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FEATURED POET IN CROOKED TEETH'S SECOND ISSUE, WINTER IN THE CITY
Trish Hopkinson has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. She has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Tinderbox, Pretty Owl Poetry, and The Penn Review; and her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017. Hopkinson is co-founder of a regional poetry group, Rock Canyon Poets, and Editor-in-Chief of the group’s annual poetry anthology entitled Orogeny. She is a product director by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow Hopkinson on her blog where she shares information on how to write, publish, and participate in the greater poetry community at http://trishhopkinson.com/.
FEATURED POET IN CROOKED TEETH'S FIRST ISSUE, SUMMER IN THE CITY
Clive Matson, who began his writing career among the Beat Generation in New York City in the 1960s, was mentored by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, John Wieners, and Diane Di Prima. Clive received his MFA from Columbia University in 1989, taught by visiting professors Sharon Olds and Robert Hass. Clive has published nine volumes of poetry, countless articles in literary journals and the writing textbook Let the Crazy Child Write! used in writing courses around the world. He presented on the Beats in Paris, France last September at the European Beat Studies Network Conference, including the premier of his newest work, Hello Paradise, Paradise Goodbye. He is the recipient of “The Best Writing Teacher” award by the East Bay Express in 2006 and the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles National Award in 2004. The City of Berkeley awarded Clive a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST IN CROOKED TEETH'S FIRST ISSUE, SUMMER IN THE CITY
Asha Ganpat is a NYC-based artist born in Trinidad and Tobago of the West Indies. Ganpat has shown at institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exit Art, The Noyes Museum, The Queens Museum, The Jersey City Museum and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Her work was cited as one of NYC’s top 10 art installations of 2012 by Complex Magazine. She is an alumnus of Aljira's Emerge, Gaia’s Wonderwomen, the NJBAS, Chashama North, Trinidad's Alice Yard residency, and recently spoke at the Asia Society. Ganpat is a professor of sculpture at Montclair State University, a curator, and co-founded Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ 2005 - 2008.