Thirty West Presents: 'Not Great/Thanks for Asking' Release Party

Please join us for a poetry reading presented by


in celebration of the release of CODY ROGGIO's


also ft readings by

About the authors:
Cody Roggio lives somewhat outside of Philadelphia and has been published by Philosophical Idiot, Clash, Heavy Athletics, and in Witchcraft Mag. He’s the editor of Secret Lovers online journal His Instagram is @somethrills. He’s working on an experimental harsh noise project, hit him up if you can scream well. Not Great/Thanks for Asking is his debut chapbook.

Amy Saul-Zerby is a poet & writer based out of Philadelphia. Her first collection, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds, was published by Be About It Press in 2017, and her second collection, Deep Camouflage, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2018. Her writing has been published in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, Maudlin House, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Peach Magazine, and GlitterMOB. She is editor-in-chief of the spoken word-based publication Voicemail Poems, and author of the Notable Philadelphia column at The Rumpus.

Rebecca Kokitus is an emerging poet from the Philadelphia area with published work in various literary journals, both in print and online. She recently graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in English. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, she is the author of three chapbooks: SEASONAL AFFECTED (APEP Publications, February 2019), BLUE BUCOLIC (Thirty West Publishing House, June 2019), and VELVET OFFERING (APEP Publications, October 2019). 

Kaitlyn Buhrman is a writer and artist from the Brandywine River Valley. She studied writing in Savannah, Georgia and currently lives in Philadelphia where she sometimes writes.

About Thirty West Publishing House:

From their website: "Thirty West was founded as a passion project when our editor-in-chief was an undergraduate at Temple University. Since 2015, the hand-made aspect of the chapbook has been paramount, augmenting the reading experience with common and unique materials. Every book project comes with new responsibilities and new expectations; they grow legs of their own and can go anywhere. Our award-winning authors become family from Day One and go on to expand the contemporary literary canon. From the moment you read this, Thirty West is growing alongside you and values the community at large with more than just publishing. Peruse our catalog and past events to see all that we’ve accomplish and all that is to come. We will save a seat for you." 
Event date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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