small siren release!

Sm_Siren_Coversmall siren, my first full length book of poems, is now out thank to Cultural Society, and I’m grateful to share that you can find it on Small Press Distribution’s recommend reading list! I’m looking forward to sharing the book launch with poets Norman Fischer and Tiff Dressen on June 5 at Moe’s Books and June 12 at City Lights!

Lone Glen Presents: Ecowriting Matters, 9/2

pjimageOur cities echo with calls for resistance and protection, and our earth’s soil, forests, water, and air do the same. What unites today’s Bay Area poets and prose writers who explore what it means to live in this landscape? On Saturday September 2nd at 8 pm, Lone Glen is honored to present the ecowriting of 최 Lindsay, Vernon Keeve III, Genine Lentine, and Claire Marie Stancek. Join us at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, $5-10 donation suggested *but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.* Please bring a friend, a sense of humor, and an open mind! Wine/beer/juice, snacks, and good tunes provided, though we welcome additions.

Temescal Art Center can be accessed via a wide ramps and has a bathroom equipped with handrails.

About the writers:

최 Lindsay

최 Lindsay is a diasporic Korean poet and a student at UC Berkeley, where they work as the editor in chief 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, with a chapbook forthcoming from speCt! books. They can be found on Twitter @chwelinji.

Genine Lentine

Genine Lentine is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model, and the chapbooks, Archaeopteryx; Found Dharma Talks, and Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes. She is co-author with Stanley Kunitz and photographer, Marnie Crawford Samuelson, of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also tends a meadow.

Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III is a writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a California-made educator. He currently teaches high school English and history in Oakland, and has a book Southern Migrant Mixtape in its final stages of publication with Nomadic Press–look for it in the Fall.

Claire Marie Stancek

Claire Marie Stancek is the author of MOUTHS (Noemi , 2017), and OIL SPELL (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2018). With Daniel Benjamin, she co-edited Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Tuumba /Giramondo , 2016). With Lyn Hejinian and Jane Gregory, she edits Nion Editions, a chapbook press. She is currently completing a PhD in English at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches classes on literature and creative writing. She lives in Berkeley, California.

About Lone Glen:

Lone Glen is a writing, art, and performance series that began in December 2011 in the Mission District of San Francisco. For years we have offered our home on a quarterly basis as a performance space for those working in any and all genres. Our mission: to create more support, inspiration, and community among creators in the Bay Area in a down to earth vibed space. This event celebrates our first presention of work in a more traditional venue space– the first in a monthly series of events.

in the next issue of The Poetry Project!

poetryprojIf you want to read a book of poems that compassionately tends to what is personal in the politics of immigration, labor, inspiration, and power, look no further than Susanne Dyckman’s A Dark Ordinary. It’s a lovely book that feels strangely prophetic in light of Trump’s recent win. Her poems give voice to early 20th century child laborers, immigrants, and other subjects from Lewis Hine’s photographs. I’m so happy to share that my essay about those poems is forthcoming in the next issue of The Poetry Project Newsletter!

Bay Area Writers Resist Assists Love, 1/15

I’m grateful to share this evening with these incredible writers & artists.  Many of us from Lone Glen & elsewhere have been working hard to co-organize & curate this event that aims to build more meaningful community through a celebration of art while raising funds for those who may especially need it after inauguration week.  Join us?!