Please join us on Friday, November 6 @ 7:30 pm
for the release of Minus A Press' Four Poets, featuring
Brenda Hillman, Joshua Marie Wilkinson
and Andrew Zawacki, with emcee Barbara Claire Freeman
Admission is FREE.
Guests will receive a copy of Four Poets.
Beverages and snacks will be served.
Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
Here's a map.
As always, many thanks to our sponsors!
Brenda Hillman has published chapbooks with Penumbra Press, a+bend press, and EmPress; she is the author of nine full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Practical Water (2009) and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013). With Patricia Dienstfrey, she edited The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Wesleyan, 2003). Hillman teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California where she is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry; she is an activist for social and environmental justice and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Videotape (Counterpath), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and elsewhere, and he has published three books in France: Georgia and Carnet Bartleby, both translated by Sika Fakambi, and Par Raison de brisants, translated by Antoine Cazé and a finalist for the Prix Nelly Sachs. Zawacki’s translation of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo (Burning Deck), received a French Voices Grant, while his translation of Smirou’s See About, forthcoming from La Presse, earned an NEA Translation Fellowship and a fellowship from the Centre National du Livre. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, Zawacki edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (Persea). He was recently awarded a poetry fellowship from The Howard Foundation.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of Meadow Slasher (out next year from Black Ocean). He runs a small press called Letter Machine Editions and a poetics journal called The Volta. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Barbara Claire Freeman is a poet, scholar, and the publisher of Minus A Press, an occasional series that publishes limited editions of books that are given away to anyone who wants one for as long as the very small print run lasts. Four Poets is the third book in this series, all of which are designed by Jeff Clark. She teaches creative writing and poetics in the Rhetoric Department at UC Berkeley. Every Day But Tuesday, her second collection of poems, is just out from Omnidawn Press (Fall, 2015). New work is forthcoming in Fence, Lana Turner, the PEN poetry series, and Prelude.