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September 09, 2017
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About the Author
Patrick Roche is an award-winning poet, mental health advocate, and Carly Rae Jepsen enthusiast from New Jersey. Videos of Patrick's work have amassed 9 million views on YouTube. Patrick has competed or been featured at multiple national and international competitions and festivals. He has shared stages with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of RUN DMC, Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow, and many more. Patrick's work has appeared in or been published by Button Poetry, UpWorthy, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, MSN, Beech Street Review, Gal Pals Present, Freezeray Press, Voicemail Poems, and his mom's fridge. He is based out of Nutley, NJ.
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is an interdisciplinary creator currently serving as the Creative Director and Managing Editor of THE OPERATING SYSTEM, as well as Libraries Editor for Boog City. A frequent collaborator across a wide range of disciplines, and a regular curator of events across the boroughs of NYC and beyond, Lynne is a frequent freelance consultant for theatrical and musical performance, visual exhibition, and publication, and in particular on projects integrating digital media. A dedicated educator, she has been an Adjunct Lecturer in English, Architecture, and Anthropology in the CUNY system for a decade, a facilitator for the Salvadori Institute, a Poetry Outreach instructor at The Lorraine Hansberry Academy in the Bronx, and a teaching artist for over a decade. Lynne is the author of GROUND, blood atlas, and Overview Effect, co-author of A GUN SHOW with Adam Sliwinski/Sō Percussion, and co-editor of the anthologies RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE: Poems for the Resistance, and In Corpore Sano: Creative Practice and the Challenged Body, both forthcoming in 2017. She has been published in Wave Composition, The Conversant, Gorgon Poetics, POSTblank, Vintage Magazine, Promethean, The Mom Egg, Coldfront, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, and The Occupy Poetry Anthology, among others. Also a social practice artist and poet, she has performed/been shown at The Dumbo Arts Festival, Naropa University, Bowery Arts and Science, The NYC Poetry Festival, Eyebeam, LaMaMa, Undercurrent Projects, Mellow Pages, The New York Public Library, Launchpad BK, The Poetry Project, Industry City Distillery, Independent Curators International, Happy Lucky No. 1, and the Cooper Union. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where her family has lived for 4 generations.