The following is a recording of a live reading and interview with Dennis Norris II and Robert Balun. Dennis is a graduate of Haverford College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Sarah Lawrence College. His fiction appears in Bound Off: An Online Literary Audio Magazine and Madcap Review. He has won awards and fellowships for his short fiction from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the NYS Summer Writers Institute, VONA, and the Vermont Studio Center, and in 2015 was named a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. He lives in Harlem and is fervently at work on his first novel.
Robert received his MFA from The City College of New York, where he was a recipient of the Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize for Poetry and the Teacher-Writer Award. His chapbook, Self (Ceremony), was recently released by Finishing Line Press. His poems have appeared (or will soon) in Poor Claudia, Apogee, Cosmonauts Avenue, Bodega, Smoking Glue Gun, Heavy Feather Review, and others. He teaches creative writing and composition at The City College of New York.
Sunday, June 26, 2016