January 19, 2017 at Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
Free for Members; $10 for general (includes Museum admission)
James Cagney is a poet and writer from Oakland, CA. A Cave Canem and VONA fellow, Cagney has appeared as a featured poet and artist at venues in San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago, and Mumbai.
Nguyen Do’s thirteen books included: The Empty Space and New Darkness (Vietnamese Association Writers, 1991, 2009); with Paul Hoover, he edited and translated Black Dog, Black Night, Vietnamese poetry anthology (Milkweed, 2008), Beyond the Court Gate, and Nguyen Trai’s poetry (Counterpath, 2010). He received a Poetry Foundation’s grand (2005).
Gail Newman, a child of Polish Holocaust survivors, was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Lansberg, Germany. She lives in San Francisco where she works as a Museum educator for The CJM and as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Her poems have appeared in Ghosts of the Holocaust, Prairie Schooner, Calyx, and PRISM. A collection, One World, was published in 2011.
Brynn Saito is the author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon (2016) and The Palace of Contemplating Departure (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Originally from Fresno, CA, Saito lives in Los Altos and teaches and works in San Francisco.
Cintia Santana’s work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review,The Missouri Review, Pleiades, RHINO, Spillway, The Threepenny Review, and other journals. She teaches poetry and fiction workshops in Spanish, as well as literary translation courses, at Stanford University. Santana is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program.
Matthew Zapruder is the author most recently of Sun Bear, Copper Canyon, 2014, and Why Poetry, a book of prose about poetry, forthcoming from Ecco/Harper Collins in 2017. An Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also Editor at Large at Wave Books, and Editor of the Poetry Column for The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Oakland, CA.
Image: Brynn Saito, photo by Whitney Frank