Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Readings on the Roof: Lucian Mattison & Mike Young
@ Meg's Roof

***FYI: there is no smoking allowed on the roof. one must go downstairs to the parking lot to smoke.  BYOB. ***

Lucian Mattison is a poet and translator and author of two books of poetry, Reaper's Milonga (YesYes Books, 2018) and Peregrine Nation (Dynamo Verlag, 2017). His poetry, short fiction, and translations appear in numerous journals including Hayden's Ferry Review, Hobart, Nano Fiction, The Nashville Review, The Offing, Puerto Del Sol, Sixth Finch, Third Coast, and have been featured on He is based out of Washington, DC. Read more at

Mike Young is currently saying & singing &, if i had to guess, being an effusive human all over the US on the blue turn tour. Here's what he has to say for himself:

I’m the author of two poetry collections: 2014’s Sprezzatura (nice nods in VICE, BOMB, Harriet, etc.) and 2010’s We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, which was selected by readers of The Believer as one of the Top 20 Poetry Books of 2010. I also wrote a book of stories, 2010’s Look! Look! Feathers, that Publishers Weekly called “relevant, wise, and immensely enjoyable.”

Since 2007, I’ve run a small press called Magic Helicopter, which puts out chapbooks and full length books and interactive art. MHP stuff has received nice nods from the New York Times, Nylon, The Rumpus, American Book Review, and so on.

When I play music by myself, I sound like a train conductor who wears Christmas lights instead of a jacket even when it's very cold.

Read more about the tour at


BYOB For location details, email megg.ronan [at]