Please join us for the next Loudest Voice!

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
7-9 pm
The Mountain Bar
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA

Kate Durbin

Welcome to 2010! The Loudest Voice is pleased to invite you on a
fantastic voyage. Join our intergalactic crew on an adventure unlike
any we have taken you on before -- featuring gifted and dangerous
girls, educated young people, brain thieves, and words with minds of
their own.

Featuring their earthly avatars:
Mary Ann David
Colin Dickey
Heather Dundas
Kate Durbin
and Bonnie Nazdam

Mary Ann Davis has taken a six-year hiatus from poetry, recently
returning to it as a means of surviving her dissertation. Before
pursuing a PhD in the dept of English at USC, she received an MFA in
poetry from the University of Michigan. She is the winner of a Hopwood
Award in Poetry (from UM), and the Moses Award (from USC). She doesn't
believe in the divide between the creative and the critical.

Colin Dickey is the author of "Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the
Search for Genius," published in Fall of 2009 by Unbridled Books. He
is also the co-editor of "Failure! Experiments in Social and Aesthetic
Practices," and his work has appeared in Cabinet, TriQuarterly, The
Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. He is currently a contributor to
Lapham's Quarterly's online Roundtable blog.

Heather Dundas is a College Doctoral Fellow in Fiction for the Ph.D.
in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. In earlier incarnations,
she was a playwright, producer, lyricist, teaching artist, writer of
cooking shows, editor of medical textbooks, and was once hired to
write a dramatic version of The Odyssey for fifth graders, but told to
leave out “all sex, violence and pagan worship.” Her plays have been
produced around the country. “Five Things About Basquiat” is part of a
collection of stories set in an art museum.

Kate Durbin's first full-length collection of poetry, The Ravenous
Audience, is available from Black Goat Press/ Akashic Books. Her
chapbook, Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot, is available from
Dancing Girl Press. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in
journals such as Drunken Boat, Action Yes, elimae, and diode. She
lives in Whittier, California. Check out her website at

Bonnie Nadzam is currently the Daehler Fellow in Creative Writing at
The Colorado College. She has fiction published or forthcoming in
Epoch, The Kenyon Review, Storyquarterly, The Alaska Quarterly Review,
and several others. Her short story collection The Devil's Circle was
a finalist for the 2009 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction. She
is a PhD candidate in the University of Southern California's Creative
Writing and Literature program.


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