Wednesday, March 15, 2006

9/19: Shanna Compton, Jennifer L. Knox, and Ada Limón

Shanna Compton is not quite as tall as Jennifer L. Knox but she is the author of Down Spooky and the editor of GAMERS: Writers, Artists, and Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels. Her poems have recently appeared in Spork, The Tiny, Court Green, and the anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Digerati, and The Best American Poetry 2005. Originally from Texas, she has lived in Brooklyn, NY, since 1995. Please visit her online at

Jennifer L. Knox is a three-time contributor to The Best American Poetry series, as well as the anthology Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present. Her first book of poems, A Gringo Like Me, is available from Soft Skull Press.

Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Iowa Review, Slate, Watchword, Poetry Daily, Tarpaulin Sky, LIT, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. Her first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second book This Big Fake World was the winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize and is due out in the fall. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her new bike and doesn’t have any tattoos.