Poetry Reading with Katie Peterson and Meagen Youngdahl

Thursday, February 19th at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, February 19th at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis for a Poetry Night Reading Series performance by Katie Peterson and Meagen Youngdahl.

Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson’s lyric poems explore interior and exterior landscapes, exposure, and shelter. Peterson’s debut poetry collection, This One Tree (2006), was awarded the New Issues Poetry Prize by judge William Olson. She is the author of two other collections of poetry, The Accounts (2013) and Permission (2013), with The Accounts winning the Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas in 2014. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo. Her poems have recently appeared in Third Coast, Zyzzyva, GREY, and West Branch.

Peterson earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a Doctorate in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard. She has taught at Bennington College, Tufts University, and Deep Springs College. She now lives in Woodland, California, after recently joining the English Department at the University of California, Davis. A frequent collaborator with her partner, the photographer Young Suh, Peterson is currently at work on a movie about donkeys. You can find out more about Katie at http://katiepeterson.org.

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Meagen Youngdahl received her BA in English and Film Studies from UC Berkeley, where she also studied Scandinavian literature and translation. Her creative work has appeared in several journals, including the American River Review, and her translations of poems by Tomas Tranströmer were included in the inaugural issue of Alchemy. She is currently a graduate student in the creative writing MA program at UC Davis, where she teaches a class on short fiction.

The featured poets will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

Hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, the Poet Laureate of Davis, The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. We hope to see you there!

Who: Katie Peterson and Meagen Youngdahl

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, February 19th, 8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

Media Contact: Andy Jones

aojones@gmail.com

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

http://katiepeterson.org/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/798505026892973

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Thursday, February 5th at 8 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery

Indigo Moor!

Please join us at 8pm on Thursday, February 5th at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis for a Poetry Night Reading Series performance by Sacramento poet and playwright Indigo Moor.

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Working across multiple genres, Indigo Moor has published poetry, fiction, and stage plays that have earned him many awards and a devoted local following. His poetry book The Stonecutter’s Window was awarded the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, and Tap-Root was included in Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. Other noteworthy accomplishments include finalist finishes for the T.S. Eliot Prize, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, Saturnalia First Book Award, Naomi Long Madgett Book Award, and WordWorks Prize. His short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet all debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. His stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and is being made into a full-length film.

A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program, Moor is a member of the Artist’s Residency Institute for Teaching Artists as well as an active musician and photographer. He has collaborated with the Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Festival, The Livermore Ekphrastic Project, as well as the Davis Jazz Arts Festival. In addition to his many accomplishments, Indigo provides workshops in cross-genre writing as well as mentoring and manuscript consultation.

The featured poet will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List. Copies of Moor’s books will be available for sale at the Gallery.

The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair. We hope to see you there!

Who: Indigo Moor

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series

When: Thursday, February 5th, 8pm

Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

www.poetryindavis.com

www.indigomoor.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/738557729584751/

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Lauren Swift and Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes and Lauren Swift

Poetry Night with Emily Wallis Hughes and Lauren Swift

Please join us at 8 PM on Thursday, January 15th, at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis) for Poetry Night featuring Lauren Swift and Emily Wallis Hughes.

A poet in the MA Program in Creative Writing at UC DavisLauren Swift earned her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and English literature, also from UC Davis, in 2011. Since then Swift has worked as a writer and editor on a wide range of projects, including poetry anthologies, travelogues, corporate guidebooks, and advocacy materials for adult education programs. She is the former Poetry Editor of Nameless Magazine. Find out more about Lauren at http://www.laurenswift.com.

Emily Wallis Hughes grew up in Agua Caliente, California, a small town in the Sonoma Valley.  Her poems have been published in Gigantic Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review, and have been anthologized in Burning the Little Candle by Ad Lumen Press. She earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Creative Writing and English from the University of California, Davis, and taught at American River College and Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California before moving to New York City.

A Writers in the Public Schools Fellow at New York University, Hughes works for the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in partnership with the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she is currently studying and writing. She lives in Brooklyn. Find out more about Emily at http://emilywallishughes.com.

