DREAM TIME: Artist/Curator Anne Austin Pearce
What does the dream world have to do with the art world? BLEED host, Debra Di Blasi, talks with visual artist,
Anne Austin Pearce, who is also director of Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in the new art center of
the US, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Reptile Dreams
Part 2:
Directing Dreams

Part 3:
Animal Dreams
Part 4:
Walmart Dreams
Part 5:
Huminal Dreams

Anne Austin Pearce studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Brighton England Polytechnic, and University of Kansas, where she
received a BFA in printmaking. In 1996 she completed her MFA in painting and Drawing at James Madison University. Currently
Anne is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rockhurst Universityi, and director of Greenlease Gallery of Art. Her drawings and paintings
have been exhibited widely in U.S. galleries and abroad, and reside in many private collections.

SMART LIT: Sissy Boyd, Teresa Carmody, Vanessa Place
Who’s writing (and publishing) the future’s literary classics? Actor and playwright Sissy Boyd, Les Figues publisher
and novelist Vanessa Place, and Les Figues editor and novelist Teresa Carmody. Debra Di Blasi meets up with them
outside the Pod Hotel in New York.

Dancing / Words:
Actor-Playwright Sissy Boyd

Sissy Boyd
Sissy Boyd

Sissy Boyd
studied with Martha Graham and has danced with many diverse and avant-garde companies in NYC. She has appeared in the video art of Peter Campus, the films of Mark Rappaport, and several Allison Anders films. She studied poetry with Holly Prado, and playwriting with John Steppling. Several of Boyd’s plays have been produced, including: The Definite Child, directed by Wes Walker and Green Shoes, which she directed (an LA Weekly Pick of the Week). Her play Liddy was the text for Guy Zimmerman’s short film by the same name. Boyd is a former member of Oxblood Theater Company and a current member of the Evidence Room Theatre Company and Ken Roht’s Orphean Circus. In 2005, She was featured in Fearless Women (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). Her book, in the plain turn of the body make a sentence, Two Plays by Sissy Boyd, was published in 2006 by Les Figues Press.


Observer : Observed
Novelist-Editor Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody
Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem, a micro-collection of short stories, which American Book Review calls “a celebratory lament” and poet Carol Muske Dukes calls “a Midwest scriptural mist: frank, fierce and fidgety, and most emphatically her own.” Other work has appeared in PoetsWest, Stolen Purse, Roar: Women’s Studies Journal, For Here or To Go, and 4th Street. She is cofounder and editor of Les Figues Press, publisher of the TrenchArt series of experimental literature, and co-curator (with Stan Apps and Ara Shirinyan) of the Smell Last Sunday Reading series in downtown Los Angeles.

Sense of Place:
Novelist-Publisher Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place
Vanessa Place (PART 1)

Vanessa Place (PART 2)

Vanessa Place is the author of a 50,000-word, one-sentence novel, Dies: A Sentence (2005), and a chapbook, Figure from The Gates of Paradise (Woodland Editions/Five Fingers Review); her nonfiction book, The Guilt Project: Rape and Morality, will be published by Other Press, and her novel, La Medusa, is forthcoming from FC2/University of Alabama Press. Place is a co-founder of Les Figues Press, publisher of the TrenchArt series of experiments in literature, and works as a criminal appellate defense attorney. She lives in Los Angeles.

An interview with editor, Nava Renek, and seven writers included in the anthology, Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental
Women Writers of the 21st Century
. In April 2008Debra Di Blasi sits them down at the fabulous &NOW Festival of Innovative Literature
and Art, in Orange, California.
Made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Metropolitan Kansas City.

BLEED host Debra Di Blasi


Editor Nava Renek

Nava Renek has traveled extensively in Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico and the United States, and lived in various parts of the world including Singapore, London, and San Francisco. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College where she works as a program developer and grant writer.

Danielle Alexander

Danielle Alexander holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. She teaches creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literature at Belmont, and her scholarly interests include the relationship between cultural memory and history, narrative theory and narratology, translation, and genre studies. She writes fiction and poetry and is currently working on a novel set in fifteenth-century Spain and England.

Amina Cain


Amina Memory Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow, a collection of stories that will be published by Les Figues Press in January of 2009. Her work has appeared in journals such as 3rd bed, Denver Quarterly, Sidebrow, and La Petite Zine, and is forthcoming in The Encyclopedia Project (F-K) and Action, Yes. With Jennifer Karmin, in Chicago, she co-founded the Red Rover reading series three years ago, and next winter the two will present a month long writing and performance festival, When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation)

Alexandra Chasin

Alexandra Chasin’s first book of fiction is Kissed By, published in 2007 by FC2/University of Alabama Press. Other creative work has been published in print in Denver Quarterly, AGNI, Chain, sleepingfish, West Branch, Phoebe, and The Capilano Review, and online in Exquisite Corpse, DIAGRAM, and elimae. Chasin’s fiction is driven by a preoccupation with language, ideas, politics, formal problems, and a desire to engage readers in serious – and playful – interaction with her texts. She received her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University in 1993, and went on to teach literary and cultural studies (with special interests in gender, sex and sexuality, race, and popular culture) at Boston College, Yale University, the University of Geneva, and Columbia University. Chasin’s first book was a work of nonfiction called Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market (St. Martin’s, 2000), which argued that the identification of gays and lesbians as a target market in the 1990s pulled the gay and lesbian social movement away from radical political goals of sexual liberation and subversion of traditional gender roles and toward more centrist goals like open inclusion in the military and access to marriage. Extracts from Selling Out were published in Cultural Critique and in Rethinking Commodification (eds. Ertman & Williams; NYU, 2005). Also in the scholarly vein, her article “Class and its Close Relations: Identity Among Women, Servants, and Machines,” was published in Posthuman Bodies (eds. Livingston & Halberstam; Indiana, 1995). Chasin is Associate Chair of Literary Studies at Lang College, The New School.

Megan Milks

Megan Milks is currently working on a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has had critical work published on, Lost Magazine, Grapevineculture, and Sparknotes. Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Pocket Myths, Forge, and Wreckage of Reason. She publishes a magazine called Mildred Pierce, which more people should know about.

Aimee Parkison

Aimee Parkison, an Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize. Her story collection, Woman with Dark Horses, was published by Starcherone. Parkison’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Literary Review, Feminist Studies, Mississippi Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Santa Monica Review, Other Voices, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, Fugue, Yalobusha Review, Seattle Review, Texas Review, Nimrod, Hayden’s Ferry Review, So to Speak, and Denver Quarterly.

Cynthia Reeves

Cynthia Reeves is a fiction writer and poet. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including Ontario Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Colorado Review. In 2006, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. Badlands, her first book, won Miami University Press’s 2006 Novella Contest and was published in December 2007. The novella was also a semi-finalist in the 2006 Faulkner Writing Competition. Among other awards and recognitions, her first published story, “Dream of His Father’s Farm,” won the Potomac Review’s 2005 Annual Fiction Prize. “The Wedding Dress” was the winner of New Millennium Writings’ 2006 First Short-Short Fiction Prize, and another flash fiction, “Crossing to Minister’s Island,” placed third in Quarter After Eight’s 2006 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize. She was short-listed for the 2007 Fish One-Page Prize, and was a finalist for the 2006 Dana Awards Portfolio Award, the 2006 Hidden River Arts Award, and Glimmer Train’s Fall 2004 Short Story Award for New Writers. Cynthia is currently writing a novel-in-stories set in post-World War I Italy, three of which have been published in Colorado Review, Silk Road, and Words+Images 2007, respectively. A native of the Philadelphia area, she lives with her husband and two children near Valley Forge, PA.

SOWING BOOKS: Writer Davis Schneiderman
How many years does it take to grow a book? Debra Di Blasi meets up with writer, professor and “book farmer” Davis Schneiderman, at Lake Forest College just outside Chicago, Illinois.


SOUTH AFRICAN URBAN: Writer Lauren Beukes and Publisher Michelle Matthews
What are literary women doing on the other side of the globe? With a winter ocean rumbling outside the windows of a
Cape Town flat, Debra Di Blasi talks with two South African women: fiction writer and co-writer/founder of the hit
animation series, URB, Lauren Beukes; and hip, young publisher of Oshun Books, Michelle Matthews.