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The Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series is put on by Committee of Vigilance members Michelle Taransky and Emily Pettit. The Committee of Vigilance is a subdivision of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute.
Holly Melgard is the author of the Poems for Baby trilogy (Colors for Baby, Foods for Baby, and Shapes for Baby), The Making of The Americans, Black Friday, Reimbursement, Holly Melgard Reads Holly Melgard (Troll Thread), Cats Can’t Taste Sugar (Gauss PDF), and Catcall (Ugly Duckling Presse, October 2017). Along with Joey Yearous-Algozin, she’s co-authored Liquidation, White Trash (Troll Thread) and Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family (Bon Aire Projects). She is currently writing her PhD dissertation on “Poetics of Ubiquitization: Textual Conditions of/for the Ubiquitous Computing Age” in the Buffalo Poetics Program, designing and co-editing Troll Thread press, teaching writing at CUNY, and living in Brooklyn, NY.
Orchid Tierney is from New Zealand/Aotearoa/Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include Brachiation (Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012) and The World in Small Parts (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and a full length sound translation of the Book of Margery Kempe, Earsay (TrollThread, 2016). Other work, poetry, photography, and reviews have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Empty Mirror, Journal of Modern Literature, among others. She co-edits Supplement, an annual anthology on Philadelphia writing.
Amanda Silberling is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying English and Fine Arts. Her poems and not-poems have appeared in The Rumpus, decomP, Reality Beach, Paper Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and others. Her first film "We're Here, We're Present: Women in Punk" debuted this summer on VICE. She still plays Pokémon Go.