The featured poets will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List. You are also encouraged to see the event page on Facebook to see who else plans to attend.

The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Hosted by Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, and produced by an army of interns, Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair.

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series featuring Lauren Swift and Emily Wallis Hughes

When: Thursday, January 15th at 8 PM

Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

http://www.poetryindavis.com/

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The Sable and Quill Authors from Sacramento!

 

Please join us at 8 PM this Thursday, December 4th, at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis) for Poetry Night featuring Jennifer O’Neill Pickering and the Sable and Quill Writers from Sacramento.

 

Enjoy an evening of spoken word by writers, all of them also visual artists, who have contributed to the Sable & Quill Anthology. The lineup includes Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Kimberly White, Trina L. Drotar, Ann Privateer, Jeanine Stevens, Bethanie Humphreys, Frank Andrick, Jeanine Stevens and Sandy Thomas. The Sable and Quill Anthology was compiled and edited by Jennifer O’Neill Pickering and funded with a grant from The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. The book will be available for purchase; it includes the writers’ art accompanied by their writing.

 

The featured poets will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

 

The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair.

 

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series featuring the Sable and Quill Writers

When: Thursday, December 4th at 8 PM

Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

 

http://www.poetryindavis.com/

 

http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com/quill-and-sable-writers/

 

 

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Please join us at 8 PM this Thursday, November 20th, at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis) for Poetry Night featuring the poets Judith Rose and Betsy Rosenberg.

 

One of Israel’s most sought-after English translators and poets, Betsy Rosenberg has been a resident of Israel since 1967. A poet, musician, and translator, Rosenberg studied at the Hebrew University and the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Winner of the Marshall Award for Translation of Children’s Literature in 2000, Rosenberg has given her papers to Indiana University, home of the recently established “Betsy Rosenberg Archives,” a collection of her works created for scholars to study the different aspects of translation. She has translated works by Israeli authors David Grossman, Aharon Appelfeld, Gabriel Preil, Miron C. Izakson and others.

 

Gabriel Levin says, “Betsy Rosenberg enchants and unsettles in poems that read like oracles syncopated with a variety of styles, from Persian moosiqi to Gilbert and Sullivan and jazz. Lyrical intimations, kabbalistic and biblical, classical Greek or Chinese sustain her night vigils and travels through time and space, reminding us that Jerusalem, the contentious city in which she lives, can become, like her poetry, a locus of mysterious concatenations and ever more vivid amazement.”

 

Rosenberg’s Selected Poems, titled A Future More Vivid has just been published this month (November, 2014) by The Sheep Meadow Press.

 

UC Davis alumna Judith Rose has published poetry and fiction in many of the top literary journals, including Calyx, The Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, the Iowa Review and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Living in St. Helena, California, Rose published her poetry book Walking the Minefield through Finishing Line Press in 2012. The title of the collection reflects her experience of walking behind her son through a minefield in Cambodia. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and UC Davis emeritus professor Gary Snyder wrote of this volume, “A remarkable collection, deeply lived. And many living beings: small, diverse, intense, invoked along the way.”

 

Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones has known Rose for more than 20 years, and knows her to be a sensitive and eloquent poet. Please join us in hearing from these two talented authors.

 

The featured poets will perform starting at 8 PM. The open mic will begin at 9 PM, and the after-party at de Vere’s Irish Pub will start at 10 PM. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic List.

 

The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursday of every month. Poetry Night at the John Natsoulas Gallery is an entirely volunteer-run affair.

 

What: The Poetry Night Reading Series features Betsy Rosenberg and Judith Rose

 

When: Thursday, November 20th at 8 PM

 

Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery (521 First Street, Davis)

 

The John Natsoulas Gallery – (530) 756-3938

 

http://www.poetryindavis.com/

 

 

 

P.S. Future Poetry Night performers include the Sable and Quill poets on December 4th.

 

Betsy Rosenberg and Judith Rose

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