Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, October 2 @ 7:30 pm featuring Gillian Conoley, Brian Teare and Richard Meier

Please join us for our 2015-16 season kick-off reading 
on Friday, October 2 @ 7:30 pm
featuring Gillian Conoley, Brian Teare and Richard Meier!

Admission is FREE.
Wine, Lagunitas beer and snacks will be served. 

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
Here's a map.

+ Many, many thanks to our sponsors! +

Gillian Conoley’s sixth collection, Peace, out this year with Omnidawn, was named one of the Academy of American Poets Standout Books for 2014 and was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Northern California Independent Bookstores Award. Her translations of Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken: Three Books by Henri Michaux with City Lights, was included in Publisher’s Weekly’s top 10 poetry books Fall 2014. Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. She is also the author of The Plot Genie (Omnidawn), Profane Halo (Verse Press), Lovers in the Used World (Carnegie Mellon), and Tall Stranger (Cornell University Press), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Editor and founder of Volt magazine, she is Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University.

A 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books—The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map (New California Poetry), the Lambda Award-winning Pleasure (Ahsahta), and Companion Grasses (Omnidawn), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His fifth book is The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven (Ahsahta, 2015). An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in South Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Richard Meier is the author of three books of poetry, Terrain Vague (Verse Press), Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar (Wave Books) and, most recently, In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary (Omnidawn). He is writer-in-residence at Carthage College and lives in Madison and Chicago.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday, June 5 @ 7:30 p.m., featuring Shane Book and John Shoptaw with a special performance by Cloud Building

Please join us on Friday, June 5 for a reading featuring 
Shane Book and John Shoptaw
plus a special performance by Cloud Building!

Admission is FREE.
Beverages and snacks will be served.

This is our last reading of the '14-'15 season and we're going out with a bang! 
We'll kick off our '15-'16 season in September.

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland, CA 94609
Here's a map.

Shane Book’s first poetry collection, Ceiling of Sticks, was published in 2010 by the University of Nebraska Press, and won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award and was a Poetry Society of America “New Poet” Selection. Excerpts from Ceiling of Sticks received The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize and a National Magazine Award. His second collection, Congotronic, is a 2014 Kuhl House Poets Series Selection, published in the U.S. by the University of Iowa Press and in Canada by House of Anansi Press. Excerpts from Congotronic were selected for inclusion in The Best American Experimental Writing. Congotronic was recently named to the shortlist for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also a filmmaker whose work has been awarded numerous jury prizes and screenwriting awards at film festivals around the world and has played on television on three continents. Book’s other honors include a New York Times Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and fellowships to the Telluride Film Festival and the Flaherty Film Seminar. He was educated at the University of Western Ontario; the University of Victoria; New York University; Temple University; the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow.

John Shoptaw was raised in the drained Mississippi River floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he was baptized in a drainage ditch, picked cotton, and worked in a lumber mill.  He is the author of a book of poems, Times Beach (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015), winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize, poems from which appeared in The New Yorker, Common Knowledge, A Smartish Pace, and elsewhere.  He has also published a critical study, On the outside looking out: John Ashbery’s Poetry (Harvard University Press, 1995); and a libretto on Lincoln’s assassination for an opera by Eric Sawyer, Our American Cousin (BMOP Sound). He teaches poetry in the English Department of the University of California at Berkeley.

Cloud Building features Sheila Bosco, Brian Lucas, and Mark Pino twiddling secret knobs, collaging audio from alien sources, and abyss-foraging for hologrammatic atmospherics. They are based in the East Bay and are also members of groups Cloud Shepherd, Dire Wolves, Thomas Carnacki, and Infinite Plastic Internal.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 p.m., feat. Christopher Sindt, Colby Gillette and Judy Halebsky

Please join us at Studio One on Friday, May 1 
@ 7:30 p.m. for a reading with 
Christopher Sindt, Colby Gillette and Judy Halebsky! 

The event is FREE.
Wine and Lagunitas beer and snacks will be served. (Thank you, Lagunitas!)

