Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 11th is Next!

Join us Friday July 11th for readings by-

Few poets have faced more criticism and controversy so early in their careers than Jack Morgan, who, despite the efforts of frightful enemies, has become one of the bay area's most famous poets, authoring several chapbooks, publishing variously, co-editing Sorry for Snake, a poetic journal. He is an award-winning blogger at "the Trainwreck," where you are invited to watch poetry destroy his life. Jack Morgan has been voted the world's most bad-ass vegan poet; he might still be known as the most hated poet in Berkeley, but he is also a scholar and a gentleman.

Trevor Calvert is a poet living in Oakland, where he sells books and is finishing his Masters of Library and Information Science. He went to school at Mills College, where he focused on poetics and visual culture. His first book, Rarer and More Wonderful (Scrambler Books, 2008) was published in May. His writing has been included in Sand Canyon Review, Xantippe, Sorry 4 Snake, BlazeVox, 580 Split, syllogism as well as in the anthologies Back Room Live, Bay Poetics, and Involuntary Vision.

Barbara Claire Freeman is a literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women's Fiction (University of California Press, 1998, pbk. 2000), among many other works of criticism and theory. Formerly an Associate Professor of English at Harvard, she teaches creative writing for the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California. Berkeley. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, the Modern Review, New American Writing and Parthenon West Review. She is the current recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Award, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize (Sarah Lawrence College, 2007) and a Pushcart Prize nominee.