Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome new Colonists

Portuguese Artists Colony has expanded by two. Soon, we'll be an empire. Please welcome:

Roxane Beth Johnson’s first book of poetry is Jubilee (Anhinga, 2006). Her second book, Black Crow Dress, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, 2007, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from: The Pushcart Prize Anthology Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, Image, CallalooBeloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea and elsewhere.

Peter Orner is the author of three books of fiction, including Esther Stories, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and the recently published novel, Love and Shame and Love, a New York Times Editor's Choice book, just out in paperback. He lives in Bernal Heights and is generally against colonization, except in circumstances such as these.