Franz Wright’s most recent works include God’s Silence, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard (which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry), The Beforelife (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems. He has also translated poems by René Char, Erica Pedretti, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Wright has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honors. He currently lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, the translator and writer Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.
Daniel Ahearn is a producer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree a in poetry and philosophy. Daniel was the central songwriter/singer of the seminal folktronica band Ill Lit. He has composed music for TV and Film (Mercy, Men in Trees, Army Wives). Presently he releases music through his own label, Riparian Records, and is producing children’s programming.
Michael Rozon is a producer/composer living in Los Angeles. He has worked with The Melvins, Brazzaville, David Yow (Jesus Lizard). He is also an accomplished Pedal Steel player, drummer and piano player.
from Readings from the Wheeling Motel
- “Another Working Dawn”
- “No Answer No Why”
- “Wheeling Motel”