Nick Flynn, Devereaux Fortuna, Jonathan Moody & Ryan Paradiso - NECK V2.0

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

NECK is a journal of mostly poetry & photography that comes out every couple years, fully handmade from beginning to end.

NECK publishes emerging alongside established artists & focuses on those making work with a deep heart & true impulse—work that is more from than about.

NECK is a practice of attention & patience & giving to the strange & lovely poetry community, with the intent on providing a physical counterpoint to backlit & easily forgotten mediums.

NECK volume two begins from ideas of haunt, visitation, time as circular, ancestry, histories of the land, trees. It is about 280 pages & was made in an edition of 350 & comes with a cassette tape audiobook.

Nick Flynn, poet and playwright, is also the author of the best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. A member of the creative-writing faculty at the University of Houston, his work has won two PEN prizes, a Guggenheim fellowship, and been a finalist for France’s Prix Femina. I Will Destroy You, his next collection of poems, will be released later this year. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

Ryan Paradiso is a poet from northern California living in west Texas. He runs a press called NECK press & will be an MFA candidate at the Michener Center come autumn.

Devereux Fortuna is a writer and visual artist from Arizona. She received an MFA in Poetry from NYU, and is currently a C. Glenn Cambor Fellow at the University of Houston, pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing. She is Poetry Editor of Gulf Coast magazine, teaches college writing at UH, and leads creative workshops as a resident teacher for Writers in the Schools. Her art and writing have been published by Ahsahta Press, American Chordata, and Waxwing Magazine.

Jonathan Moody is a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in various publications such as African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Borderlands, The Common, and Harvard Review Online. He is the author of The Doomy Poems; his second collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. He teaches American and British Literature at Pearland High School and lives in Fresno, TX, with his wife and three sons (two of which are nine month old fraternal twins).