Jordan Stempleman and Mark Nowak

Jordan Stempleman and Mark Nowak, reading at "Whenever We Feel Like It" at the Kelly Writers House, September 20, 2012. Jordan Stempleman's most recent collections of poetry are No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-edits The Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series. Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004) – a New York Times Editor's Choice. He frequently speaks about global working class policies and issues, most recently on Al Jazeera, BBC World News America, BBC Radio 3, and Pacifica Radio's “Against the Grain.” A native of Buffalo, New York, Nowak currently directs the MFA program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. For information on bookings, contact Speak Out Now: The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture. Follow on Twitter: @coalmtn.