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June 2018

Reading with Alexandra Mattraw & Amber Nelson

June 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for readings by Alexandra Mattraw and Amber Nelson! Alexandra Mattraw is a Berkeley poet whose first full-length book, small siren, emerges from Brooklyn’s Cultural Society in spring 2018. Alexandra is also the author of four chapbooks, including flood psalm (2017), published with Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Review, Fourteen Hills, The Poetry Project, VOLT, The Volta, and elsewhere. In Oakland, she curates an art centric writing and performance series called Lone Glen. Amber Nelson is the author of the book In Anima:…

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A Storytelling Event Featuring Cave Canem, Kundiman, and CantoMundo Poets

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is organized by Jane Wong. Stay tuned for more details!

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August 2018

Master Class: Poetry and the News with Hilary Plum & Zach Savich

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“All this is reportage,” wrote George Oppen. In this master class, we’ll consider how some contemporary poets have used the “all this” of poetry to respond to the news–and to the experience of experiencing the news. How can poetry offer a way of thinking that reflects, counters, and complicates news cycles? What are the ethics of representing “news from elsewhere?” How can poetry both augment and critique other media? The session will include close discussion of poems, in-class writing, and…

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October 2018

New England Review at 40: An Anniversary Reading

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re celebrating 40 years of New England Review with readings by Rick Barot, Gabrielle Bates, Keetje Kuipers, Eric McMillan, Susan Rich, Martha Silano, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha! Rick Barot has published three volumes of poetry: The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize, and Chord (2015), all published by Sarabande Books. Chord received the UNT Rilke Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award.  It was also a…

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