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Office Hours Spring 2019 Showcase Reading

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Check out sizzling new writing at the Office Hours Spring 2019 Showcase! The workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing, culminating in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase stellar new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.



Laura CrestéLinda Harris Dolan, Emily Hockaday, Francisco Márquez, Paco Márquez, Holly Mitchel, Madeleine Mori, Dacota Pratt-Pariseau, and Noel Sikorski.


Laura Cresté holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the winner of Breakwater Review’s 2016 Peseroff Prize, and her work has appeared in No Tokens Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Powder Keg Magazine, and Bodega Magazine.


Linda Harris Dolan is a poet and editor. She holds an M.A. in English & American Literature from NYU, and an M.F.A in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow. She’s taught writing at The King’s College and NYU. Linda’s work appears in The Grief Diaries, Roanoke Review, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, and she was a 2016 Best of the Net nominee.


Emily Hockaday is a Queens-based poet and editor. Her newest chapbook, Beach Vocabulary, is forthcoming from Red Bird Chaps. She is author of Space on Earth (Grey Book Press), Ophelia: A Botanist’s Guide (Zoo Cake Press), What We Love & Will Not Give Up (Dancing Girl Press), and Starting a Life (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, most recently Newtown Literary, The Maine Review, and Salt Hill. She is Associate Editor of Analog Science Fiction & Fact and Asimov’s Science Fiction, and she can be found on the web at and @E_Hockaday.


Francisco Márquez is a Venezuelan poet with work appearing in The Brooklyn Rail, Bennington Review, and Narrative magazine. He has received honors from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Poetry Project, and Letras Latinas. He lives in Brooklyn.


Paco Márquez is author of the chapbook Portraits in G Minor (Folded Word Press, 2017). His poetry can be found in Apogee, Ostrich Review, Live Mag! and Huizache. As Spanish Editor for William O’Daly, he assisted in translating Pablo Neruda’s initial book, Crepusculario, for the first time into English, Book of Twilight (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). Originally from México and Northern California, Paco lives in Manhattan, where he helps run Office Hours! He lives with his partner of 13 years. More at:


Holly Mitchell is a poet from Kentucky, now based in New York. A winner of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers and a Gertrude Claytor Prize from the Academy of American Poets, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Her poems have appeared in Baltimore Review, Juked, and Narrative, among other journals.


Madeleine Mori is a Japanese-American poet originally from San Francisco. She received a bachelor’s degree in winemaking from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MFA from New York University, where she served as a Poetry Editor of Washington Square Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOAAT, Cosmonauts Avenue, Salt Hill, Sixth Finch, Neck, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. She is the Poetry Editor at Pigeon Pages and lives in Brooklyn.


Dacota Pratt-Pariseau is a Vermont poet. She has an MFA from NYU and has been published in Prelude and Bodega Magazine. She currently lives in Harlem.


Noel Sikorski is a Senior Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. Her poems have appeared in American Poets Magazine, Georgetown Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The Bellevue Literary Review.







May 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM