POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, July 15th – 7-9 pm
Poets David Holper and Jennifer Foerster
open mic follows
David Holper is a performing poet and Professor of English at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. He recently published his second book of poems, The Bridge, with (Sequoia Song Publishing). Many of the poems in that collection have already been published, and a number of have won prizes. Times Standard article, April 5, 2019
Jennifer Elise Foerster is an alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship (2017), a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship (2014), and was a Robert Frost Fellow in Poetry at Breadloaf (2017) and a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford (2008-2010). She has also received fellowships to attend Soul Mountain Retreat, Caldera Arts, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, she teaches at the IAIA MFA Low-Residency Program, and co-directs For Girls Becoming, an arts mentorship program for Mvskoke youth in Oklahoma. Jennifer is the author of Leaving Tulsa, (2013) and Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018), both published by the University of Arizona Press. This spring, she will be completing her PhD in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver. Jennifer grew up living internationally and now lives in San Francisco.
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