9th Ave: Sara Mumolo and Caroline O'Connor Thomas

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.


Sara Mumolo and Caroline O'Connor Thomas read from their latest poetry collections, Day Counter and Unusual Light Source.


Sara Mumolo’s previous book is Mortar. Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Action Yes, Entropy, Lana Turner, PEN Poetry Series, Typo, and Volt, among others. She serves as the associate director for the MFA in Creative Writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California.


Caroline O'Connor Thomas is a writer currently residing in the Bay Area. Originally from the east coast, Caroline obtained her BA in English from the University of Southern Maine. In 2012 she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she attended St. Mary's College of California, receiving her MFA in Poetry in 2014. Following graduation, she attended the Tin House Summer Workshop as one of their 2014 Poetry Scholars. Caroline's poetry & other writing has appeared in a number of publications. Her first chapbook Unusual Light Source is forthcoming from White Stag Publishing in Fall 2018. 

On Unusual Light Source:

The intensity, wild precision, humor, fierce intelligence, and original thinking of these poems is stunning. These are the knockout poems of a new surrealist, continually rediscovering the old lesson that her world is equally as interesting as her imagination, and language itself. In love and despair and hope this poet careens from experience to experience, and we get to ride along, a great vertiginous privilege. Buy and treasure this book: it is the herald of an important new voice in American poetry. 

-Matthew Zapruder, author of Why Poetry


Day Counter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632430601
Published: Omnidawn - October 30th, 2018

Sometimes collage essay, sometimes daybook, sometimes poetry, Day Counter offers snapshots of daily life—at home, in the workplace, and within the societal (often politically-charged) meeting-grounds we all navigate—that contemplates concepts of naming, distance between speaker and experience, and dissonance of reality through a vernacular directness that is underwired with formal control.

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