Monday, August 6th – 7-9 pm
Soulville! Poets Jennifer Foerster & Andrea Wolper
followed by an open mic
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of Leaving Tulsa, (2013) and Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018), both published by the University of Arizona Press. She earned her PhD in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver and her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Jennifer teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA Low-Residency Program and co-directs For Girls Becoming, an arts mentorship program for Mvskoke youth in Oklahoma. Of Jen’s latest book of poetry, “Bright Raft in the Afterweather,” Joy Harjo says,
“We are adrift in mythic waters that hold the possibility of rebirth even as they float the remains of human destruction. We could be in San Francisco, within the mythos of a painter’s creation, or walking a Greek island with time. Wherever we are in the poems, islands rise up of tremendous linguistic beauty, rendering hope from songs. The book is a bird flown free in the power of the winds.”
Jerry Ferraz and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck co-host.
An open mic follows the featured readers.
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