NYC Poetry Festival – July 2015

Boundless Tales is being represented by the following writers at the 2015 NYC Poetry Festival:

Amber Atiya
Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Amber Atiya is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Book, 2014). Her work appears in Atlas Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Boston Review, and elsewhere. She is a member of a women’s writing group celebrating 13 years this spring.

Michael T. Young
Michael T. Young’s fourth collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, was published by Poets Wear Prada. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the 2014 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. His other two collections of poetry are Transcriptions of Daylight and Because the Wind Has Questions. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Chaffin Poetry Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including The Louisville Review, Fogged Clarity, Off the Coast, The Potomac Review, andThe Raintown Review. His work is also in the anthologies Phoenix Rising, Chance of a Ghost, In the Black/In the Red and forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. He lives with his wife, children, and cats in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Joan Willette
Joan Willette is a fledgling writer and a passionate lifelong educator, who has lived and taught in the Astoria area for most of her adult life. She graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. degree in Education and a minor in English Literature. She also holds a M.S. degree in Special Education from Queens College. Joan is a member of the SARK Writing Community and Your Year of Miracles learning community. She is currently writing, “The Enchanted Goddess Lifestyle”, as well as a variety of poetry and prose selections.
Joan has read her work as a featured writer Inspired Word, Waltz-Astoria, Boundless Tales, Canvas of Words, Immigration Advancement Matters and Kea’s Spoken Word. Recently, she has collaborated with musicians from Inspired Word and Astoria Stand up, to lend flavor and magic to her featured performances. The Newtown Literary Journal has just published her poem, “Paradise Found in Socrates Park” in their Winter 2014 issue. Also her poem, “The Unfolding” has been published in Siren e-zine, January 2015.

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