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Perfectly Queer SF Book Reading “Contrasts: Poetry & Prose”
May 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Poets Susan Dambroff and David Hathwell and novelists Anne Raeff and Rob Rosen will read from new work at Perfectly Queer San Francisco’s “Contrasts: Poetry & Prose,” Tuesday, May 8, 7pm to 8pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. in San Francisco. Author signing follows. Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided. Door prizes awarded at 7pm!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Susan Dambroff is a poet, performer and teacher, living in San Francisco. Her poetry chapbook Conversations With Trees was recently published by Finishing Line Press. Her first book of poetry, Memory in Bone, was published by Black Oyster Press. Her poems have appeared in Stoneboat, Earth’s Daughters, and Red Bird Chapbooks, among other literary venues. She performs in Spoken Duets, a poetic and improvisational collaboration with performance artist Chris Kammler. Throughout her creative work, she is drawn to the detailed placement of words, the alchemy of sequence and timing.
David Hathwell published Between Dog and Wolf, his second poetry collection, in 2017. Muses, his debut collection, appeared in 2016 to acclaim from, among others, Richard Wilbur, Dana Gioia, and Edmund White. His poems have appeared in more than a dozen literary magazines .A former English teacher, he has degrees in English from Stanford and Columbia and a degree in music theory from the City University of New York. He has studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and sung baritone in two Bay Area choruses.
Anne Raeff’s second novel, Winter Kept Us Warm, just came out in February, 2018. Her short story collection The Jungle Around Us won the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. It was also a finalist for the California Book Award and on The San Francisco Chronicle’s 100 Best Books of 2017 list. Her first novel, Clara Mondschein’s Melancholia, was published in 2002. Anne’s stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica, among other places. She is proud to be a high school teacher and works primarily with recent immigrants. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.
Rob Rosen (www.therobrosen.com) is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, Midlife Crisis, Fierce, and And God Belched. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015, and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3.