The fifth installment of TNY Presents revels in the heavyweight talents of CM Burroughs, Jen Michalski, Nikki Allen, and Emily Rodgers.
CM Burroughs: CM Burroughs is a poet based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Runes, Jubilat, PLUCK!, Bat City Review, and Tuesday; An Art Project. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Burroughs is a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and Cave Canem, and a nominee for the recent Pushcart Prize. She received her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches poetry and creative writing.
Jen Michalski: Jen Michalski lives in Baltimore and is the author of the short fiction collection Close Encounters (2007). Her fiction has appeared in more than 35 publications, including McSweeney's, Failbetter, storysouth, Hobart, The Summerset Review, Word Riot, and Thieves Jargon.
Nikki Allen: *Disintegration Loops I. Saucony Jazz. 513 to 412. Cumulus, hemicrania, birds at four a.m, mixed tapes, honeybear holders and handshakes.
*She's nice, she reads.*
A native of northern Indiana, Emily Rodgers began writing music during a move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she now resides. Guided by the songwriting of Gillian Welch and Neil Young and inspired by the instrumentation of various mid-90s grunge rock and shoe-gaze, Emily's songs are literate and poetic, alternating between self-consciousness and abandon.
Emily also fronts a four piece indie-folk outfit that embraces a fuller sound as the band takes its cue from more atmospheric influences. The band's release entitled Emily Rodgers & Her Majesty's Stars was selected as a top CD of 2005 by WYEP-FM, Pittsburgh.
Emily Rodgers has shared the stage with many like-minded artists, including: Magnolia Electric Company, Laura Cantrell, Great Lake Swimmers, Edith Frost, Ike Reilly, Clem Snide, Jolie Holland, and Nina Nastasia.
Join us! Wednesday, August 20th at ModernFormations
Doors at 8pm