Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Truong Tran, Judy Roitman, Stanley Lombardo & Allegra Chabay

will be reading on

June 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Truong Tran is a poet and visual artist. His publications include The Book of Perceptions, Placing The Accents, dust and conscience (awarded the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Prize in 2002), within the margin and Four Letter Words. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including two San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Grants in poetry, The Arts Council of Silicon Valley Grant, The California Arts Council Grant, The Creative Work Fund Grant, The Fund For Poetry Grant and most recently The SF Arts Commission Grant in Visual Arts. Truong lives in San Francisco in an apartment at the corner of Haight and Ashbury that is rumored to be the former home of Janis Joplin.

Judith Roitman's No Face: Selected and New Poems came out in 2008 from First Intensity Press. Her work has appeared in the journals First Intensity, Spectaculum, FO A RM, Black Spring, Bird Dog, the anthology 31 (from Crane's Bill Books), and online in Locus Point, among other places.

Stanley Lombardo is notorious for his translations of epic and other poetry — Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Inferno and even Sappho. He grew up in New Orleans, studied in Texas, and lives in Kansas.

Allegra Chabay was raised between a city of outlaws and a city of coal and ash. She lives and learns, and currently teaches in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. She sometimes dreams of living on a mango farm near a large body of warm salt water, and intends to learn to play the harmonium this summer.

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