November Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

Simpson Library, SF campus, November 29, 3:00-4:00 pm

Refreshments provided

Please join us for readings from new work by

MFA WRITING faculty, students, and alumni.

Joseph Lease's critically acclaimed books of poetry include The Body Ghost (Coffee House Press, 2018), Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011), and Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007). Lease’s poems "'Broken World' (For James Assatly)" and "Send My Roots Rain" were anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. Lease’s poem "'Broken World' (For James Assatly)" was anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Robert Creeley, Guest Editor). His poem “Free Again (Why don’t people)” was published in The New York Times. Lease has received The Academy of American Poets Prize and numerous grants and awards in poetry and poetics from Columbia University, Brown University, Harvard University, and California College of the Arts. He is a Professor of Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts and the Editor of 1111.

Djenanway Se-Gahon is a Seattle-born writer of Ivorian and Canadian descent. She was selected to speak as a part of the Social Justice and Equity project in King County, "Reflecting on Race and Racism through Poetry, Spoken Word and Conversation." She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at California College of the Arts. Recently, she won Litquake's 19th annual writing competition. Her favorite flower is the black calla lily.

Eric Dolan currently lives in beautiful Hayward California -- he cashed in all his chips & left New Jersey two Augusts ago to gain an MFA in Poetry at CCA & is doing everything in his power to stay afloat & pump out words that matter & resonate & crumble & melt when applied directly to heat.