April is National Poetry Month! Come on over and enjoy a night of poetry with local authors Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Natalie Korman, Alexandra Mattraw, Alison Moncrieff, Kimberly Reyes, Cathryn Shea, and Elizabeth Horner Turner.
About the Poets:
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of the chapbooks Unseasonable Weather (dancing girl press) and Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press). Her work can be found in Granta, Indiana Review, Redivider, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Foglifter Press and lives in sunny Oakland, California.
Natalie Korman is a poet and writer. Heliotropics (dancing girl press, 2017) is her first chapbook. Natalie's poetry has also appeared in 99 Pine Street, Mouse Tales Press, Echoes, and Quarto, among others. An alumna of Barnard College, Natalie is the 2012 first-place winner of the college's Prescott Prize for Prose Writing. She is inspired by music, history, and human beings' tenuous relationship with the natural world. Originally from New York's Hudson Valley, she now resides in the Bay Area with her husband. For more about her work: nataliekorman.com
Alexandra Mattraw is a Berkeley poet and fourth generation native of Northern California. Her debut full-length book, small siren, is forthcoming in May through Brooklyn’s Cultural Society. Alexandra is also the author of four chapbooks, including flood psalm (2017) and in the way of harbors, both published with Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Fourteen Hills, The Poetry Project, VOLT, The Volta, and elsewhere. In Oakland, she curates an art centric writing and performance series called Lone Glen, now in its seventh year.
Alison Moncrieff paints, writes, and tends chickens & children in Oakland, California. She is the author of the chapbooks don draper checks the window (Dancing Girl Press, 2017) and Cherrystem (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The East Bay Review, Entropy, Rivet Journal, and Bay Area Generations.
Kimberly Reyes has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Columbia University, Callaloo, and the Prague Summer Program for Writers. Kimberly is a writer in residence at the Pacific Felt Factory and a co-founder of the Study Hall arts and activism fundraising initiative in San Francisco. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Time.com, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, Jane, Honey, NY1 News, and The Best American Poetry blog, among other places. Her poetry appears widely online and in journals, including The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, RHINO, Columbia Journal, Yemassee, New American Writing, Juked, Cosmonauts Avenue and Eleven Eleven. Her chapbook Warning Coloration is available from Dancing Girl Press.
Cathryn Shea’s recent chapbooks are My Heart is a Salt Mirror Like Salar de Uyuni (a micro-chapbook with Rinky Dink Press, 2018) and It’s Raining Lullabies (Dancing Girl Press, 2017). Her poetry was nominated for Best of the Net 2017 and recently appears in Tar River Poetry, Permafrost, and Tinderbox, among others. See www.cathrynshea.com and @cathy_shea on Twitter.
Elizabeth Horner Turner lives in San Francisco. Her poems have been published in magazines such as Burnside Review, Caketrain, Cutbank, Fairy Tale Review, Gulf Coast, and H_NGM_N, among others. She's been awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and was selected as a Poetry Scholar for the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. The Tales of Flaxie Char is her first chapbook. If you wish, you can find her on Twitter: @lhornert