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland, CA 94609 |Here's a map

Christopher Sindt is the author of The Bodies, published by Parlor Press’s Free Verse Editions in 2012, and a chapbook of poetry, The Land of Give and Take.  His work has appeared recently in Free Verse, nocturnes, Pool, Swerve, and Xantippe.  He received the James D. Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Mesa Refuge, and the Blue Mountain Center. He teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Colby Gillette is the author of the chapbooks, Without Repair (Called Back Books, 2014) and Red of the Dawnbreakers (speCt! books, 2014). His work has appeared in Octopus, Omniverse, Interim, Inter/rupture, Dusie, Spinning Jenny and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and son in Oakland.

Judy Halebsky is the author of two collections of poetry, Tree Line (New Issues, Poetry & Prose, 2014) and Sky=Empty (New Issues, Poetry & Prose, 2010). Her honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony and the Japanese Ministry of Culture. She came to Oakland from Nova Scotia to study poetry at Mills College. She lives in the Temescal area and chairs the Department of Literature and Language at Dominican University of California.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thursday, April 2 @ 7:30 p.m., feat. Steven Seidenberg, Alli Warren & Susan Gevirtz

Please join us at Studio One on Thursday, April 2
at 7:30 pm for a reading featuring 
Steven Seidenberg, Alli Warren, and Susan Gevirtz!

~ Admission is FREE ~  
Snacks & beverages provided. 

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th St., Oakland CA 94609 

Steven Seidenberg is the author of Itch (RAW ArT Press), Null Set (Spooky Actions Books) and Songs of Surrender (Gummi-Geliebter Verlag). He co-edits the poetry journal pallaksch.pallaksch., and is curator of poetry events and publications at The Lab in San Francisco. 

Alli Warren is the author of Don't Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press, 2014) and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Books, 2013). Her chapbooks include Grindin’ (Lew Gallery, 2011), Acting Out (Editions Louis Wain, 2010), 
and Well-Meaning White Girl (Mitzvah Chaps, 2009). Alli lives in Oakland, where she edits Dreamboat magazine and coedits Hearts Desire Press.

Susan Gevirtz’s books of poetry include AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger (Kelsey Street, 2010)BROADCAST (Trafficker, 2009); Thrall (Post Apollo, 2007); and HourglassTranscripts (Burning Deck, 2001). Her critical books are Narrative’s Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson (Peter Lang, 1996) and Coming Events (Collected Writings) from Nightboat in 2013. Susan teaches at CCA and has co-organized the annual translation and conversation meeting of The Paros Symposium with Greek poet Siarita Kouka, and guest organizers Helen Dimos, Eleni Stecopoulos, and Liana Sakelliou for nine years.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 pm, feat. Laura Mullen, Denise Newman and Dale Going

Please join us at Studio One on Friday, March 6 
at 7:30 pm for a reading featuring 
Laura Mullen, Denise Newman, and Dale Going!

~ Admission is free ~
 Snacks & beverages provided.

Studio One Art Center

Laura Mullen is the author of eight books: Complicated Grief (forthcoming from Solid Objects), Enduring Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides, The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject, Dark Archive, The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors. She has had several MacDowell Fellowships and is a frequent visitor at the Summer Writing Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. Her work has been widely anthologized and recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New American Writing, Fence and Abridged. Mullen is the McElveen Professor in English at LSU and the Director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. Her collaboration with composer Nathan Davis for the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus premiered in November 2014.

Dale Going is a poet-book artist, publishing handmade letterpress chapbooks and broadsides by contemporary women poets under the Em Press imprint. Em Press editions are in private collections, the special collections of university and public libraries, and in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her first full-length collection of poetry, As/Of the Whole, was selected by Brenda Hillman for the San Francisco State University Poetry Chapbook Award; her second, The View They Arrange (Kelsey St. Press) was a finalist for the Poets’ Prize. Chapbooks include Or Less, She Pushes With Her Hands, (Em Press) and Leaves from a Gradual (Potes and Poets Press). She was co-founder of the quarterly ROOMS (1994-2003), an important forum for women writers and artists interested in formal and visual experimentation. She has received grants and awards from the Fund for Poetry, the California Arts Council, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival. Recent poetry appeared in VOLT; the latest Em Press publication is a broadside of a poem by Colleen Lookingbill. 

