Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday December 2nd with Jenny Drai, Barbara Claire Freeman, Gillian Hamel, Sara Mumolo, Elizabeth Robinson and Brian Teare

Studio One Reading Series is going on hiatus. Join us for the last reading! 7:30 pm.

A reading for the chapbook anthology phrases/fragments: an anthology with poems from Jenny Drai, Barbara Claire Freeman, Gillian Hamel, Sara Mumolo and Elizabeth Robinson. Introduction by Brian Teare.

Jenny Drai was raised near Chicago and has lived in Wisconsin,
Schleswig-Holstein, Munich, Oakland, the Los Angeles area, and
currently in Vancouver, Washington. Among other things, she has
worked as an Au Pair, a bartender, a bookseller, and as a researcher
for a historical consultancy. She received an MFA in poetry from
Saint Mary's College of California and was a finalist for the 2011
Sawtooth Prize from Ahsahta Press.

Barbara Claire Freeman is literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime
(University of California Press, 1998, pbk. 2000), among other works of criticism.
Formerly an Associate Professor of English at Harvard, she teaches creative writing in
the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Incivilities, her first collection of poems, was published by Counterpath Press in November, 2009; a chapbook, St. Ursula's Silence, was published by Instance Press in 2010. Selections from these collections won the Boston Review/Discovery Prize and the Language Exchange Prize. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, Agriculture Reader, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Forklift, Ohio, Jacket, Seattle Review, and Volt, among others.

Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel lives in Oakland, California, and holds an MFA in Poetry from St. Mary’s College. Her work has appeared in the chapbook series Calaveras and will appear in the forthcoming anthology phrases/fragments. She has worked on various small print and online publications around the Bay Area, including Mary, A Journal of New Writing, and is a poetry editor and senior blog editor for Omnidawn Publishing.

Sara Mumolo is a poetry editor at Omnidawn and works for the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the Center for Environmental Literacy at Saint Mary’s College of California. She has curated the Studio One Reading Series since 2008 and, with Alisa Heinzman, she publishes the series CALAVERAS. Her chapbook March was published by Cannibal Books in 2011. Poems have also appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Typo, Eleven Eleven, Shampoo, Lana Turner and West Wind Review, among others.

Elizabeth Robinson's most recent poetry collection is Three Novels, from Omnidawn. Other recent books are The Orphan & its Relations (Fence) and Also Known As (Apogee). Robinson will teach at the University of Montanain the spring of 2012. Otherwise, she lives reluctantly in Boulder, CO. With Colleen Lookingbill, she coedits EtherDome Chapbooks, and with Beth Anderson and Laura Sims she coedits Instance Press.

A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

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