Mackenzie Cole’s work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Willow Springs, Ghost Town, and the Sonora Review. They were included in the collaborative anthology They Said and you can also find the extended poem "Notes to my Stepfather" in Oxidant | Engine's second box set collection. They live in Missoula, Montana, where they received their MFA from the University of Montana.
Alyssa Kennamer brings a poetic wonder to the art of dancing. A graduate of Knox College, she's performed around the country and done residencies at the Tamarack Foundation and Almanac. She lives in Dixon Montana at the Dixon Mercantile, where she cranks out a mean Sunday Brunch, performs on occasion, and does textile work.
Joel Fulkerson can knock your boots loose with a guitar just by playing some Hank Williams. He's been a staple of the Montana punk scene since before you were putting spikes on a jean jacket. He lives in Billings with his wife Chanda, his progeny Hank, and a few dogs.
Mackenzie will be collaborating with Fulkerson (guitar) and Kennamer (dance) duing the 2019 Dreyfest Poetry Jam.
Who are your (literary/spiritual/personal) influences? Alternatively: Who are your ideal adoptive parents?
Eileen Myles, CD Wright, Joanna Klink, Richard Brautigan
Describe your psychic shielding—what, exactly, keeps you from succumbing to the forces of evil?
Mountains, friends, writing, my horse, dogs, the creatures.
Do you think the world is ending? Why or why not?
It's a long slow apocalypse, but that never ended the world. Here we are at the end of the world, filling out questionaries.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Sunlight and coffee.
Who is your desert island poet? Why?
Joana Klink. We are all on that island already. Her poems have been my rescue for years.
Describe an irrational fear or superstition you just can't shake.
All the dead are judging us.
See Mackenzie perform during Dreyfest Poetry Jam, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.