F157. Dwelling on the Edge: New California Writing 2013, Heyday/California Legacy

Room LL5, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Culturally and geologically, California rests on shifting ground. This third annual anthology continues asking what is unique in California literature by assembling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from publications large and small. What emerges reveals the proximity of Latin America and Asia, whose cultures clash and mix with those of Europe and Africa in ruthless and enchanting landscapes that render people as nowhere else. Join renowned contributors reading from and discussing this anthology.



Kirk Glaser is co-editor of the anthology, New California Writing, 2013. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in the Threepenny Review, Cerise Press, and the Cortland Review. He teaches at Santa Clara University and serves as advisor to the Santa Clara Review.

Juan Velasco published his first novel, Enamorado, in Spain in 2000. Other publications include the DVD poetry, Call Me When I Am Gone (2008) and Massacre of the Dreamers (2011). He recently finished White One Death (2013).

Zara Raab's books are Swimming the Eel and The Book of Gretel. Rumpelstiltskin, or What’s in a Name, a finalist for the Dana Award, will be published later this year, along with Fracas & Asylum. She is a contributing editor to Poetry Flash and the Redwood Coast Review.

Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography, winner of Persea’s 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award, and The Wise and Foolish Builders, forthcoming in 2015. She is assistant professor of poetry at University of Idaho and an editor for Broadsided Press.

Stephen D. Gutierrez is the author of Elements and Live from Fresno y Los, for which he received the Nilon Award and an American Book Award, respectively. He teaches at California State University, East Bay.


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