Join us for a special launch event for What Books Press' fall publications! Featuring readings by Jan Wesley, Forrest Roth, Ash Good and Henry Elizabeth Christopher.
Only So Much (What Books Press)
Jan Wesley is the author of Living in Freefall, a book of poems, and has two published chapbooks. Only So Much, from What Books, is her second full-length poetry book. Poems have appeared in Askew, Blue Mountain Review, The Iowa Review, Rattle, Spillway, Beyond Words, and anthologies, among others, and she received a Pushcart nomination. She worked in post- production in the film business for many years, and after receiving an MFA at Vermont College
she taught writing at The University of Redlands and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing. Currently, she facilitates writing workshops in Los Angeles.
Skeletal Lights from Afar (What Books Press)
Forrest Roth holds a Creative Writing Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Marshall University in West Virginia. In addition to his forthcoming collection Skeletal Lights from Afar, he is the author of a novel, Gary Oldman Is A Building You Must Walk Through (2017), also from What Books Press. His fiction has appeared in NOON, Denver Quarterly, Juked, Columbia Journal, Trnsfr, and other journals.
us clumsy gods (What Books Press)
Ash Good is a queer/nonbinary poet, designer & activist in Portland, Ore. They are cofounding editor at the 501c3 nonprofit First Matter Press & a reader for Frontier Poetry. Their poetry collections include us clumsy gods (What Books Press, 2022) and These things will never happen quite like that again (LettersAt3AM Press, 2017) in addition to the chapbook we are not ready for what we are (First Matter Press, 2019). Poems appear in Faultline Journal of Arts & Letters, Chautauqua, deLuge Literary & Arts Journal, Bird Coat Quarterly, Gulf Stream Magazine, Voicemail Poems, Willawaw Journal, The Timberline Review, Cathexis Northwest Press & others. www.ashgood.com
No One Dies in Palmyra Ohio (What Books Press)
Henry Elizabeth Christopher is a trans writer from Akron, Ohio. His writing has been published in journals such as The Threepenny Review, Little Patuxent Review, Gordon Square Review, Delay Fiction, HASH, Gigantic Sequins, LandLocked, and Eastern Iowa Review, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. He’s currently working toward his Master of Fine Arts in prose at the University of Washington in Seattle.