As a musician, Christian Kiefer has performed, collaborated, and recorded with some of the leading lights of the American independent rock and avant-garde sound communities and has been featured twice on NPR’s All Things Considered. As a poet, Kiefer has seen his work appear in Santa Monica Review, The Antioch Review, and Blackbird. He holds a PhD in American literature from UC Davis and teaches English at American River College. The result of Kiefer’s collaboration on a triple CD, Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 US Presidencies, has been used as a teaching aid in many American history classes. His new novel, The Infinite Tides, is making the rounds. Find out more about Christian Kiefer at http://xiankiefer.wordpress.com/.
Kiefer performed on January 20th, 2011.