Poetry. "Wouldn't you like to know what happened when Marilyn Monroe made love to Joan Crawford? (Hint: a webbed foot was involved.) Why holy is a secular world? What Barrack Obama's grandmother thought? What the poet said to the truck driver? And why a fourteen-year-old girl would throw her newborn out a window? In Erica's impressive collection we hear a myriad of characters speak—some hilarious, some ironic, some tragic—and we can't help but listen. And learn"—Sharon Mesmer. "These aren't poems. They're ball gowns"—Rachel McKibbens.
http://www.ericafabri.com/http://www.brooklynrail.org/2009/12/books/rapid-transit-dec-09Michael Allen Turner at Barrelhouse
Erica Miriam Fabri is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received her MFA in poetry from The New School. Her first full-length collection of poems, DIALECT OF A SKIRT, was just published by Hanging Loose Press (Fall 2009), and she is the author of the chapbook, High Heel Magazine (winner of the 2006 Belle Letter Press Chapbook Contest on the theme of "WORD AND WOMAN") and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including: Texas Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, HANGING LOOSE MAGAZINE, Good Foot Magazine and Paper Street. Fabri has performed in a wide range of venues and facilitated poetry workshops for a variety of organizations such as The Brooklyn Public Library, Poet's House, Urban Word NYC, The Fortune Society, The Robin Hood Foundation, and the PEN Prison Writing Program. She has lectured and led seminars at Cooper Union School of the Arts, New York University, Columbia University and Penn State University. She currently teaches creative writing at The School of Visual Arts and for the City University of New York (CUNY). Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA