Come hear poetry! Join us on Friday, October 3 @ 7:30 pm for a reading featuring Cedar Sigo, Lourdes Figueroa,
Hugh Behm-Steinberg and Peter Burghardt
Admission is FREE.
Beverages and snacks will be served.
Studio One Arts Center
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Lourdes Figueroa, was born in Yuba City, California during one of the trips her parents made from Mexico to the USA when they worked in the campo tilling the soil for tomatoes. She grew up in the betweens of everything, not from here and not from over there. She is a native of limbo nation. Lourdes is a proud 2009 and 2011 VONA alum. Some of her work has been published in Poets 11 (2008 & 2010), an Anthology of poems selected by Jack Hirschman, and also in Generations: a journal of ideas and images. She received her MFA in Poetry at the University of San Francisco. Her first chapbook, yolotl, was published by Spooky Actions Books, a publisher of quality chapbooks. She currently works as an interpreter, translator, and advocate. Lourdes believes in your lung, your throat, your tongue.
Peter Burghardt lives in Oakland, where he works as a poetry editor and book designer for Omnidawn Publishing, and co-publishes the letterpress chapbook imprint speCt! books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, and in 2013 founded the Community Poets’ Workshop at University Press Books/Berkeley. He was a 2014 finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and recent work has been published or is forthcoming from such journals as Witness: The Magazine of the Black Mountain Institute, The Laurel Review, Tammy, Issue 4, death hums, and BlazeVox.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press), as well as two Dusie chapbooks, Sorcery and Good Morning! Bird poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from such places as Spork, Fence, South Dakota Review, Denver Quarterly and Ping-Pong. With Matt Davignon he performs experimental improvised vocal music as the band Oa. He teaches writing at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.