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Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore
Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore


The editors of Earth's Daughters magazine (Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman) will read from their work on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm in the Fourth Friday Reading Series at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Rd., in South Buffalo. The series is hosted by Fred Whitehead.  Admission is $4. Long time sponsor, Bella Pizza, will provide pizza and beverages will be available.

Earth's Daughters is both name of the magazine, which has been publishing for 44 years, and the name of the collective, comprised of the editors, each of whom is an accomplished poet.  Earth's Daughters magazine is the longest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the US.  

Kastle Brill is a poet, memoirist, fiction writer, artist, and editor, who has two chapbooks: One Night Stands & Other Pieces of Time and The Head. Her poems have appeared in White Pine JournalBlack Mountain II ReviewSerendipityarts, Poetry on the Bus, and Earth's Daughters. She has been anthologized in Celebrating Western New York Poets (White Buffalo Publications, 2014). Kastle has read as a feature with Joanne Kyger, as well as at a NYSCA panel with Allen Ginsberg and Jim Carroll. She has read for Center for Inquiry, Daemen College Readings at the RIC, and has done numerous readings in WNY for Just Buffalo, NYSCA, Artists Gallery, Niagara-Erie Writers, and Ujima Theatre Company. She is also a retired environmental lawyer and an active and passionate tai chi teacher.

Jennifer Campbell is a Professor of English at Erie County Community College/North. In addition to Earth’s Daughters, she co-edits Beyond Bones.  Her first book of poetry, titled Driving Straight Through, was published by FootHills in 2008. In 2013, Saddle Road Press published her collection, Supposed to Love.  Her work appears in Saranac Review, Fugue, The Pedestal, New Millennium Writings, Eclipse, Slipstream, and Slant, Sow’s Ear, and CHEST.  She has been the featured reader at CFI, Empire State College Appletree Series, Screening Room, Burchfield-Penney Sunday Reading Series, and Daemen College Readings at the RIC series, BuffaloEast, and elsewhere. She is the co-curator of the  Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe Series.

Joyce Kessel teaches literature, writing, and interdisciplinary courses at Villa Maria College.  Her chapbook, Describing the Dark, was published in 2013 in the Forty-Three North Chapbook Series from Saddle Road Press. Classroom Quiche (Writer's Den) is due out in 2015.  Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Celebrating Western New York Poets (White Buffalo Publications, 2014), Waging Words for Peace (Niagara River Press, 2004), and three from Kind of a Hurricane Press — A Touch of Saccharine (2014), Point Mass (2013), and Backlit Barbie (2012). Her work has also appeared on WNY Metro buses through Swift Kick, and in Black Mountain II Review, Pure Light, Earth’s Daughters, A Room of Our Own, and elsewhere. She has read at Hilbert College, ECC City Campus, and Empire State College at Appletree, CFI, and other venues.

Janna Willoughby-Lohr was awarded the "Best Spoken Word Artist" title in the Artvoice Best of Buffalo Awards 2010. Since graduating from Warren Wilson College, she has been performing poetry and music. She was a Grand Slam finalist in 2005-2008 for the Nickel City Poetry Slam, and a member of the 2006 Nickel City Slam team at the National Poetry Slam. She performs with her band, The BloodThirsty Vegans, "a lively mix of energetic hip-hop, rock, funk, Ska, and blues, topped off with socially-conscious, positive lyrics." She has read her poetry at Impact Gallery (new/reN.E.W. series), Artpark (Buffalo Society of Artists International Poetry Reading), Wordflight Series, Poetry at the Woodlawn Diner, Infringement Festival,  in the Burchfield-Penney Sunday Reading Series, and other venues, as well as on thinktwiceradio. She currently works as a graphic designer for Bodycandy.com.

ryki zuckerman is a poet, editor, teacher, and artist who is the author of the full-length volume, Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), and also the chapbook, body of the work (Textile Bridge Press). She has a forthcoming volume, The Nothing That Is, from Benevolent Bird Press (2105).

Her poems have appeared in Black Mountain College II ReviewSlipstreamSteel BellowSwift KickLipsEscarpmentsPaunch, The Other Herald, and Pure Light, as well as the Buffalo News and Artvoice, online at poetrysuperhighway and Moondance, and anthologized in A Celebration of Western New York Poets (White Buffalo Publications), in Brigid's Fire, and in the Mo' Joe anthology from Beatlick Press (Albuquerque, New Mexico).  Her poems have appeared as Broadsides for Serendipity Arts and also the Tea Leaves Collection.

She has been a featured reader at Empire State College Appletree Series, Daemen College Readings at the RIC, Center for Inquiry, the Woodlawn Diner Poetry and Dinner Series, Dog Ears Fourth Friday Series, Brighton Library "Art All Over the Place" series, Buffalo State's Rooftop Series, Allen Street Hardware Cafe Spoken Arts Series, Tru-Teas Series, Raiders of Niagara Reading Series, the Screening Room, Talking Leaves Bookstore, BuffaloEast, Artspace Annual Poetry Reading, Buffalo Society of Artists International Poetry Reading at Artpark, and other venues, as well as on spoken arts programs on WNED-TV, WBFO-FM, WHLD-AM (AudibleInk Radio), and thinktwiceradio. In 2009 she was a featured reader for the Poetry Collection of the University of Buffalo at the Butler Mansion. She created, curates, and hosts two series: the Wordflight at Red Doors Series and, for Earth's Daughters, the Gray Hair Series.


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