The Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library in association with Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. presents:
Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. Literary Reading with
Randall Mann, Kristin Naca, and Debbie Yee
Saturday July 11, 2009
2:00 -4:30 pm
Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room B
Randall Mann is the author of two collections of poetry, BREAKFAST WITH THOM GUNN (University of Chicago 2009) and COMPLAINT IN THE GARDEN (Zoo/Orchises 2004), winner of the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize; and co-author of the textbook WRITING POEMS, Seventh Edition (Pearson Longman 2007). He works as an editor and lives in San Francisco.
Kristin Naca’s poems have been published in Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner and Octopus Magazine. She recently graduated with a PhD from University of Nebraska, and MFA from Pitt. Her book Bird Eating Bird was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa, for the mtvU National Poetry Series Prize. It will appear with Harper Perennial in September.
Debbie Yee is a trusts and estates attorney and Kundiman fellow. Debbie’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, OCHO, Fence and The Best American Poetry 2009. Debbie blogs irregularly at www.debbieyee.com.
All programs at the library are free.
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)
Please join me in two weeks for the following (From SFPL):
Litquake and the San Francisco Public Library are joining forces in 2008 to host a bi-monthly series of events in branches throughout the city as a lead up to the big temblor, scheduled this year for October 3-11, 2008. Both Litquake and the Library are committed to fostering interest in literature and bringing feisty and creative events to the local literary community.
Please join us for our first event “Noe—and Nearby—Poets” at the recently renovated Noe Valley branch, featuring poets who live in Noe Valley and nearby neighborhoods.
Tuesday, May 20, 7-8:30pm
Noe Valley branch
451 Jersey Street (near Castro), SF
Debbie Yee, Keith Ekiss, Pireeni Sundaralingam & Colm Ó Riain, Kirsten Lee Andersen and Zack Rogow will join the audience for a reception afterwards.
About the poets:
- Debbie Yee is a trusts and estates attorney. A Kundiman Fellow, Debbie’s poems have appeared in Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, Barn Owl Review, OCHO, and MiPOesias.
- Keith Ekiss is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford, and a recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Petrified Forest National Park.
- Pireeni Sundaralingam was named one of America’s “Emerging Writers” by Ploughshares. She is editor of Writing the Lines of Our Hands, the first anthology of American South Asian poetry. Colm Ó Riain is a founding member of the Spoken Word theater group Dhaia Tribe, and violinist with avant-garde animation orchestra The Sprocket Ensemble. Together they perform as “Word and Violin.”
- Zack Rogow has published thirteen books, including five collections of poetry. His sixth book of poems, The Number before Infinity, will be published in September. He teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
- Kirsten Andersen received her MFA from NYU. Her poetry appears in Barrow Street, Swink Magazine, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. Currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Kirsten has received fellowships from the Edward Albee Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Space is limited; please call 355-3707 to reserve your spot.
Keep an eye out for upcoming Litquake + the Library events at Mission Bay Branch in July and at Sunset in September!