Join us for a reading that features five terrific poets! Sarah Rosenthal, Valerie Witte, Sarah A. Chavez, Sarah Mangold, and Woogee Bae will share original work.
Woogee Bae writes poems and edits the ecopoetics journal Snail Trail. She received her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell. Her writing can be found in P-QUEUE, Poetry Northwest, Small Po[r]tions, Tagvverk, and elsewhere.
Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014). Her most recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Xicanx: Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century, IDK Magazine, &Five:2:One #thesideshow. Her new poetry project, Halfbreed Helene Navigates the Whole received a 2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Award. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma where she teaches creative writing and Latinx/Chicanx-focused courses. A proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop, Chavez serves as the poetry coordinator for Best of the Net Anthology and is currently practicing riding her first multispeed bicycle up and down the hills of the South Sound.
Sarah Mangold is the author of Household Mechanics (selected by C. D. Wright for the New Issues Prize), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish), and Giraffes of Devotion (Kore Press). Her most recent chapbook is Birds I Recall (above/ground press) and recent work can be found in jubilat, West Branch, conduit, and the Bennington Review. She is a NEA poetry fellow and lives in Edmonds, Washington.
Sarah Rosenthal is the author of several books and chapbooks including The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (The Operating System, 2019; a collaboration with Valerie Witte) Lizard (Chax, 2016), and Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009). She edited A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay Area (Dalkey Archive, 2010). Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces have appeared in numerous journals and anthologized. She has done grant-supported writing residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain, Ragdale, New York Mills, Hambidge, and This Will Take Time, and has been a Headlands Center Affiliate Artist. She lives in San Francisco where she works as a Life and Professional Coach, develops curricula for the Center for the Collaborative Classroom, and serves on the California Book Awards poetry jury. More at sarahrosenthal.net.
Valerie Witte is the co-author of The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (The Operating System, 2019), a collaboration with Sarah Rosenthal, and a game of correspondence (Black Radish Books, 2015). Artist books and an installation based on her manuscripts “Flood Diary” and “A Rupture in the Interiors,” created in collaboration with Chicago-based artist Jennifer Yorke, have been exhibited in Berkeley and Chicago. She has done grant-supported residencies at Ragdale Foundation, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, and La Porte Peinte in Noyers, France. She is a founding member of the Bay Area Correspondence School, and for eight years, she helped produce many innovative books by women as a member of Kelsey Street Press. Read more at valeriewitte.com.