Monster House Presents: A reading by Marlin M. Jenkins


235 W Dodds St. #102
Bloomington, IN, 47403

Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and studied poetry in University of Michigan's MFA program. His writings have been given homes by The Collagist, Four Way Review, The Journal, and Bennington Review, among others. An editor for HEArt Online, he is also a dancer. malikah briah is currently based in Muncie, Indiana, studying Creative Writing at Ball State University. Her first chapbook, Lazy Dog Sunday, was printed earlier this year. She has since greatly questioned her use of form, and her ownership of language and is now working on a new collection that has its fingers in every landscape. In her free time enjoys sun bathing and has recently been on a Juan Waters and Nina Simone kick. Bre Robinson is an Indiana native who graduated from IU in 2013. Growing up, Bre spent a lot of their time rap battling the neighborhood boys. Today, they write poems sometimes. They perform sometimes. They believe everything should be done in moderation, except listening to Beyoncé. Dan "Sully" Sullivan is a Chicago native and an MFA Candidate at Indiana University. He is the founder of the Urban Sandbox Open Mic in Chicago, currently in its 14th year. He has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and is a Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award Recipient. His work has recently appeared in Habitat Magazine, South Side Weekly, The View From Here: Stories About Chicago Neighborhoods, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. His first book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM Press. Chelsea Jean, brainchild of Bloomington's melodic rock project "Ladycop", will be playing a solo set of contemplative tunes. Featuring loop work, spacey vox, and pieces to be featured off of her upcoming record, "One True Loss".

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