September 30, 2016 at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco.
Drop Leaf Press’ first chapbook series launches with Tanya Holtland’s INNER RIVER, whose unusual format carries us across the breadth of the page and into the depths of our darkest and saturated currents of being. In verse both formal and experimental, Holtland interposes the geographies and geometries of natural landscapes with the metaphysical processes of memory and the building (and re-building) of a self.
About Our Readers:
TANYA HOLTLAND is a poet with roots in California and many other places. Her poetry and nonfiction appear in The Collagist, Statement Magazine, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, OXALIS, and elsewhere. She holds English and Creative Writing degrees from San Francisco State University. Currently she makes a home in Seattle, where there is so much water.
JENNIFER S. CHENG is the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, forthcoming this October. A Fulbright scholar, Kundiman fellow, and Pushcart Prize nominee, she has an image-text chapbook, Invocation: An Essay (New Michigan Press), and her work appears in Tin House, AGNI, DIAGRAM, The Normal School, The Volta, and elsewhere. Having grown up in Texas, Hong Kong, and Connecticut, she currently lives in San Francisco, where she is a founding editor of Drop Leaf Press. www.jenniferscheng.com
MAXWELL SHANLEY lives in San Francisco, where he works as a bookseller. He is currently completing an MFA at San Francisco State University.