HIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]N Volume 1, Number 1
Deborah Poe & Laura Moran
LAURA E. J. MORAN performs internationally on the Spoken Word circuit. She was 1992 Jean Garrigue Award recipient and the 1996 Grand Slam Champion in Seattle. She links local poets with national Spoken Word Artists as the curator of the First Fridays: A contemporary Poets Series in Narrowsburg. Her poems are published in Defined Providence, Revival: Spoken Word for Lollapalooza and Children Remember Their Fathers. Her collections Original Skin and Live Bait demonstrate her power on the page and the stage. She is owner and proprietor of Photosynthesis Press, a letter press. Moran received an NYFA grant for Emerging Writers at the Center for Book Arts in New York City.
DEBORAH POE is the author of Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) as well as chapbooks from Furniture_Press and Stockport Flats. She recently won New York State's Thayer Fellowship of the Arts (2008) in creative writing. Deborah's writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Portland Review, Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Drunken Boat, FOURSQUARE Editions, and other journals as well as in the anthologies Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora (Third World Press 2007) and A Sing Economy (Flim Forum 2008). Two of Deborah's poems were nominated for Pushcart Prizes in 2005 and 2006. Deborah teaches at Pace University. Her doctoral degree in English Language and Literature is from Binghamton University, and her Master of Arts is from Western Washington University.