Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, March 2nd, featuring Arisa White, Aja Couchois Duncan, Adam Giannelli, and Catherine Theis!

Please join us on Friday, March 2nd for a reading featuring Arisa White, Aja Couchois Duncan, Adam Giannelli & Catherine Theis! 

Event is FREE.
Laguintas beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609
Here's a map.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

author bios and photos follow.


Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. Her recent collection You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened was a nominee for the 29th Lambda Literary Award and the chapbook Fishing Walking” and Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won Daniel Handler’s inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. As the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, Arisa curates cultural events and artistic collaborations that center narratives of queer and trans people of color. She serves on the board of directors for Nomadic Press and is a faculty advisor at Goddard College. Arisawhite.com

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area capacity builder and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her debut collection, Restless Continent (Litmus Press) was selected by Entropy Magazine as one of the best poetry collections of 2016 and won the California Book Award in 2017. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human; Great Spirit knew it all along.


Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. He lives in Salt Lake City, where he is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.

Catherine Theis’ latest book, MEDEA (Plays Inverse, 2017) is an adaptation of the Euripides story. Her first book of poems is The Fraud of Good Sleep (Salt Modern Poets, 2011), followed by her chapbook, The June Cuckold, a tragedy in verse (Convulsive, 2012). Theis has received various fellowships and awards, most notably from the Illinois Arts Council and the Del Amo Foundation. She is a Provost's Fellow and PhD Candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where she also translates contemporary Italian poetry into English. Theis’ scholarly interests primarily focus on the intersection between translation, poetics, and performance studies.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, February 2nd, featuring D.A. Powell and Jesse Nathan!

Please join us on Friday, February 2nd @ 7:30 pm 
for a reading featuring D.A. Powell and Jesse Nathan! 

Event is FREE.

Lagunitas beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609
Here's a map.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

author bios and photos follow.

Photo credit: Matt Valentine
D. A. Powell's books include Repast (Graywolf, 2014) and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012). He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, Powell teaches full-time at the University of San Francisco.


Jesse Nathan's poems have appeared in jubilat, the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. He's working on a PhD in Poetry & Poetics at Stanford. Nathan grew up in Berkeley, and then in Kansas, and lives now in San Francisco.


 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, feat. Jesse Nathan, Ilya Kaminsky, Alissa Valles, and Dominic Luxford

Please join us on Friday, November 3rd, 
at 7:30 pm for a reading celebrating
In the Shape of a Human Body I am Visiting the Earth,
featuring Jesse Nathan, Ilya Kaminsky, 
Alissa Valles & Dominic Luxford!

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

Studio One Art Center 
365 45th Street | Oakland, CA, 94609



Jesse Nathan's poems have appeared in jubilat, the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, the Nation, and elsewhere. He's co-founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series and is nearly finished with a PhD in Poetry & Poetics from Stanford. Nathan lives in San Francisco.






Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press) and Deaf Republic (forthcoming from Graywolf Press), he is also the co-editor of Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). He lives in San Diego.


Alissa Valles is the author of the poetry books Orphan Fire (2008) and Anastylosis (Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014), and the editor and co-translator of Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert's Collected Poems (2007; NY Times Notable Book) and Collected Prose (2010). Our Life Grows: Poems of Ryszard Krynicki, edited and translated by Valles, is forthcoming from NYRB Poets in November 2017. Her writing has recently appeared in Bomb, BRICK, PEN America and elsewhere. She is on the Editorial Board of the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics.

Dominic Luxford’s scholarship, journalism and reviews have appeared in The Emily Dickinson Journal, The Economist, the Believer, and McSweeney’s. Luxford edited The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, is the founding poetry editor of the Believer magazine, and is a co-founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He lives in San Francisco.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, October 6th @ 7:30 pm, featuring Mary Cisper, Jane Lin and Iris Jamahl Dunkle

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
here's a map.

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.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Friday, September 8th @ 7:30 pm: Paul Ebenkamp, Lara Durback and Angel Dominguez!

Please join us on Friday, September 8th @ 7:30 pm to celebrate the release of Paul Ebenkamp's Parallel Realism
also featuring Lara Durback and Angel Dominguez!

*Event is FREE*
Lagunitas beer, wine & snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
here's a map.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

Paul Ebenkamp is author of Parallel Realism (Despite Editions, 2017) and The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015); is co-editor of Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (with Robert Hass, Counterpoint, 2014) and Richard O. Moore's Particulars of Place: New Poems (with Brenda Hillman and Garrett Caples, Omnidawn, 2015); curates the Woolsey Heights reading series with Andrew Kenower; and with strings and devices makes music as Position.

Lara Durback is a poet who has lived in Oakland, CA for 12 years. She has been tutoring writing in San Quentin and otherwise goes outside a lot and occasionally makes books. Her first book from Publication Studio Oakland is A Lizard, A Smashed Safe, and a Pillow (Encountered on a Walk in Oakland).





Angel Dominguez is a Latinx Los Angeles born writer and performance artist forming Dzonots with notebooks along the California coast.  His work can be found in The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Bombay Gin, and online at Open House Poetry and spiralorb.com, with work forthcoming in FENCE. He was the co-founding editor of Tract/Trace: an investigative journal, and presently curates the ongoing series: Bodies/Pages. Along with Hannah Kezema, he co-founded the performance art collaborative: Dream Tigers. Black Lavender Milk is his first book.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Join us on Thursday, June 1st for a reading and conversation with Robert Hass and David Koehn to benefit Omnidawn

Please join us on Thursday, June 1st for 
reading and conversation with Robert Hass & David Koehn
to benefit Omnidawn

Thursday, June 1, 2016 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Studio One Arts Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland, CA | 94609

Readings first, followed by a conversation between the poets!

$10 suggested donation & you receive 1 raffle ticket | no one turned away for lack of funds

+ a silent auction, snacks & libations!

Robert Hass presents:  

David Koehn presents:

Robert Hass​'s​ books of poetry include Time and Materials, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and the National Book Award in 2008; Sun Under Wood, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996; Human Wishes; Praise, for which he received the William Carlos Williams Award in 1979; and Field Guide, which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also worked with Czeslaw Milosz to translate a dozen volumes of Milosz's poetry, including the book-length Treatise on Poetry and, most recently, A Second Space. His translations of the Japanese haiku masters have been collected in The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa. His books of essays include Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism in 1984, and Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns, 1997-2000. From 1995 to 1997 he served as poet laureate of the United States. He lives in northern California with his wife, the poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches English at the University of California at Berkeley.

David Koehn's first full length manuscript, Twine, now available from Bauhan Publishing, won the 2013 May Sarton Poetry Prize. David's poetry and translations were previously collected in two chapbooks, Tunic, (speCt! books 2013) a small collection of some translations of Catullus, and Coil (University of Alaska, 1998), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest. Omnidawn just released Compendium, a collection of Donald Justice's take on prosody. David's second full-length collection, Scatterplot, is due out from Omnidawn in 2020. David's writing has appeared in a wide range of literary magazines including Kenyon Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rhino, Volt, Carolina Quarterly, New York Quarterly, Diagram, McSweeney's, The Greensboro Review, and many others.