Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday, March 31, art show at 5 p.m., reading at 6:30: Ally Harris, Louise Nayer, Alexandra Teague

Before the reading, the artists of the Switchyard Studios will be showing their work. Come enjoy some snacks and drinks and check out the art!

Louise Nayer has written two poetry collections, Keeping Watch (with funding from the NEA), The Houses are Covered in Sound and co-authored How to Bury a Goldfish. Burned: A Memoir was endorsed by Isabel Allende and the late Robert Creeley. The book was a finalist for the USA Book News Award, won the Wisconsin Library Association book award for 2011 and was listed in O Magazine. She is a retired Professor of English and Creative Writing at City College of San Francisco.

Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography (Persea 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD, Slate, The Seattle Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. She is Assistant Professor of Poetry at University of Idaho and an editor for Broadsided Press.

Ally Harris is the author of a chapbook of poems called Floor Baby, published by Dancing Girl Press. You can find other poems of hers at Agriculture Reader, Propeller Mag, interrupture, Poor Claudia, and Tarpaulin Sky's Chronic Content. She got her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop and currently lives in Portland, OR where she flips pizzas and tutors traditionally underrepresented youth at Student Alliance Project.