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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Friday, May 5th @ 7:30 pm featuring Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, 최 Lindsay and Lorraine Lupo!

Please join us on Friday, May 5th @ 7:30 pm,
for the release of Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel's occident,
featuring Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel,
최 Lindsay and Lorraine Lupo!

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.

+ gratitude & love to our sponsors:

Author bios and photos follow below.

Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel’s work has appeared in VOLT, jubilat, The Volta, and The Offending Adam, and was recently featured in the Aesthetic Blitz exhibition from the Asian American Women Artists Association. Her first book, occident, is forthcoming from Called Back Books in 2017. She is managing editor at Omnidawn Publishing and editor of OmniVerse. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez.


최 Lindsay is a diasporic Korean poet and a student at UC Berkeley, where they study literature and philosophy, and work as the managing editor of Berkeley Poetry Review. They were selected as a finalist in Omnidawn's 2016 chapbook contest, and have poems published or forthcoming in HOLD: A Journal, The Felt, Omniverse, and Apogee's print and online publications. They can be found on Twitter @chwelinji.

Lorraine Lupo is the author of By Way Of (Green Zone Editions). Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New England Review, Fourteen Hills, The Art Book Review and Across The Margin, among others. She edits the Periodic Postcard series and lives in Oakland, Ca.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 pm, featuring Jessica Moll, Shira Richman, and Caroline Knapp, plus art by Deb Hayden!

Please join us on Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 pm for a reading featuring Jessica Moll, Shira Richman and Caroline Knapp,
plus art by Deb Hayden!

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.

+ gratitude & love to our sponsors:

Author bios and photos follow below.

Jessica Moll works as a project editor at University of California Press. Her first chapbook, It’s Not That Deep, will be published in spring 2017 by Steep Sea Press, based in Nuremberg. She writes prose and poetry, some of which has appeared in journals including Rattle, Sparkle & Blink, and VOLT. She lives with her partner in Oakland and can be found swimming in the shallows of the San Francisco Bay.






Shira Richman's poems have been published in journals such as Copper Nickel, The Pinch, Bayou, Crab Creek Review, Third Coast and Keyhole, and in her chapbooks Test Tube with a View (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Eden Was Here (dancing girl press, 2014). She designs books for Racing Form Press and Burnside Review Press. She currently lives in Germany and teaches English at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen.





Caroline Knapp is the author of Facture (2013), The Hunters Enter the Wood (forthcoming, 2017), and Tanzsprachen (forthcoming, 2017), all chapbooks in the Little Red Leaves Textile Series. Her poems have appeared in Jubilat, CutBank, Verse Daily, KelseySt.com, and Opon. She lives in Oakland.
Deb Hayden is a photographer, altered book artist and writer. The four pieces in this exhibit were entered in the Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Exhibit in Novato. Her book Pox: Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis (Basic Books, 2003) investigated syphilis in the lives of well-known historical figures.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Friday, March 3rd @ 7:30 pm, featuring Steffi Drewes, Laura Walker and Janice Sapigao!

Please join us on Friday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm for 
a reading with Steffi Drewes, Laura Walker and Janice Sapigao!

Event is FREE.

Snacks, wine and Lagunitas beer will be served.

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

+ gratitude & love to our sponsors:

Author bios and photos follow below.


Steffi Drewes is the author of Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow (Kelsey Street Press, 2016) and the poetry chapbooks Magnetic Forest, Cartography Askew, and History of Drawing Circles. Her poems have appeared in various journals and in the anthology It’s night in San Francisco but it’s sunny in Oakland (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2014). She attended a writing and art residency at The Wassaic Project in New York last fall, and currently works as a freelance writer and editor in the Bay Area.

Laura Walker is the author of story (Apogee Press, 2016), Follow–Haswed (Apogee Press, 2012), bird book (Shearsman Books, 2011), rimertown/ an atlas (UC Press, 2008), and swarm lure (Battery Press, 2004), and the chapbook bird book (Albion Books, 2010). She has taught poetry at UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco State University, and University of San Francisco. She grew up in rural North Carolina and now lives in Berkeley, CA. More information is available at laura-walker.com.


Janice Sapigao is a daughter of Filipina/o immigrants.  Her first book of poetry about her mom, microchips for millions, critiques the Silicon Valley and its exploitation of immigrant women workers. Her second book, like a solid to a shadow, about fatherlessness, grieving, and family lineages is forthcoming from Timeless, Infinite Light. She is a VONA/Voices and Kundiman Fellow, and the Associate Editor of TAYO Literary Magazine. If you want, you can learn more at janicewrites.com

Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday, February 3rd @ 7:30 pm: Nina Lindsay and Rosa Lane

Please join us on Friday, February 3rd for a reading with 
Nina Lindsay and Rosa Lane!


