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Saturday, October 7 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Poetry Melange in the Mission

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Listen to some of the Bay Area's best and brightest poets (Kazumi Chin, Jack Marshall, Brittany Perham, Shabnam Piryaei, Lisa Rosenburg, José  Vadi, Shawn Wen) read from their latest publications, which tackle subjects from marginalization and mimes to parenthood and physics. Signing to follow. FREE

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Kazumi Chin

Kazumi Chin is the author of Having a Coke With Godzilla. He works to build loving communities with marginalized people, put language to the mechanisms of structures and identities, and create spaces and tools that allow others to do the same. He is interested in scholarship at the... Read More →
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Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents who emigrated from Iraq and Syria and now lives in California. He is the author of the memoir From Baghdad to Brooklyn and several poetry collections that have received the PEN Center USA Literary Award, two Northern California... Read More →
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Brittany Perham

Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which received the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (SHP, 2016). She is a Jones Lecturer... Read More →
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Shabnam Piryaei

Described by the San Francisco Book Review as “a force to be reckoned with in literary circles,” Shabnam Piryaei is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. In addition to authoring Nothing is Wasted, Forward and ode to fragile, she has received awards from Poets & Writers, the... Read More →
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Lisa Rosenberg

Lisa Rosenberg is the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She holds degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford. She worked for many years in engineering, founded a marketing consulting practice, and was active... Read More →
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José Vadi

José Vadi is a writer based in Oakland, California. The recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's Shenson Performing Arts Award, he has published poems and essays in Prelude Magazine, The Capilano Review, HOLD: a journal, Catapult, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Shawn Wen

Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her book A Twenty Minute Silence Followed By Applause is a lyric essay on the mime Marcel Marceau. She is currently a producer at Youth Radio. Her video work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Camden International... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St., San Francisco, CA