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Bazaar Writers Salon
January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Readings by Susan Browne, Peter Kline, Emily Pinkerton, and Marco Rafalà
Hosted by Brittany Perham
Susan Browne’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Sun, Subtropics, The Southern Review, Superstition Review, Rattle, New Ohio Review, B O D Y, American Life in Poetry, The American Journal of Poetry, Love’s Executive Order, and 180 More, Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. She has published two books of poetry, Buddha’s Dogs and Zephyr. Awards include prizes from Four Way Books, the Los Angeles Poetry Festival, the River Styx International Poetry Contest, and The Fischer Poetry Prize. She received a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and her work has been nominated for three Pushcart Awards. She has also collaborated to create a word/music CD. Her third collection, Just Living, recently won the Catamaran Poetry Prize. She lives in Oakland, California. www.susanbrownepoems.com
Peter Kline teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and Stanford University. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he has also received residency fellowships from the Amy Clampitt House, James Merrill House, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and many other journals, as well as the Best New Poets series, the Verse Daily website, and the Random House anthology of metrical poetry, Measure for Measure. Since 2012 he has directed the San Francisco literary reading series Bazaar Writers Salon. He is the author of two poetry collections, Deviants (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2013), and Mirrorforms, published by Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions in November 2019. www.peterklinepoetry.com
Emily Pinkerton holds an MFA from San Francisco State University, and her writing has previously appeared in ZYZZYVA, Juked, BlazeVOX, and Berkeley Poetry Review, among others. Emily is the author of three chapbooks: Natural Disasters (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016), Bloom (Alley Cat Press, 2018) and Adaptations (Nomadic Press, 2018). She was a 2017-2018 Writer in Residence at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco and is a 2020 Fellow at The Writers Grotto. More of Emily’s publications can be found at thisisemilypinkerton.tumblr.com, and she tweets as @neongolden.
Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a cocurator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review and LitHub. How Fires End is his debut novel.