Please join us on Friday, October 6th @ 7:30 pm,
for a reading featuring
Mary Cisper, Jane Lin and Iris Jamahl Dunkle!
*Event is FREE*
Lagunitas beer, wine & snacks will be served.
Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
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Special thanks to our generous sponsors!
Amid bindweed and migrating hummingbirds, Mary Cisper, poet and sometime visual artist, lives with her husband in northern New Mexico. Her first poetry collection, Dark Tussock Moth, won the 2016 Trio House Award (Trio House Press, 2017). A former chemist, she was once on intimate terms with ion trap mass spectrometers in search of ultra-low detection limits. Her poems and reviews have been published in various journals including Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Lana Turner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Terrain, Water-Stone Review, Newfound, FIELD, and Omniverse. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California MFA program where she studied with Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder. Of all the places she’s lived, she misses the Bay Area the most.
Jane Lin is a poet and software engineer for an environmental consulting company in Northern New Mexico. Her debut poetry collection Day of Clean Brightness was published by 3: A Taos Press this year. She received her BA and BS from Stanford University where she studied under Denise Levertov, and her MFA from New York University where she was a New York Times fellow. Her poem “Signs and Portents” was transformed into an art song by Emmy Award winning composer Glen Roven for his composition “The Santa Fe Songs” for soprano and piano and appears on Talise Trevigne's album At the Statue of Venus. Other poems have appeared in Cura, Five Points, jmww, New Madrid, Slant, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Collagist, The Harwood Poetry Anthology, and The Mas Tequila Review. Her honors include a fellowship from Kundiman and scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Taos Summer Writers' Conference. For many years she taught creative writing at UNM-Los Alamos and facilitated the Mesa Public Library Poetry Gathering series.
Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her second poetry collection, There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air, is about the untold history of Sonoma County, CA, and was published in November 2015 by Word Tech Editions. Her third collection, Interrupted Geographies, will be published by Trio House Press in 2017. Her debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay to win the 2012 Trio Award and was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbooks Inheritance and The Flying Trolley were published by Finishing Line Press in 2010 and 2013. Her poetry, essays and creative non-fiction have been published widely in numerous publications including Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet’s Market 2013, JMWW. and Chicago Quarterly Review. She is currently writing a new biography of Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London. Dunkle teaches writing and literature at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference. She received her B.A. from the George Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University, and her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.