On March 11, 2023, Hanging Loose Press, Rigorous: a journal by people of color, and Unlikely Stories came together to throw a literary bash at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar in Seattle, Washington. This video shows Laura Mattingly's set.
Laura Mattingly is a second generation Lithuanian American, and a third generation Irish American, who grew up eating burritos, listening to Mariachi music and Radiohead in southern CA, floated down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans on a homemade raft and now studies mental health counseling at Loyola University (because she's just crazy enough for the job). She studied writing at University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of New Orleans. She has poems in Big Bridge New Orleans, New Laurel Review, and Maple Leaf Rag. Her "Book of Incorporation" was published by Language Foundry in 2012.