Community Event

Art by Reed Bills

It is January. Please join Death Rattle Writers Festival & Rediscovered Bookshop in welcoming Milwaukee’s Franklin K R Cline and Freddy La Force of Vegetarian Alcoholic Press to the desolate walk-in freezer that is Boise, Idaho with three fantastical Treasure Valley Poets that you know and love for a FREE & ALL AGES winter poetry reading!

FRANKLIN K.R. CLINE is a PhD Candidate in English–Creative d at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a member of Woodland Pattern Book Center’s Board of Directors, and the book reviews and interviews editor for cream city review. His book, So What, was published by Vegetarian Alcoholic in October.

FREDDY LA FORCE is the founder and editor of Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, which will release its twenty-first book in February. He has put out two books of his own poetry through VAP, Fall Catalogue (2016) and Parallelograms (with Heidi Koos, 2014).

JONATHAN SCHOENFELDER is a poet, singer, and animal cremator living in Nampa, Idaho. He received a Bachelors in English from Boise State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University. His work has appeared in Industrial Lunch and The Ill-Tempered Rubyist. He lives with his wife, two dogs, cat, and several dozen birds.

DIANA FORGIONE is the co-founder, host, and organizer of the Death Rattle Writers Festival, a Christopher Walken lookalike, a freelance writer and poet, and a judge and workshop instructor for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their current interests are hard boiling eggs and deconstructing the psychosphere . They have an MFA in creative writing, are a member of the Writers Guild of America and perform their poetry at literary events across the PNW, including readings at Treefort Music Festival, Ghosts and Projectors, The Cabin literary center and many others. They are currently refining an anthology of poetry for publication.

ALEX J. FOX is a poet who sprouted from the great Northwest, whose hobbies/work cover many facets of art and emotional history, such as winemaking and general riff raff. They write predominately on queer identity, body dysphoria, estrangement, nostalgia, as well as the cycles of abuse and trauma. They have been fortunate enough to feature at events in Utah, such as participating in the Utah Arts Festival, and the coveted Street Poets team for Treefort Music Festival. They are currently an affiliate of Big Tree Arts as well as a former mentor in the Mentor-Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP). When not being That One Nerd Writing Poetry in a Coffee Shop, they can be found snuggling their cats at home while drinking an amazing sour beer or whiskey drink.