Biographies for the Glossophonic Showcase on March 25 at Hollow Earth Radio

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Glossophonics: the study or appreciation of all manner of sound-based communication or expression.

*Susan Landers’ latest book, FRANKLINSTEIN, tells the story of one Philadelphia neighborhood wrestling with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and capitalism. She is also the author of 248 MGS., A PANIC PICNIC and COVERS, both published by O Books. Her chapbooks include 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style and What I Was Tweeting While You Were On Facebook. She was the founding editor of the journal Pom2 and has an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in Brooklyn.

*Kreg Hasegawa is the author of the chapbook The New Crustacean (2007). His short stories have been published in Sal Mimeo and The Sienese Shredder, among other very small magazines. He is currently a member of Interrupture, a group of poets who create and perform poetry games. A new chapbook is forthcoming in the fall. He works as a librarian.

*FHTAGN is a series of of musical games played by Blake DeGraw and an ever-rotating lineup of artists willing to participate.

*Lauren Ireland is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and co-curator of Monorail, a reading series. She is the author of two books, The Arrow (Coconut Books) and Dear Lil Wayne (Magic Helicopter Press), and two chapbooks. She lives in Seattle and online at and

*As netcat, Brandon Lucia (drums, Chango, computers), David Balatero (cello, computers), and Andrew Olmstead (synthesizer, computers) explore the intersection between technology, complexity, and free improvisation. netcat’s music brings together seasoned performance on conventional instruments –cello, synthesizers, and drums — combining it with computer generated sounds and computer instruments, like the Chango, a novel synthesizer that is played with light. For this piece, they will perform a piece with one member streaming audio cross-country to Hollow Earth for the others to manipulate in real-time.