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.


+ gratitude & love to our sponsors:


Looking forward to seeing you on February 3rd!


Photo by Aya Brackett
Nina Lindsay is the author of Because (2016) and Today's Special Dish (2007) both from Sixteen Rivers Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, the Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals, and has been awarded the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize.  Lindsay lives in Oakland and works for the Oakland Public Library.






Rosa Lane is author of Tiller North, winner of the 2014 Sixteen Rivers Press Poetry Competition released in April 2016, and Roots and Reckonings, a chapbook. She earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has won several awards and appeared in Crab Orchard Review, New South, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Rosa has taught at Berkeley City College, Ashland University (Ohio), and Southeast University (Nanjing, China). She currently lives in Berkeley with her partner. For more information, see Rosa's website: http://www.rosalane.com/



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Friday, December 2nd @ 7:30 pm: Robert Andrew Perez, Matthew Siegel and Peter Burghardt, plus art by Peg Videtta

Please join us on Friday, December 2nd @ 7:30 pm 
for a reading featuring Robert Andrew Perez, Matthew Siegel
and Peter Burghardt, plus art by Peg Videtta!


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.

+ gratitude & love to our sponsors:

Looking forward to seeing you on Dec. 2nd! 


Robert Andrew Perez lives in Berkeley and is an associate editor & book designer for speCt! in Oakland, where he also curates readings. He is an alum of the Lambda Literary fellowship & a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for poetry. His poetry has appeared in print & online in publications such as DIAGRAM, The Awl, The Laurel Review & The Cortland Review, and has forthcoming work in Vinyl. His first collection, the field, was published with Omnidawn in their pocket book series. He is currently writing a movie about a divorce and wine tasting; it's a comedy. More at robertandrewperez.com.




Matthew Siegel is the author of Blood Work (University of Wisconsin/CBe) which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first collection. His poems and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he teaches literature and writing at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.



Peter Burghardt lives in Oakland, California, where he co-publishes speCt! books, and edits OAR, a print journal of poetry and prose. His recent work has appeared in such publications as the Offending Adam, Tammy, The Laurel Review, and White Stag. His chapbook, Cosmic American Music, is forthcoming from Old Gold.







Peg Videtta brings her experience of dance, yoga, and physics into making figurative sculpture. Her work explores the energetic components of the body, especially while in movement.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, November 4th @ 7:30 pm: C.S. Giscombe, Jennifer Kronovet and Garrett Caples

Please join us at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 4th 
for a reading featuring C.S. Giscombe, Jennifer Kronovet 
and Garrett Caples, plus art by Brian Reinbolt

The event is FREE.
Snacks, wine & Lagunitas will be served.

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Author/artist bios & photos below.
And, as always, a shout out to our generous sponsors:




C. S. Giscombe’s poetry books are Prairie Style, Giscome Road, Here, etc.; his book of linked essays (concerning Canada, race, and family) is Into and Out of Dislocation.  His recognitions include the 2010 Stephen Henderson Award, an American Book Award (for Prairie Style) and the Carl Sandburg Prize (for Giscome Road). Ohio Railroads (a poem in essay form) was published in 2014 and Border Towns (essays on poetry, color, nature, television, etc.) appeared in September 2016. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a long-distance cyclist.
 
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of THE WUG TEST (Ecco/HarperCollins), which was selected for the National Poetry Series. Her previous book of poetry is AWAYWARD (BOA Editions). Under the pen name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated EMPTY CHAIRS (Graywolf Press), the poetry of Chinese poet Liu Xia. A native New Yorker, she currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.



Garrett Caples is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including the brand-new Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016). He has also written a book of essays, Retrievals (Wave, 2014), and a pamphlet, Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (Wave, 2010). He co-edited Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016), Particulars of Place by Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn, 2015), and Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013). A freelance writer, he is also an editor at City Lights, where he curates the Spotlight poetry series. He lives in San Francisco.

Brian Reinbolt was born in Alabama and spent the first 17 years of his life dreaming of his escape. He first attempted this by studying music (piano performance) in Florida and then finally broke free to California where he got an MFA in electronic music at Mills College. He then used newly discovered talents to secure a day job as a computer geek. In the 80s and 90s he produced three CDs of his music (now residing at http://artifact-reinbolt.bandcamp.com/) and also, more importantly, managed to find true love. At the turn of the Millennium, he started working on various multimedia projects involving electronic circuitry. In an effort to make the projects solidly presentable he taught himself woodworking and is currently creating electronic timekeeping devices.