December 8, 2013 · 2:00pm

556851_10200862991762136_1021140331_nCentral PA-based literary community The Triangle and Baltimore-based publisher Furniture Press team up to host an OPEN MIC here at Tellus360. Featured readers include: Andrew Sargus Klein (MD), Christophe Casamassima (MD), Jennifer Hill (PA), Daina Savage (PA), and Ryan Eckes (PA)

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andrewAndrew Sargus Klein
Andrew Sargus Klein lives in Baltimore where he writes and improvises with poetry and experiments with lapel flowers. His work has appeared in Harlequin Creature, Artichoke Haircut, Ink Press, and his refrigerator.

chrisChristophe Casamassima
Christophe Casamassima is a founder of Poetry in Community, where he is the Project Manager, and editor of Furniture Press Books. He also teaches in the English and Electronic Media & Film departments at Towson University. He is the author of the Proteus Cycle, which includes The Proteus (Moria Books, 2008), Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (BlazeVOX, 2008), and Ore (twentythreebooks, 2009). Other books include UNTILTED (Moria Books, 2010), and Three Suite (BlazeVOX, 2010). In his spare time he repurposes unwanted books and promotes creative literacy through poetry writing and bookmaking workshops under the guise of RePsychAll. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

ryanRyan Eckes
Ryan Eckes lives in South Philadelphia. He’s the author of Old News (Furniture Press 2011), Valu-Plus (Furniture Press 2014), and other books. Much of his poetry can be read on his blog, Old News. He works as an adjunct professor.

dainaDaina Savage
Lancaster County’s second Poet Laureate Daina Savage works as a freelance journalist for magazines and newspapers in the Mid-Atlantic region, with more than 3,000 published stories. Her first collection of poetry, Traces, was published by I. Giraffe Press in 2013. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Spoken Word Festival in Lancaster, Pa., now in its twelfth season. As the director of the Lancaster Poetry Continuum, she organized numerous poetry reading series in Lancaster museums, bookstores, and coffeeshops. She is the co-founder of the annual Lancaster County Young Writers Workshop. Her poetry has been published in numerous regional journals, and garnered many writing awards. She has been a featured reader in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Lancaster events.

jennyJennifer Hill
Jennifer Hill writes, creates, performs, and believes only boring people get bored. You can find her online at