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Bazaar Writers Salon
October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bazaar Writers Salon returns! Join us for the first reading of the 2017-2018 season.
Readings by William Brewer, Benjamin Gucciardi, Dominic Russ-Combs, Cintia Santana, and Glori Simmons
Hosted by Peter Kline
William Brewer is the author of I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2017), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Oxyana, which was selected for a 2016 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Narrative (where it was awarded the 30 Below Prize), New England Review, A Public Space, and other journals. He lives in Oakland.
Benjamin Gucciardi was born and raised in San Francisco. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Orion Magazine, Forklift Ohio, Radar Poetry, upstreet, Poetry East, The California Journal of Poetics and other journals. A Best New Poets nominee, he is a winner of a Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize and contests from The Maine Review and The Santa Ana River Review. He works with refugee and immigrant youth in Oakland.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dominic Russ-Combs welded industrial models in Durham, North Carolina, before publishing his first stories and being awarded both a Stegner Fellowship and an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, among others. He’s currently at work on a novel and a collection of stories.
Cintia Santana’s poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Narrative, Pleiades, RHINO, Spillway, The Threepenny Review, and other journals. Her work was selected for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2016 anthology, edited by Mary Szybist. She is the recipient of Djerrassi, CantoMundo and Hambidge Fellowships. Currently, she teaches poetry and fiction workshops in Spanish, as well as literary translation courses at Stanford University. She is at work on her first poetry manuscript.
Glori Simmons is the author of Suffering Fools, recipient of the Spokane Prize from Willow Springs Editions (Eastern Washington University, 2017) and Graft, poems (Truman State University Press, 2002). A former Stegner Fellow, she currently lives in Oakland and is the director of the Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco.