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The Broad Side Reading Series

The Broad Side
featuring Megan Levad
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00pm

The first event in The Broad Side Reading Series will be Tuesday, April 29, at 7pm at Baskerville. Local poets Elizabeth Gross, Megan McHugh, and Andy Stallings will join visiting poet Megan Levad to read new work on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm.

Levad will be reading poems from “LABOR: Songs for Unmaking a Living,” a collaborative project with New Orleans-based composer Tucker Fuller that will be performed by New Resonance Orchestra on April 30th and May 1st at the Marigny Opera House. More information about those performances at

Hand-printed, autographed broadsides will be available for purchase at the reading (all proceeds support our new reading series!).


About the readers:

Megan Levad’s poems have appeared in AnOther, Granta Online, Mantis, and Tin House, and in the Everyman’s Library anthology Killer Verse, among other publications. She also writes lyrics for composers Tucker Fuller and Kristin Kuster. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Andy Stallings is the author of one book of poems, To the Heart of the World, due out from Rescue Press in the fall. He co-edits THERMOS, a journal of new poetry. He is originally from Seattle.

Megan Mchugh is a garden teacher with the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. She also grows/designs flowers at the flower farm and design studio, Pistil and Stamen. By Mother’s Day she’ll have an MFA from University of New Orleans.

Elizabeth Gross’s poems have recently appeared in Tuba, LEVELER, Painted Bride Quarterly, B O D Y, and elsewhere. She is currently working on irresponsible translations for a collaboration with composer Tucker Fuller. She’s excited about starting this new reading and broadside series in her hometown, in collaboration with Baskerville artist Amelia Bird.