The third installment of Brew: An Evening of Literary Works was a particularly special night with works spanning the gamut from paranoia, psycho-sexual obsession, outright emotional devastation, and dumb-ass college hockey players. The diverse and uniquely talented lineup included:
Devin earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a co-host of the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in Manhattan. His collaborative chapbook with Melissa Smyth, This Cup of Absence, is forthcoming from Anchor & Plume Press. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Armchair/Shotgun, Post Road, The Millions, Warscapes, and more, and his essay “Love Innings” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He works as a college advisor for high schoolers in Queens, teaches English at Bronx Community College, and lives in Harlem. Visit him at www.devingkelly.wordpress.com.
Monica lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is currently working on a collection of short stories. Prior to receiving an MFA from Columbia University where she was the recipient of the Henfield Prize in fiction writing, she studied in the undergraduate writing program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Both her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The James Franco Review and her poetry in the anthology “TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire” by Fearless Books. This summer she was a VONA/Voices fiction fellow.
Zoe Rana Mungin:
Zoe Rana Mungin was born and raised East New York, part of Brooklyn where white people still won’t wander. She’s a graduate of Wellesley College, and currently writes and teaches in Newark, New Jersey where she attempts to explain the importance of semicolons to future engineers. She watches a lot of hockey. She’s working on a project that explores the intersection of colored girls and Sailor Moon.
Daniel co-runs Inpatient Press, a small publisher of poetry and visual art, out of Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in Really System, Thin Air Magazine, tNY.Press’s theEEEL, Blunderbuss Magazine, Sein und Werden, Compass Rose, The Bellow Literary Journal, and elsewhere.
Darley is based in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn, originally from Los Angeles, California, and works in medical editing for WebMD. The recipient of a 2015 Ocean State Fiction Writing Scholarship, her fiction and critical essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Battersea Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Heavy Feather Review, and The Ocean State Review. At work on her first collection of short stories, Darley Stewart has been mentored in her craft by Christine Schutt, Ralph Lombreglia and The Writers Studio. Most recently her short story, “The Story of Dearborn Russell” has been taught at The University of Rhode Island. She enjoys interviewing other writers at litscene.wordpress.com.