Maybe That's What Meds Are For
Readings by poet-feminists Vanessa Roveto, Leopoldine Core, and S. Whitney Holmes are featured in the first of the series Paper Cuts, an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing created by Christopher Kardambikis. Each program hosts writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.
Vanessa Roveto is a writer and filmmaker. She recently graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a poetry fellow. Her films have played at Outfest and at the Anthology Film Archives, and her poetry has been featured in Spork and Two Serious Ladies. She is currently reluctantly living in Los Angeles.
Leopoldine Core is the author of the chapbook Young Friend (Perfect Lovers Press). Her poetry collection Veronica Bench will be published in April by Coconut Books. She won a Whiting award this year for her collection of stories, which will be out next year from Penguin. She lives in New York City.
S. Whitney Holmes is the author of Room Where I Get What I Want (Black Ocean, 2015) and of the chapbook Method of Loci (dancing girl press, 2013). She acts as executive director for the feminist press Switchback Booksand is also an editor for The Offending Adam. She was born and raised in West Virginia, earned her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Barrelhouse, and others.
The program's theme music is provided by JonBro. The song is titled "Teeth Chunk" and is available on the album Something.
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Hosted by Christopher Kardambikis, each program will feature writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. The series will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.more