August 9th, 2017: Beth Marquez & Jeffrey McDaniel

Beth!Beth Marquez

Beth has been reading and writing poetry for over 20 years. She hosted the once infamous Java Gardens poetry reading in Huntington Beach and was published in The Ugly Mug, Valley of the Contemporary Poets, and Moon Tide Press anthologies. More recently, her poems were selected for the Damfino literary journal’s debut issue and the Like A Girl anthology from Lucid Moose Press. The latter included her poem Shedding which was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Jeffrey McDaniel

Jeff McDanielJeffrey McDaniel is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Chapel of Inadvertent Joy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013). Other books include The Endarkenment (Pittsburgh, 2008), The Splinter Factory (Manic D, 2002), The Forgiveness Parade (Manic D Press, 1998), and Alibi School (Manic D, 1995). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry (1994 and 2010). A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, he teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in the Hudson Valley.