Monsters of Poetry is a contemporary poetry & fiction reading series in Madison, WI. It is given body at The Project Lodge, 817 E Johnson St, & given blood & brain & loin & heart & spine by its readers & audiences.

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The Curators:

Adam Fell is the author of I AM NOT A PIONEER, published by H_NGM_N Books. His chapbook Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field is available from H_NGM_N Books in a free pdf version here: <>. He is a graduate of UW-Madison & the Iowa Writers’ Workshop & teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

Kevin González holds MFA degrees from UW-Madison & the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  His first book of poems, Cultural Studies, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2009 & was a finalist for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize.  His stories have appeared in Playboy, Virginia Quarterly Review, Narrative Magazine, Best American Nonrequired Reading & Best New American Voices.  He lives & teaches in Madison, WI, & serves as editor of jubilat.

Lauren Shapiro received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She won the 2011 Kathryn A. Morton Prize for her collection Easy Math, forthcoming from Sarabande Books; her chapbook Yo-Yo Logic is forthcoming from New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM. She is an assistant professor at Herzing University in Madison, Wisconsin, and an assistant editor at Rescue Press. 

Thea Brown is from Dutchess County, NY, and studied philosophy at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. She's a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in H_NGM_N, Best New Poets 2011, and Forklift, Ohio. She lives in Iowa City. 

Matthew Guenette is the author of two full-length collections: American Busboy (Editor’s Choice, University of Akron Press, 2011) and Sudden Anthem (Winner, American Poetry Journal Prize, Dream Horse Press, 2008). His poems have been published in a number of national journals and anthologies, including Barn Owl Review, Diagram, Greensboro Review, Forklift: Ohio, Spoon River Poetry Review, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012). He lives, works and loses sleep in Madison, WI.

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