Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday, April 13th: An evening with Black Radish Books, feat. Carrie Hunter, Barbara Tomash, Jean Vengua, Mg Roberts, Dana Teen Lomax & James Maughn!

Please join us on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm for a 
special collaboration with Black Radish Books, featuring Carrie Hunter, Barbara Tomash, Jean Vengua, 
Mg Roberts, Dana Teen Lomax and James Maughn! 

Event is FREE.
Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be provided.

365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
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As always, a huge thank you to our sponsors!



author bios follow below.

Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, edits the chapbook press, ypolita press, and is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Her chapbook <series out of sequence> recently came out with above/ground press, her first full-length collection, The Incompossible, was published in 2011 by Black Radish Books, and her second, Orphan Machines, came out in 2015. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.

Barbara Tomash is the author of four books of poetry, PRE- (Black Radish Books 2018), Arboreal (Apogee 2014), Flying in Water, which won the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award, and The Secret of White (Spuyten Duyvil 2009). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Web Conjunctions, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, OmniVerse, Witness, and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

Jean Vengua is a poet and artist, author of Prau (Meritage Press), and a chapbook, The Aching Vicinities (Otoliths Press). Her second poetry collection, Corporeal, will be published by Black Radish Books in summer 2018. With Mark Young, Vengua co-edited the First Hay(na)ku Anthology, and The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II. She edits Local-Nomad.net, an online journal of writing and art. You can view her visual art at https://jeanvengua.wordpress.com.

Mg Roberts is a teacher, poet, and multimedia artist. She is the author of Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish) and not so, sea (Durga Press). Currently she is co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh, an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing for and by writers of color with Ronaldo V. Wilson forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters and geologist husband.

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet, filmmaker, and educator. She is the 2017 recipient of the Tiburon Arts Educator Award and the author of several books including _______ Is Not Goodbye (dusie kollektiv), Disclosure (Black Radish Books), Unpublishable Manuscript #43 (UbuWeb Editions), and Curren¢y (Palm Press); together with Jennifer Firestone, she edited Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia) which Cornel West called a “courageous and visionary book.” Her most recent editorial project, Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children, won the 2014 John Hopkins University Press Prize for Excellence in Northern American Poetry. Her writing has been recognized by the California Arts Council, the San Francisco Foundation, Intersection for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets, among other organizations. She is the former Director of Small Press Traffic in San Francisco and currently teaches writing at San Francisco State University and Del Mar Middle School. Dana lives in San Quentin, California.

James Maughn lives in Santa Cruz, CA, where he coordinates A New Cadence Poetry Series out of the Felix Kulpa Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz.  His most recent collection, These Peripheries was published with Otoliths in 2012; The Arakaki Permutations was published with Black Radish Books in 2011; Kata, was published by BlazeVOX Books in 2008.  Black Radish Books published Maughn’s new collection, Playing the Form, in March 2017.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, March 2nd, featuring Arisa White, Aja Couchois Duncan, Adam Giannelli, and Catherine Theis!

Please join us on Friday, March 2nd for a reading featuring Arisa White, Aja Couchois Duncan, Adam Giannelli & Catherine Theis! 

Event is FREE.
Laguintas beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609
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Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

author bios and photos follow.


Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. Her recent collection You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened was a nominee for the 29th Lambda Literary Award and the chapbook Fishing Walking” and Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won Daniel Handler’s inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. As the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, Arisa curates cultural events and artistic collaborations that center narratives of queer and trans people of color. She serves on the board of directors for Nomadic Press and is a faculty advisor at Goddard College. Arisawhite.com

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area capacity builder and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her debut collection, Restless Continent (Litmus Press) was selected by Entropy Magazine as one of the best poetry collections of 2016 and won the California Book Award in 2017. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human; Great Spirit knew it all along.


Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. He lives in Salt Lake City, where he is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.

Catherine Theis’ latest book, MEDEA (Plays Inverse, 2017) is an adaptation of the Euripides story. Her first book of poems is The Fraud of Good Sleep (Salt Modern Poets, 2011), followed by her chapbook, The June Cuckold, a tragedy in verse (Convulsive, 2012). Theis has received various fellowships and awards, most notably from the Illinois Arts Council and the Del Amo Foundation. She is a Provost's Fellow and PhD Candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where she also translates contemporary Italian poetry into English. Theis’ scholarly interests primarily focus on the intersection between translation, poetics, and performance studies.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, February 2nd, featuring D.A. Powell and Jesse Nathan!

Please join us on Friday, February 2nd @ 7:30 pm 
for a reading featuring D.A. Powell and Jesse Nathan! 

Event is FREE.

Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609
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Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

author bios and photos follow.

Photo credit: Matt Valentine
D. A. Powell's books include Repast (Graywolf, 2014) and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012). He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, Powell teaches full-time at the University of San Francisco.


Jesse Nathan's poems have appeared in jubilat, the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. He's working on a PhD in Poetry & Poetics at Stanford. Nathan grew up in Berkeley, and then in Kansas, and lives now in San Francisco.


