Saturday, April 28, 2018

Friday, May 4th @ 7:30 pm, featuring Jason Bayani, Michelle Lin and Tamer Sa'id Mostafa

Please join us on Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm for a 
reading featuring Jason Bayani, Michelle Lin 
and Tamer Sa'id Mostafa

Event is FREE.
Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be provided.

365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
Here's a map.

As always, a huge thank you to our sponsors!

The Clorox Company Foundation 

Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet (2013 Write Bloody Publishing). He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and recently debuted his solo theater show, "Locus of Control" in 2016. His second book, "Locus", is forthcoming from Omnidawn Publishing in 2019.

Michelle Lin is a poet, community arts organizer, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), an examination of sisterhood, trauma, and survival. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program and of the University of California Riverside’s Creative Writing program. She is a Kundiman fellow, and a lead organizer for Kearny Street Workshop’s reading series, KSW Presents. Her most recent work can be found in Underblong, The Margins, and HEArt.

Tamer Sa’id Mostafa is an-always proud Stockton, California native whose work has appeared in over twenty various journals and magazines such as Confrontation, Monday Night Lit, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change among others. As an Arab-American Muslim, he reflects on life through spirituality, an evolving commitment to social justice, and the music of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday, April 13th: An evening with Black Radish Books, feat. Carrie Hunter, Barbara Tomash, Jean Vengua, Mg Roberts, Dana Teen Lomax & James Maughn!

Please join us on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm for a 
special collaboration with Black Radish Books, featuring Carrie Hunter, Barbara Tomash, Jean Vengua, 
Mg Roberts, Dana Teen Lomax and James Maughn! 

Event is FREE.
Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be provided.

365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609
Here's a map.

As always, a huge thank you to our sponsors!

author bios follow below.

Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, edits the chapbook press, ypolita press, and is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Her chapbook <series out of sequence> recently came out with above/ground press, her first full-length collection, The Incompossible, was published in 2011 by Black Radish Books, and her second, Orphan Machines, came out in 2015. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.

Barbara Tomash is the author of four books of poetry, PRE- (Black Radish Books 2018), Arboreal (Apogee 2014), Flying in Water, which won the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award, and The Secret of White (Spuyten Duyvil 2009). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Web Conjunctions, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, OmniVerse, Witness, and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

Jean Vengua is a poet and artist, author of Prau (Meritage Press), and a chapbook, The Aching Vicinities (Otoliths Press). Her second poetry collection, Corporeal, will be published by Black Radish Books in summer 2018. With Mark Young, Vengua co-edited the First Hay(na)ku Anthology, and The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II. She edits, an online journal of writing and art. You can view her visual art at

Mg Roberts is a teacher, poet, and multimedia artist. She is the author of Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish) and not so, sea (Durga Press). Currently she is co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh, an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing for and by writers of color with Ronaldo V. Wilson forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters and geologist husband.

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet, filmmaker, and educator. She is the 2017 recipient of the Tiburon Arts Educator Award and the author of several books including _______ Is Not Goodbye (dusie kollektiv), Disclosure (Black Radish Books), Unpublishable Manuscript #43 (UbuWeb Editions), and Curren¢y (Palm Press); together with Jennifer Firestone, she edited Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia) which Cornel West called a “courageous and visionary book.” Her most recent editorial project, Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children, won the 2014 John Hopkins University Press Prize for Excellence in Northern American Poetry. Her writing has been recognized by the California Arts Council, the San Francisco Foundation, Intersection for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets, among other organizations. She is the former Director of Small Press Traffic in San Francisco and currently teaches writing at San Francisco State University and Del Mar Middle School. Dana lives in San Quentin, California.

James Maughn lives in Santa Cruz, CA, where he coordinates A New Cadence Poetry Series out of the Felix Kulpa Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz.  His most recent collection, These Peripheries was published with Otoliths in 2012; The Arakaki Permutations was published with Black Radish Books in 2011; Kata, was published by BlazeVOX Books in 2008.  Black Radish Books published Maughn’s new collection, Playing the Form, in March 2017.