Blood Jet Poetry series: Host Night Reading


Join us as the hosts of Blood Jet series prepare to bid adieu to the 6 year series with a first ever all host line up.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

3921 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Megan Burns (Event Director)
Tom Andes (Fiction coordinator)
Todd Cirillo (Open Mic Host)

Followed by the open mic


Tom Andes’ writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2012,Witness, Guernica, Atticus Review, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans, where he works as a freelance editor; teaches for the New Orleans Writers Workshop, which he cofounded; and moonlights as a country singer. His sporadically updated website is

Todd Cirillo is a poet, pirate and the editor and co-founder of Six Ft. Swells Press. His books are collector’s items for people who don’t collect books. He is known for his poetry performances and astounding track record for establishments mysteriously shutting down shortly after his readings. You can find information about him, videos featuring him and his books including Burning the Evidence and Sucker’s Paradise among others at or

Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press ( She is the co-director of the New Orleans Poetry Festival ( and runs The Dragonfly: A Poetry and Performance Healing Space in New Orleans ( She has been hosting the Blood Jet Poetry Reading Series in New Orleans for the last six years. She has been most recently published in Jacket Magazine, Callaloo, New Laurel Review, Dream Pop, and Diagram. Her poetry and prose reviews have been published in Tarpaulin Sky, Gently Read Lit, Big Bridge, and Rain Taxi. She has three books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008), Sound and Basin (2013) and Commitment (2015) published by Lavender Ink. She has four recent chapbooks: Dollbaby (Horseless Press, 2013), i always wanted to start over (Nous-Zot Press, 2014), her Twin Peaks chap, Sleepwalk With Me (Horse Less Press, 2016) and Beneath the Drift (Red Mare, 2019). Her fourth collection, BASIC PROGRAMMING, was published by Lavender Ink in 2018.