Liam Day was born and raised in Boston. After graduating from college he spent a year playing professional basketball in Northern Ireland. Upon returning to the States, he began teaching and pursuing a Master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English, from which he graduated in 2004. His poems have appeared in New Beginnings and online at Slow Trains and apt. In 2006, he was a finalist in the Black River Chapbook Competition. Liam currently lives in Boston with his wife. He is the Director of the Boston Area Health Education Center.
Liam is the poet for the October 17 reading.
Jesse Farrell is a sculptor, illustrator, and writer living in Newton, MA. He earned a dual degree in sculpture and media & performing arts (with distinction) from MASSart. Jesse teaches continuing education classes at RISD and is a key contributor to the sock puppet rock band, Uncle Monsterface.
Jesse is part of the historical reenactment of the History of the Necktie for the October 17 reading. It’s historical.
Luke Goebel is the co-editor for the New York Tyrant and has had his fiction appear there, as well as in Unsaid 5, Ampersand Review, Pank, Wigleaf, and elsewhere. He teaches as an Instructor at UMass Amherst, and lives between Oregon and the East Coast.
Luke is the fiction writer for the October 17 reading.
Randolph Pfaff is a visual artist, designer, and editor. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College, making him a future Master of Information.
Randolph is part of the historical reenactment of the History of the Necktie for the October 17 reading. It’s historical.
Karyn Polewaczyk is a Jill-of-all-trades who resides in the Boston area. Her work has appeared in a smattering of nooks and crannies, including Elle and More; and, occasionally, appears within relatively anonymous literary journals. Karyn recently competed on stage at Opium‘s Literary Death Match, where she wowed the crowd with tales of a one-night stand gone awry. When she’s not busy convincing people that the Polish subsist on more than just vodka and kielbasa, she enjoys laughing at inappropriate moments, hearty Celtic accents, and the peace that subsides in Cambridge once Harvard shuts down for the summer. Karyn also makes rare contributions to her lackadaisical blog, KarynWithaWhine.com.
Karyn is the confessional writer for the October 17 reading.