BACK ROOM LIVE ! SATURDAY NIGHT ! September 27th 2008 ! Javier O. Huerta ! Jenny Drai ! Stephen Vincent ! Sarah Garrigan ! Mc NALLY'S IRISH PUB 7pm !
Javier O. Huerta's debut collection *Some Clarifications y otros poemas* (Arte Publico 2007) received the 31st Chicano/Latino Literary Prize from UC Irvine. New work has appeared in *Achiote Seeds*, *In the Grove*, and *Palabra*. He is currently a contributing writer for the Poetry Foundation's *Harriet* blog. He lives in Oakland and studies in Berkeley.
Sarah Garrigan is a student at the University of California at Berkeley working towards a degree in English. She is currently on the editorial board for the Berkeley Poetry Review and enjoys wandering around San Francisco, drinking chai lattes, and listening to jazz while attempting to write papers.
Jenny Drai keeps telling everyone she was raised by wolves, but actually she grew up in a bungalow. Good times. Her poetry is forthcoming in Court Green and has appeared in 580 Split, Five Fingers Review, Sorry for Snake, and Spinning Jenny, as well as the Back Room Live anthology. She also has translations of Rilke published in a Bartlett's anthology. The wolves were actually her babysitters and taught her how to write. Also, they let her stay up past her bedtime sometimes and drink sodapop. Thank you.
Poet and Artist Stephen Vincent lives in San Francisco where he leads walking and writing workshops. Recent poems and reviews appear in Kadar Koli, 26, New American Poetry (2008), Big Bridge, and Galatea Resurrects, with soon forthcoming work in Vanitas, Crayon and Jacket. He is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently Walking Theory (Junction Press: 2007). The Braunstein Gallery (San Francisco) will exhibit his haptic works in Jan/Feb 2009. His blog of poems, photographs, haptics and commentary is found at http://stephenvincent.net/blog/
LIFE LONG PRESS ! OAKLAND ! SEPTEMBER ! 2008
Saturday October 25th Guest Curator and M.C. CRAIG PEREZ w/ writers STEPHANIE YOUNG, MARGARET RHEE, FRANCOIS LOUNG, JONNY HERNANDEZ!
There will be no reading the last Saturday of November!
Saturday December 6th Back Room Live Two Year Anniversary and Life-long Press Publication Event w/ JANE MILLER, BRIAN TEARE, CHRIS STROFFOLINO, HARMONY HOLIDAY, and issues of /BRL Editors Choice Edition/!!!