The Poetry Center’s In Common Writers Series continues in April with a double program featuring Feliz Lucia Molina, here from Chicago, along with the Bay Area’s Alli Warren. Friday April 12, they will each read their own work at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. (The prior night, Thursday April 11, Feliz is reading then joining Alli and the audience in conversation, at The Poetry Center.) Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, both events are free and open to the public.
Feliz’ latest chapbook is Crystal Marys. Written from the impassive surface of the Internet and the high desert of Southern California, Crystal Marys is a field study of social-media fatigue, suburban youth, Filipino immigrancy, a denim day job in LA’s garment district, and other sites of crystallized dis/enchantment. Molina traces life’s “beautiful unreliable narrative logic” by the devotional images of our times-the Virgin Mary, emoji, family photos, profile pics, etc.
Alli Warren is the author of I Love It Though (Nightboat), which was nominated for the California Book Award. Other recent publications include Little Hill (The Elephants), Moveable C (Push Press), Don’t Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights), which was nominated for the California Book Award and won the Poetry Center Book Award. Her writing has been published in many venues, including Harpers, Poetry, Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail, and Feminist Formations. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005