the anthology Terror at the Crossroads. She can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.
Paco Márquez is author of Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press, 2017). His poems can be found in Fence, Apogee, Live Mag! and Huizache. Originally from León, Mexico, Paco has spent most of his life in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more at: pacomarquez.net
Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky, now based in New York. A winner of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers and a Gertrude Claytor Prize from the Academy of American Poets, Holly received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Holly’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Afternoon Visitor, Fence magazine’s digital series Elecment, and No, Dear, among other publications.
James Fujinami Moore‘s debut collection indecent hours is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2022. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street’s 4×2, The Brooklyn Rail, Guesthouse, The Margins, the Pacifica Literary Review, and Prelude. He has received support from Poets House, Bread Loaf, and the Frost Place, and received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016. He lives in Los Angeles, and online at jamesfujinamimoore.com.
Sarah M. Sala is a queer poet of Polish-Lebanese descent. Her debut collection, Devil’s Lake is now out from Tolsun Books. She is the founder of the free poetry workshop, Office Hours, and Co-Poetry Editor at the Bellevue Literary Review. Her work appears in BOMB, the Southampton Review, and the Los Angeles Review. Visit her at sarahsala.com and @sarahmsala.
Noel Sikorski is a Senior Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. Her poems have appeared in American Poets Magazine, Georgetown Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The Bellevue Literary Review.
Avia Tadmor was born in Israel. Her poems appeared in New England Review, the Adroit Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Apogee, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. She received support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Avia holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York.