 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, feat. Jesse Nathan, Ilya Kaminsky, Alissa Valles, and Dominic Luxford

Please join us on Friday, November 3rd, 
at 7:30 pm for a reading celebrating
In the Shape of a Human Body I am Visiting the Earth,
featuring Jesse Nathan, Ilya Kaminsky, 
Alissa Valles & Dominic Luxford!

Event is FREE.
Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609



Jesse Nathan's poems have appeared in jubilat, the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. He's co-founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series and is nearly finished with a PhD in Poetry & Poetics from Stanford. Nathan lives in San Francisco.






Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press) and Deaf Republic (forthcoming from Graywolf Press), he is also the co-editor of Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). He lives in San Diego.


Alissa Valles is the author of the poetry books Orphan Fire (2008) and Anastylosis (Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014), and the editor and co-translator of Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert's Collected Poems (2007; NY Times Notable Book) and Collected Prose (2010). Our Life Grows: Poems of Ryszard Krynicki, edited and translated by Valles, is forthcoming from NYRB Poets in November 2017. Her writing has recently appeared in Bomb, BRICK, PEN America and elsewhere. She is on the Editorial Board of the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics.

Dominic Luxford’s scholarship, journalism and reviews have appeared in The Emily Dickinson Journal, The Economist, the Believer, and McSweeney’s. Luxford edited The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, is the founding poetry editor of the Believer magazine, and is a co-founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He lives in San Francisco.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, October 6th @ 7:30 pm, featuring Mary Cisper, Jane Lin and Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Please join us on Friday, October 6th @ 7:30 pm, 
for a reading featuring 
Mary Cisper, Jane Lin and Iris Jamahl Dunkle!

*Event is FREE*
Lagunitas beer, wine & snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
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Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

Amid bindweed and migrating hummingbirds, Mary Cisper, poet and sometime visual artist, lives with her husband in northern New Mexico. Her first poetry collection, Dark Tussock Moth, won the 2016 Trio House Award (Trio House Press, 2017).  A former chemist, she was once on intimate terms with ion trap mass spectrometers in search of ultra-low detection limits.  Her poems and reviews have been published in various journals including Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Lana Turner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Terrain, Water-Stone Review, Newfound, FIELD, and Omniverse.  She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California MFA program where she studied with Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder.  Of all the places she’s lived, she misses the Bay Area the most.

Jane Lin is a poet and software engineer for an environmental consulting company in Northern New Mexico. Her debut poetry collection Day of Clean Brightness was published by 3: A Taos Press this year. She received her BA and BS from Stanford University where she studied under Denise Levertov, and her MFA from New York University where she was a New York Times fellow. Her poem “Signs and Portents” was transformed into an art song by Emmy Award winning composer Glen Roven for his composition “The Santa Fe Songs” for soprano and piano and appears on Talise Trevigne's album At the Statue of Venus. Other poems have appeared in Cura, Five Points, jmww, New Madrid, Slant, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Collagist, The Harwood Poetry Anthology, and The Mas Tequila Review. Her honors include a fellowship from Kundiman and scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Taos Summer Writers' Conference. For many years she taught creative writing at UNM-Los Alamos and facilitated the Mesa Public Library Poetry Gathering series.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her second poetry collection, There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air, is about the untold history of Sonoma County, CA, and was published in November 2015 by Word Tech Editions. Her third collection, Interrupted Geographies, will be published by Trio House Press in 2017. Her debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay to win the 2012 Trio Award and was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbooks Inheritance and The Flying Trolley were published by Finishing Line Press in 2010 and 2013. Her poetry, essays and creative non-fiction have been published widely in numerous publications including Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet’s Market 2013, JMWW. and Chicago Quarterly Review. She is currently writing a new biography of Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London. Dunkle teaches writing and literature at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference. She received her B.A. from the George Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University, and her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Friday, September 8th @ 7:30 pm: Paul Ebenkamp, Lara Durback and Angel Dominguez!

Please join us on Friday, September 8th @ 7:30 pm to celebrate the release of Paul Ebenkamp's Parallel Realism
also featuring Lara Durback and Angel Dominguez!

*Event is FREE*
Lagunitas beer, wine & snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
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Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

Paul Ebenkamp is author of Parallel Realism (Despite Editions, 2017) and The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015); is co-editor of Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (with Robert Hass, Counterpoint, 2014) and Richard O. Moore's Particulars of Place: New Poems (with Brenda Hillman and Garrett Caples, Omnidawn, 2015); curates the Woolsey Heights reading series with Andrew Kenower; and with strings and devices makes music as Position.

Lara Durback is a poet who has lived in Oakland, CA for 12 years. She has been tutoring writing in San Quentin and otherwise goes outside a lot and occasionally makes books. Her first book from Publication Studio Oakland is A Lizard, A Smashed Safe, and a Pillow (Encountered on a Walk in Oakland).





Angel Dominguez is a Latinx Los Angeles born writer and performance artist forming Dzonots with notebooks along the California coast.  His work can be found in The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Bombay Gin, and online at Open House Poetry and spiralorb.com, with work forthcoming in FENCE. He was the co-founding editor of Tract/Trace: an investigative journal, and presently curates the ongoing series: Bodies/Pages. Along with Hannah Kezema, he co-founded the performance art collaborative: Dream Tigers. Black Lavender Milk is his first book.