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.