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Bazaar Writers Salon
May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Readings by Heather June Gibbons, Richie Hofmann, Kim Shuck, and Rose Whitmore
Hosted by Peter Kline
Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press, as well as two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, New American Writing, and West Branch. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Vermont Studio Center, Academy of American Poets and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and elsewhere in the Bay Area community.
Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, and his poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, The New York Times Style Magazine, and many other magazines. His debut poetry collection is Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. He is currently a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.
Kim Shuck is a silly protein. She is author of four books with a fifth coming out later this year from City Lights. Shuck is the current poet laureate of San Francisco.
Rose Whitmore’s stories have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, and The Missouri Review. Her essays have appeared in The Sun, The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review and Fourth Genre. She is the recipient of the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review, a work-study scholarship from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction. Rose lives in San Leandro with her chickens, where she is working on a novel about weightlifting and Enver Hoxa’s communist regime in post-World War II Albania.