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Bazaar Writers Salon
December 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PSTFree
Readings by Daniel Ari, Colby Cotton, Caroline Goodwin, and Ari Moskowitz
Hosted by Peter Kline
Daniel Ari serves as poet laureate of Richmond, California and produced the city’s first anthology of poetry. His own book One Way to Ask (Norfolk Press, 2016) combines poems in a new 17-line form called queron with illustrations created and curated in collaboration with 67 artists including Roz Chast, R. Crumb, Henrik Drescher and Wayne White. The book won the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for design. His writings have appeared in Poet’s Market, Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s, Defenestration, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, The Wayfarer, and many other venues over the last 30 years. He is currently transitioning into a new life as a guide.
Colby Cotton is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. A graduate of the MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, his work appears or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Cincinnati Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and Colorado Review, among others. He lives in Oakland, CA.
Caroline Goodwin moved to the Bay Area in 1999 from Sitka, Alaska to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her books are Trapline (2013), Peregrine (2015), The Paper Tree (2017) and Custody of the Eyes (2019). She teaches at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing Studies; from 2014 – 2016 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County.
In 2018, Ari Moskowitz worked the graveyard shift full-time at Hotel Zeppelin in Union Square. He spent his nights talking to sex workers, tech workers, addicts, poets, the homeless, film producers, the police, EMTs, Katie Couric, André 3000, Jeff Gutt, and Chris Taylor. He earned $17.53/hour after a raise. He’s working on a novel. Ari holds a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from SFSU, where he was the Editor of Fourteen Hills. His writing has recently appeared in American Literary Review, The Pinch, and Red Light Lit. He’s been supported by a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as well as a grant from the Creative Capacity Fund.