Two winters ago Dale moved to the Adirondack Park of upstate New York after 35 years in the Bay Area. After the second winter she concluded that there was no reason to be in upstate New York in March, as, despite the calendar, there would never be a spring. She is delighted to be spending this March in the Bay Area, in an exultation of wildflowers and poet friends.

Photo credit: Rachel Walther

Denise Newman is the author of The New Make BelieveWild GoodsHuman Forest, and the forthcoming Future People.  She is also a translator, and last year she received an NEA grant to complete her translation of the short story collection Baboon by the Danish writer, Naja Marie Aidt, published by Two Lines Press. For many years Newman has been collaborating with composers, providing lyrics for numerous choral works, and in May a large-scale performance of “Pandora’s Gift,” a work she’s creating with Mark Winges and director/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, will be performed at Z Space. Also in the works is a multimedia poetry installation at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden that she and Hazel White received a grant from the Creative Work Fund to create, scheduled to open spring 2016.

Friday, January 16, 2015

SATURDAY, February 7 @ 7 pm, featuring Aaron Kunin and Andrew Maxwell

Please join us on Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m. 
for a reading with Aaron Kunin and Andrew Maxwell!

Admission is FREE.
Beverages and snacks will be served.
Thank you to our sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing Company!

356 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Photo credit: Mungo Thomson

Aaron Kunin's new book of poems is Cold Genius (Fence, 2014). He lives in Los Angeles.

Andrew Maxwell's recent collections of aphorism and poetry include Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013) and Candor is the brightest shield (Ugly Duckling, 2014). An artist's book with illustrator Nathan Gelgud, Beggars of Life, is forthcoming this spring. Andrew lives in Los Angeles, where he co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau reading series and DJs a weekly radio show of 'outernational' obscurites, The Dream of Harry Lime.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday, January 10: BENEFIT READING feat. Dora Malech and Murray Silverstein




The Architecture of Poetry with  

Murray Silverstein and Dora Malech

 “Which comes first, the pile of stones or the poem, the building or the song? That’s a wonderful question.” – Murray Silverstein


Many thanks to our sponsor, 

Dora Malech

 5 PM – 7 PM 

Admission is now FREE, w. door donations encouraged | Includes food & drink
STUDIO ONE | 365 45th St | OAKLAND

Murray Silverstein


3 PM – 4 PM 

$100.00 | Includes admission to 
Readings and Reception and food & drink 

 See below for more information.

At play in the fields of architecture and poetry 

Pictured above: An early image of the home designed by Murray 
and where the Tea Talk will be held.
In this active reverie, this wandering among the elements of architecture and poetry, Silverstein will lead his listeners through the two fields, playing with the ways that they are both opposite and alike, and how they therefore shed light on each other.

“As we might say of a beautiful space, it captures light, so we may say of a stanza with the ring of truth, it stops time, captures it, stops it in its tracks.” – Murray Silverstein


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Casey McAlduff | 385 Alcatraz Ave | Oakland, CA 94618

Murray Silverstein is a poet and architect. His new collection of poems, Master of Leaves, has just been released from Sixteen Rivers Press. His poems have appeared in RATTLE, Brooklyn Review, Poetry East, West Marin Review, RUNES, Nimrod, Connecticut Review, Zyzzyva, Fourteen Hills, Pembroke Magazine, Elysian Fields and other journals. His first collectionAny Old Wolf (Sixteen Rivers Press), received the 2007 Independent Publisher medal for poetry. Also for Sixteen Rivers, Silverstein served as executive editor for the anthology, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. His poems have recently appeared in Chapter & Verse, Poems of Jewish Identity (Conflux Press). A practicing architect and co-author of four books about architecture, including A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press), Silverstein lives in Oakland, California. For examples of work from Murray's practice and for information about his firm, please visit
Dora Malech is a poet, professor, and visual artist. She is the author of two collections of poems, Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Poetry London, Lana Turner, American Letters & Commentary, and Tin House, among numerous other publications. She has been the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Writers' Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, and she has served as Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at Saint Mary's College of California. She is a co-founder and former director of the arts outreach organization the Iowa Youth Writing Project. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. She is completing a third collection of poems, As[     ]k, which explores constraint and freedom, permission and transgression.

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