Summer and Similes with Four Bay Area Poets In-Person
Summer and Similes with Four Bay Area Poets
When: 4:30 pm, Friday, June 2, 2023
Where: Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
It’s been a long winter, and now it’s time for a special summer celebration of four Bay Area poets presenting their new or upcoming collections. Join us for a special poetry reading curated and hosted by Town Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian. Featuring Sally Ashton, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, Nathalie Khankan, and Jennifer Tseng.
About the Poets:
Sally Ashton is the author of Some Odd Afternoon, Her Name Is Juanita, These Metallic Days, and most recently, The Behaviour of Clocks, WordFarm 2019. Listening to Mars is forthcoming in 2024 from Cornerstone Press. A former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Sally publishes in three genres and specializes in short forms. She taught creative writing at SJSU for over ten years and continues to teach workshops, both Zoom and in person. She is editor-in-chief of DMQ Review, an online journal of poetry and art.
Kelly Cressio-Moeller is a poet and visual artist. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net, appearing widely in journals including North American Review, Salamander, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Water~Stone Review, and ZYZZYVA. She is an Associate Editor at Glass Lyre Press and lives in the Bay Area. Shade of Blue Trees (Two Sylvias Press, Finalist for the Wilder Prize) is her first poetry collection.
Nathalie Khankan is the author of Quiet Orient Riot (Omnidawn), recipient of the 2021 California Book Award in Poetry. She was the founding director of The Danish House in Palestine and teaches Arabic language and literature in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley.
Jennifer Tseng is the author of The Man with My Face (AAWW 2005) recipient of a PEN American Open Book Award, Red Flower, White Flower which won the Marick Press Prize, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions 2015) which was a finalist for the New England Book Award, and The Passion of Woo & Isolde (Rose Metal Press 2017) which won an Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her work has been featured on Poem-a-Day, POETRY, American Short Fiction, Paris Review Daily. H Not so dear Jenny which won the Juniper Prize will be published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2024. She teaches literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz.