Room 220 Presents: Live Poetry at the Antenna Gallery

Andy Young and Jessica Henricksen celebrate the release of new books along with poet and THERMOS co-editor Andy Stallings!

7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at the Antenna Gallery (3161 Burgundy St.)

Andy Young, author of The People is Singular (Press Street, 2012), will give an intimate presentation of poems to follow-up the multimedia performance extravaganza in January that celebrated the book’s launch. Young is an instructor of poetry at NOCCA and co-editor of the bi-lingual Arabic-English literary journal Meena. Read the Room 220 interview with her here.

Andy Stallings is co-editor of THERMOS magazine and an instructor of poetry and creative writing at Tulane University. He teaches and edits alongside his wife, the poet Melissa Dickey. Stallings has degrees from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and children named Esme and Curran. He publishes most of his poetry online at Ink Node. Read the Room 220 interview with Stallings, conducted by Mug editor Erik Vande Stouwe, here.

Jessica Henricksen’s new chapbook, Past the Breakers (Lost Hill Books, 2012), is her first collection. A lifelong New Orleans resident, she is currently the Director of College Counseling at the Louise S. McGehee School for girls. She received a degree in English from Loyola University and an MFA from Eastern Washington University, where she was the Managing Editor of Willow Springs. She is the recipient of a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.