Californians, hark! On June 6, our esteemed poetry ed., Don Bogen, returneth to Berkeley. Don is a Cal graduate himself, and he is skulking back to what he terms “the scene of the crime” to host yet another event in our Greetings from Cincinnati series. For those unfamiliar, this is a stealth operation whereby we infiltrate cities near and far (mostly far) to stage surprise literary gatherings that are sort of like poetry explosions, only without the fire and smoke and, actually, without the element of surprise—because we are telling you about it now.
Our Berkeley edition will take place at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, which must be an amazing place, because every time we google it, McAfee warns us it is a DANGEROUS SITE. Well, poetry explosions do happen there. Or one will happen, anyway, on Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. We leave you with a list of the combustible contributors that will be poetically present that fine eve:
Geoffrey Brock is the author of Weighing Light: Poems, the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of several books from Italian. His versions of twelve poems by Patrizia Cavalli appeared in CR 9.1 (Summer 2012), and two of his own poems appeared in CR 2.2 (Winter 2005). He teaches at Arkansas.
Randall Mann’s third poetry collection, Straight Razor, is forthcoming from Persea Books in October 2013. His work has appeared in the Winter 2011 and Winter 2013 issues of CR. He lives in San Francisco.
D. A. Powell is the author of five books of poetry. Prizes for his work include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the California Book Award, and, for his most recent book Useless Landscape or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012), the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has poems in the Summer 2008 and Summer 2010 issues of CR.
Mira Rosenthal is the author of The Local World, which won the Wick Poetry Prize, and the translator of two volumes by Polish poet Tomasz Rozcyki, most recently his sonnet cycle Colonies. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the PEN Translation Fund, the Fulbright Commission, and the ACLS. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Slate, A Public Space, and The Cincinnati Review (Winter 2009, Winter 2011). She is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford.
Kathleen Winter’s poems appeared in CR in 2007, 2008, and 2010 (Issues 4.1, 5.2, 7.2). Her book Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press, 2012) won the Antivenom Poetry Prize, as well as the 2013 Bob Bush Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for Best First Book of Poems. Winter’s poems also were published by Tin House, The New Republic, Agni, and Field. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.