join harlequin creature as it returns to its favorite used book store in the sun stroked city. meghan forbes & issue 5 contributor ruth á sacre will read along with ginger buswell and moneta goldsmith. featured artist brittany atkinson will speak about her work. tunes thrown in for good measure.
harlequin creature is a not-for-profit arts & literary journal, founded in 2011. each copy of every issue is typed on an old typewriter, covers are letter-pressed and screen printed, and then hand bound. contents of issue 5 include experimental poetry and prose, music, and photography. more about what we do at www.harlequincreature.org.
meghan has been writing all her live long days and wrote herself right into grad school. she is a karel teige enthusiast, and it is his work in photomontage, typography, and book art that has inspired the unique aesthetic of this project. she grew up in los angeles, likes to think she’s a new yorker, lives in ann arbor, and is a prague native.
ruth received her mfa at the university of life in xanadu, missouri. her focus of study was on gallows humor during the 19th century, with an emphasison the guillotine. in latin, her name is an anagram for the phrase “sanctify the pain.” (her parents evidently do not share her sense of humor.)
ginger is co-editor of "when in drought," and assistant managing editor of the los angeles review of books print magazine. her writing has appeared infrequently in sparkle & blink, on living room walls, and in unsuspecting mailboxes.
moneta was the 2013 grand prize winner of spark anthology's annual poetry contest. she is the co-founder of the litmag/reading series "when in drought" & her own heteronymous works have appeared in sparkle & blink, dum dum zine, best new writing 2014, among others.
brittany is an artist based in san francisco, born in raised in the suburbs of detroit. she is currently attending california college of the arts to get her mfa in fine arts. she is interested in pushing the medium of photography into new forms of perception, and using various materials. she’s almost always in her studio thinking, reading and creating experiments with a vanilla tea in hand. When she sets some time aside for herself, she enjoys walking aimlessly through san francisco and having impromptu picnics.