Maureen, PF and Gianmarc TAKE IT OFF
Maureen Thorson, Queen of the Spiders, spins her web of poems
until T.S. Eliot (aka Gilda) takes her crown and demands for her to disrobe
The Spider Kingdom levied $35 in auction
PF Potvin wings it
Monday, October 23, 2006
It's HOTober at Burlesque
Maureen Thorson is sometimes a lawyer, often a poet, and currently Queen of the Spiders. She writes about oranges, sailors, meat, and other important topics. She has one chapbook, Novelty Act, that is available through Ugly Duckling Presse and another, Mayport, that is forthcoming from the Poetry Society of America. She also runs Big Game Books, the tiniest press in the world.
PF Potvin is a writer, musician, and ultramarathon runner who heralds from northern Michigan. His first collection, The Attention Lesson, was recently published by No Tell Books. He has taught at a variety of colleges and language schools in the U.S. and Chile. He holds a BA in English from St. John's, an MFA from Bennington College and travels whenever possible to support his writing. His work has appeared in The Boston Review, Sentence, No Tell Motel, Sleeping Fish, Free Verse, MiPOesias and other publications.
Gianmarc Manzione received an MFA in poetry from The New School in May 2004. Currently living in St. Petersburg, Florida, Gianmarc teaches composition at USF and also works as a freelance journalist. His first book of poems, This Brevity, was released in May 2006 by Parsifal Press. His poetry has appeared most recently in The Paris Review, Raritan, The Southern Review and The Modern Review.