Poetry & Art Series 2012, Oct. 25, Steve Kowit, Sandra Alcosser, Camille Dungy, SDSU MFA Students
On Thursday, Oct. 25, Poetry & Art Series 2012 features Poetry International with special guests Steve Kowit, Sandra Alcosser and Camille Dungy. These renowned authors will read with select MFA students from SDSU. This arts and culture event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and live music, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, $5 at the door or bring wine to share and get in free.
Poetry International is an annual literary journal published by SDSU with Ilya Kaminsky as editor-in-chief.
Steve Kowit is the author of In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop, a go-to text for writing poetry. Kowit is a poet, essayist, teacher, and workshop facilitator. He is currently teaching MFA students at SDSU.
Sandra Alcosser’s poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Montana’s first poet laureate, Alcosser directs SDSU’s MFA in Creative Writing each fall and works with Poets House New York.
San Francisco State University Professor Camille Dungy is a two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award (2010 and 2011), a Silver Medal Winner in the California Book Award (2011), and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee (2010 and 2011). Her book Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011) won the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize.
Following the reading, there will be open mic for writers or painters who would like to share a few pieces of their work.
Writers/artists who would like to read on the open mic can sign up ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign in on the night of the show.