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Pandora's Box
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box kicks off 2017 with more explosive talent! Jenny Molberg, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, and Caitlin Pryor. Come join us January 7th as Pandora's Box rocks Deep Vellum Books - Come hear these amazing poets! You need this. 

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an award-winning freelance editor, writing coach, and Lecturer of Creative Writing and English at the University of Colorado. He is also Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PoemoftheWeek.org, Founder and Editor of The Floodgate Poetry Series, and editor of two anthologies. His first book of poems, Ghost Gear (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), was a finalist for the Miller Williams Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and an INDIEFAB. His second manuscript, Visiting Hours, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series.

His poems, reviews, interviews, articles, and podcasts have appeared in periodicals such as The Writer's Chronicle, Poets & Writers, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, storySouth, Blackbird,InsideHigherEd.com, and Hayden's Ferry Review among others.

Andrew holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is a contributing-editor for The Southern Indiana Review.


Jenny Molberg's debut collection, Marvels of the Invisible, won the 2014 Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in February 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Poetry International, North American Review, Copper Nickel, The New Guard, The Adroit Journal, Mississippi Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of the 2013 Third Coast poetry prize, was featured in Best New Poets 2014, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

Molberg holds an MFA from American University and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She currently teaches at the University of Central Missouri and is Co-editor of Pleiades. Find her online at jennymolberg.com.



Caitlin Pryor's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Entropy, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, Boxcar Poetry Review, The Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Nominated for the Best New Poets anthology series and a semifinalist for the Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Book Prize, she has won the Mississippi Review Prize, the Ron McFarland Prize for Poetry, an Avery Hopwood Award, and has been a participant at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She holds degrees from The University of Michigan, The New School, and The University of North Texas, where she is currently a lecturer in the Department of English. She writes for the Dallas Observer, American Microreviews and Interview, and other outlets. She lives in Denton, Texas.

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Francine Thirteen + Mattie Michelle
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Francine Thirteen + Mattie Michelle

It's music to our ears: Francine Thirteen is back at Deep Vellum Books for a "collaborative, ceremonial performance focused on themes of mysticism, culture, and femininity."

About Francine Thirteen

From D Magazine: If Francine Thirteen ever decides to start a religion, it would not be entirely surprising. Her music is steeped in the occult, she hails from a line of mystics, and she performs rituals at her shows. She refers to her album as a “sonic book of shadows” – an audio book of spells that she hopes will heal her audiences.

Her music is deep, her voice soulful. Her lyrics are profound, easy to understand, yet layered with meaning – they expose plot and character tension that are reminiscent of the gravitas of a Shakespearean drama. Set to electronic beats, the result is mesmerizing. Music has the power to inspire worship. And Francine’s aesthetic inspires a kind of devotion.

About Mattie Michelle

Predominantly known for her gift of styling, image consulting, and eye for fashion, for some this is a new artist introduction and for others a simple reminder of one of the most unique vocalists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 


Mattie Michelle’s voice combines the artistry of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Janice Joplin, but is not limited to the new sound for her generation which mixes the two together to create “Vintage Pop”. This is a new approach to a familiar sound and Mattie Michelle has it down packed.

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Pandora's Box: A Hard Candy Christmas
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pandora's Box: A Hard Candy Christmas

Christmas with Pandora! Hell yes! Mark this on your calendar folks Pandora's Box will be throwing their yearly holiday bash at our new home Deep Vellum Books on December 9th! Featuring: Darius Ajai Frasure, Gnadia Wolnisty, Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, Logen Cure, Joe Milazzo, MH Clay, Paul Koniecki, Christopher Soden, Gayle Reaves, Mark David Noble, Dan Collins. Help us spread a little poetry and cheer!

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