This event will be held at our Clement street location.
Please join us on Clement street on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome poets Kathleen Winter and Gregory Mahrer to read their work!
Praise for I will not kick my friends:
"Winter (Nostalgia for the Criminal Past) conducts a wide-ranging, expansive inquiry into her aesthetic sensibility, poetic roots, and the inevitable contradictions that occur within an artistic genealogy. This “strange dream” of a collection functions as a book-length sequence of persona-driven lyrics, in voices that include Biblical Eve’s paradisiacal deliberations, Arthur Rimbaud’s wild flights of the imagination, and Sylvia Plath’s articulate and prescient feminism. The end result is an incisive commentary on poetry as a kind of mythology, the Western canon revealed as a problematic historical document that nonetheless assumes an otherworldly grandeur." — Publisher's Weekly
Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends (2018), winner of the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, winner of the 2013 Bob Bush Memorial Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Her poems appear in journals including Tin House, The New Statesman, AGNI, The New Republic, Poetry London and Prairie Schooner. She was awarded fellowships at the Dora Maar House, James Merrill House, Dobie Paisano Ranch and Vermont Studio Center. She won the 2016 Poetry Society of America The Writer/Emily Dickinson Award. Winter teaches at Sonoma State and Santa Rosa Junior College.
Gregory Mahrer’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The New England Review, The Indiana Review, Green Mountains Review, Volt, Colorado Review and elsewhere. In 2014 his poem, Refrain, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a special mention. His collection A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent won the 2016 POL prize from Fordham University Press. He lives and works in rural Northern California and Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Kathleen Winter was born in McAllen, Texas. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The New Republic, Field, The Cincinnati Review and other journals. Her awards include fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Virginia G. Piper Center, and the Prague Summer Program. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin; Boston College; the University of California, Davis, School of Law; and Arizona State University. Winter lives with her husband in Sonoma County, California, and teaches writing at the University of San Francisco.