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Rebecca Foust & Nicholas Friedman
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Rebecca Foust’s book Paradise Drive won the 2015 Press 53 Prize for Poetry, and was widely reviewed in such venues as the Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and Hudson Review. Her other books include All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song (2010), winner of the Many Mountains Moving Book Prize, God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World (Small Press Distribution, 2010), winner of the Foreword Review Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and Mom’s Canoe and Dark Card, recipients of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Poetry Prize in consecutive years, 2008 and 2009. Recognitions include the Cavafy Prize, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Lascaux Flash Fiction Prize, the American Literary Review Fiction Prize, and fellowships from Hedgebrook, MacDowell, Sewanee and the Frost Place. She is Marin County Poet Laureate and Poetry Editor for .
Nicholas Friedman’s debut book, Petty Theft (Criterion Books, 2018), is the winner of the The New Criterion Poetry Prize. B. H. Fairchild called Petty Theft a “brilliant, beautifully crafted first book” by a poet “who remembers the art of poetry, practices it superbly, and so, like Keats, is able to offer us the music of Truth ‘proved upon our pulses’,” and Charles Martin called it “a first book of exceptional achievement.” His poems have appeared in The New York Times, POETRY, Yale Review, and other venues. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He lives with his wife and son in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.
The reading will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. A limited open reading, and a short interview with the featured readers will be included. This is a free event.