Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rocket to Outer Space and Back on Thrilling The Loudest Voice!

Welcome to 2010! The loudest Voice is pleased to invite you on a fantastic voyage. Join our intergalactic crew on an adventure unlike any we have taken you on before -- featuring gifted and dangerous girls, educated young people, brain thieves, and words with minds of their own.

Featuring their earthly avatars:
Mary Ann David
Colin Dickey
Heather Dundas
Kate Durbin
and Bonnie Nazdam

Mary Ann Davis has taken a six-year hiatus from poetry, recently returning to it as a means of surviving her dissertation. Before pursuing a PhD in the dept of English at USC, she received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan. She is the winner of a Hopwood Award in Poetry (from UM), and the Moses Award (from USC). She doesn't believe in the divide between the creative and the critical.

Colin Dickey is the author of "Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius," published in Fall of 2009 by Unbridled Books. He is also the co-editor of "Failure! Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practices," and his work has appeared in Cabinet, TriQuarterly, The Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. He is currently a contributor to Lapham's Quarterly's online Roundtable blog.

Heather Dundas is a College Doctoral Fellow in Fiction for the Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. In earlier incarnations, she was a playwright, producer, lyricist, teaching artist, writer of cooking shows, editor of medical textbooks, and was once hired to write a dramatic version of The Odyssey for fifth graders, but told to leave out “all sex, violence and pagan worship.” Her plays have been produced around the country. “Five Things About Basquiat” is part of a collection of stories set in an art museum.

Kate Durbin's first full-length collection of poetry, The Ravenous Audience, is available from Black Goat Press/ Akashic Books. Her chapbook, Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot, is available from Dancing Girl Press. She lives in Whittier, California. Check out her website at www.katedurbin.com.

Bonnie Nadzam is currently the Daehler Fellow in Creative Writing at The Colorado College. She has fiction published or forthcoming in Epoch, The Kenyon Review, Storyquarterly, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and several others. Her short story collection The Devil's Circle was a finalist for the 2009 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Southern California's Creative Writing and Literature program.