Sundress Reading Series presents Andrea England, Minadora Macheret, and Clay Matthews


Join us on February 26 at 2PM at Bar Marley for the February installation of the Sundress Reading Series!

Featured readings will include:

andrea-englandAndrea England is the author of two chapbooks, INVENTORY OF A FIELD (Finishing Line Press) and OTHER GEOGRAPHIES (Creative Justice Press). She has been a finalist for Four Way Books Levis Prize and Intro Prize, and has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and SAFTA. Currently she lives and works between Kalamazoo and Manistee Michigan, where she works as an adjunct and serves as a board member to the non-profit organization, Friends of Poetry. More information about Andrea England and her poetry can be found at


Minadora Macheret is a graduate student at Kansas State University, where she received the Graduate Poetry Award and Seaton Fellowship. Her poems received the Isabel Sparks’ Poetry Prize. Her work is forthcoming from The Deaf Poets Society and has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Rogue Agent, Connotation Press, and others. She lives in Manhattan, KS, with her dog, Aki.

clay-matthewsClay Matthews has published poetry in journals such as The American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. His most recent book, Shore, was recently released from Cooper Dillon Books. His other books are Superfecta (Ghost Road Press), RUNOFF (BlazeVox), and Pretty, Rooster (Cooper Dillon). He teaches at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN, and edits poetry for the Tusculum Review.

SAFTA Presents.. Monsterworks: A Writing Workshop on Revision


Sundress Academy for the Arts is holding a new writing workshop in February for both beginning and advanced writers. Hosted by Sundress Publications authors Sarah Ann Winn and M. Mack, “Monsterworks: Hybrid Genres and Revision” focuses on creatively revising unfinished work and promises to send participants home with more than a few Franken-pieces to be proud of.

The success of this workshop depends on how much “body” you bring to work with and how creative you are with slicing up your work and reinventing it! Besides bringing some writing in need of revision and re-imagining, the only requirements for this workshop is that participants bring a journal, pen, scissors, glue/tape. Creativity is also a plus, but if you lack that or lack pages of your own writing to work with, there will be plenty of spare parts to go around.

Sarah Ann Winn lives in Fairfax Virginia. Her poems have appeared or will appear in Bayou Magazine, [d]ecember, Massachusetts Review, Quarterly West, and RHINO among others. Her chapbook, Portage, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications this winter. Her life as a poet-free-range-librarian-workshop-leader is a hybrid work in progress.

M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Mack is the author of the chapbooks Traveling (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015) and Imaginary Kansas (dancing girl press, 2015). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Gargoyle, Menacing Hedge, Finery, The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), and elsewhere. Mack holds an MFA from George Mason University and is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press, an explicitly inclusive feminist chapbook press. Theater of Parts is hir debut collection and will be released in 2016 from Sundress Publications.

This workshop is for writers of any genre or experience level who want to have fun with words and see their writing in a new light. Monsterworks will cost $25 to attend. Paying early is always recommended to reserve a spot, as they will start to fill up the closer it gets to the event. It will The workshop will be on Saturday, February 7, from 1PM – 4PM at Firefly Farms located at 195 Tobby Hollow Lane, Knoxville TN 37931.

Sign up at the SAFTA website or our online store!

February 2014 Wardrobe Submissions

In the two months of The Wardrobe, we received 100 submissions of books and chapbooks by women writers.  While we will be unable to showcase them all, we continue to feature one new writer every week with different curators each month.

Here is the list of the amazing writers we received work from in February.


Maureen Alsop’s Mantic from Augury Books (2013)

Allie Marini Batts’s You Might Curse Before You Bless from ELJ Publications (April 2013)

Karissa Chen’s OF BIRDS AND LOVERS from Corgi Snorkel Press (2013)

Tasha Cotter’s Some Churches from Gold Wake Press (June 2013)

Kristina Marie Darling’s Music for another life from BlazeVOX Books (November 2013)

Jean Donnelly’s city

Lauren Eggert-Crowe’s The Exhibit from Hyacinth Girl Press (March 2013)

Michelle Bonczek Evory’s Art of the Nipple from Orange Monkey Publishing (October 2013)

Judith Gille’s The View from Casa Chepitos from Davis Bay Press (October 2013)

Lois Marie Harrod’s How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth from Dancing Girl Press (2013)

Kirsten Imani Kasai’s Rhapsody in Snakeskin: Tales of Erotic Horror from E-Book distributed by Amazon (March 2012)

Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s Suicide Notes was self-published (2014)

Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s Last Hula from Rock in the River Lit Series (SRCA)

Sally Rosen Kindred’s Darling Hands, Darling Tongue from Hyacinth Girl Press (2003)

Sally Rosen Kindred’s Book of Asters from Mayapple Press (2014)

Kathleen Kirk’s Interior Sculpture: poems in the voice of Camille Claudel from Dancing Girl Press (2013)

Lindsay Lusby’s Imago from Dancing Girl Press (2014)

M’s To That Mythic Country Called Closure from Concrete Wolf (September 2013)

Shikha Malaviya’s Geography of Tongues from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective (2014)

Sarah Mangold’s The Goddess Can Be Recognized By Her Step from Dusie Kollektiv (February 2014)

Dana Guthrie Martin’s (in the space where i was) from Hyacinth Girl Press (2012)

Jennifer Militello’s Body Thesaurus from Tupelo Press (2013)

Cindy Savett’s Child in the Road from Parlor Press (2007)

Julia Klatt Singer’s A Tangled Path To Heaven from North Star Press (June 2013)

Angela Torres’s Blood Orange from Aquarius Press (September 2013)

Meg Tuite’s Her Skin is a Costume from Red Bird Chapbooks (November 2013)

Unknown Extremadura from Finishing Line Press (May 2013)

Julie Marie Wade’s WHEN I WAS STRAIGHT from A Midsummer Night’s Press (2014)

Amy Watkins’s Milk and Water from Yellow Flag Press (2014)