Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday May 23: Jennifer Firestone & Matthew Shenoda

Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Firestone, a SF poet currently living in Brooklyn, is the author of the book Holiday (Shearsman Books, 2008), and the chapbooks Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), from Flashes (Sona Books, 2006), and snapshot (Sona Books, 2004). Jennifer’s work has appeared in numerous journals, including How2, 14 Hills, 580 Split, Boog City, MIPOesias, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Dusie and Moria. She is the co-editor of the anthology Letters To Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics and Community, forthcoming from Saturnalia Books, and she is Poet in Residence at Eugene Lang College at the New School University.

Matthew Shenoda is a faculty member in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Author of Somewhere Else, winner of the 2007 Hala Maksoud Award for Emerging Voice, and a 2006 American Book Award, his latest collection, Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone, will be published in 2009 from BOA Editions.