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Bazaar Writers Salon
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us on Sunday, March 3rd for an intimate evening of poetry at the next installment of Bazaar Writers Salon.
Readings by Esther Lin, Austin Smith, Melissa Stein, and Amos White
Hosted by Peter Kline
Esther Lin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. She is the author of The Ghost Wife, winner of the 2018 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship, and was awarded the Crab Orchard Review’s 2018 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Triquarterly, and elsewhere. Currently she is a Wallace Stegner Fellow and organizes for the Undocupoets, which promotes the work of undocumented poets and raises consciousness about the structural barriers that they face in the literary community.
Austin Smith is the author of two poetry collections, Almanac and Flyover Country, both published through the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, New England Review and Threepenny Review. He has been the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction and an NEA grant in prose. He currently teaches courses in poetry, fiction, environmental literature and documentary journalism at Stanford University, and lives in Pescadero, California.
Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collections Terrible blooms (Copper Canyon Press) and Rough Honey, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Harvard Review, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, and others, and she’s received awards and fellowships from the NEA, Pushcart Prize, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She is a freelance editor in San Francisco.
Amos White is an awarded American haiku poet and author, producer and civil rights activist. He is recognized for his vivid literary imagery and breathless poetic interpretations. Amos is published in several national and international reviews and anthologies. He is Founder and Host of the Heart of the Muse creative’s salon, Executive Producer and Host of Beyond Words: Jazz+Poetry show, and President of Bay Area Generations literary reading series, and board member with the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM). www.about.me/amoswhite www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku