Our next Crossover Episode is a collaboration with our friends at Metatron Press, the Montréal-based small publisher that specializes in weird, beautiful, and experimental books of poetry, fiction, and hybrid texts by debut authors. Join us online on Thursday, May 25 for an evening of readings and performances by Alex Manley, Casey Bell, Jayson Keery, Liz Bowen, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Sennah Yee. We'll also be teaming up on a writing activity for guests, and who knows what else... maybe some giveaways?? Register to find out~
Crossover Episode 4 (xe04): Peach Mag x Metatron Press
Thursday, May 25, 2023; 8:00pm ET
Readings by Alex Manley, Casey Bell, Jayson Keery, Liz Bowen, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Sennah Yee
Intermission writing activity
Online via Zoom
Closed captioning provided
Free and open to the public
Crossover Episodes is the official virtual spinoff of our longstanding Episodes Reading Series in which we invite a second journal, press, or literary collective to team up with us on a mashup-style evening of readings, games, and other performances. We launched the series earlier this year to keep some of our events virtual now that others are transitioning back to IRL.
About Metatron Press
Metatron Press is an award-winning literary publisher based in Montréal, Quebec that specializes in publishing weird, beautiful, and experimental books of poetry, fiction, and hybrid texts by debut authors.
Since 2014, Metatron has acquired manuscripts, published, and publicized beautifully-designed books from a new generation of writers. The editors publish 3-6 books per year in paperback and e-book formats. The press is primarily known for its innovative and intoxicating books of poetry, but also publish award-winning novellas, hybrid works, short story collections, as well as curate various digital publishing projects and palpable events.
Learn more about Metatron in our interview with founder and managing editor Ashley Obscura, "I Can't Not Do This."
About the readers
Alex Manley is a Montreal writer, editor, and translator. Their latest book, The New Masculinity: A Roadmap for a 21st-Century Definition of Manhood, is available now from ECW Press.
Casey Bell has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her debut short story collection, Little Fury, is out now with Metatron Press. Casey’s fiction appears in Sequestrum, Cream City Review, New South, The Boiler, Reed Magazine, The New Limestone Review, and Timber. She was shortlisted for the Iowa Review Fiction Award and was a finalist for the American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Prize, the University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize, and the Calvino Prize. Casey is the co-director of Girls Rock Reno, a music camp for self-identified girls, trans, and gender-expansive youth. She's also the proud mother of a pug-mix named Maud.
Jayson Keery is based in Western Massachusetts. They are the author of The Choice is Real (Metatron Press, 2023) and the chapbook Astroturf (o•blēk editions, 2022). They have been anthologized in Nocturnal Properties (Mundus Press), We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books), and A Queer Anthology of Rage (Pilot Press London). They received the 2022 Metatron Press Prize for Rising Authors, selected by Fariha Róisín, and the 2021 Daniel and Merrily Glosband MFA Fellowship, selected by Wendy Xu. A complete list of publications, awards, and interviews live online at JaysonKeery.com.
Liz Bowen is the author of the poetry collections Sugarblood (Metatron Press, 2017) and Compassion Fountain (Trembling Pillow Press, 2022). She is an assistant professor of bioethics and humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where she works at the intersections of disability studies, health justice, and bioethics. She is the senior poetry editor at Peach Mag and the disability section editor at Public Books.
Sarah Jean Grimm is the author of Soft Focus (Metatron, 2017) and the chapbook Hog Lagoon (blush, 2023). She was a founding editor of Powder Keg Magazine (2014-2019) and currently edits the small poetry press After Hours Editions. She lives in upstate New York and works as a book publicist.
Sennah Yee is from Toronto, where she writes poetry, prose, and film criticism. She is the author of the poetry collection How Do I Look? (Metatron Press), and the children’s book My Day With Gong Gong (Annick Press). She is the co-creator and managing editor of the pop culture journal In The Mood Magazine.