Join Poecology contributors for a lively reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center on February 25th, 2013 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Featuring writers Evan Winchester, Tess Taylor, Tim Kahl, harold terezón, Murray Silverstein, Sharon Coleman, Keely Hyslop, Sarah Ciston, and Kristi Moos.
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Evan Winchester is originally from Sacramento, where he once worked for California State Parks. He now lives in Oakland. Last spring, he completed an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Since 2008, he has produced theater in the Bay Area with PianoFight Productions and his sketch comedy group Mission CTRL, including last summer’s ballet horror comedy, Duck Lake. Tweet at him @HeyMissionCTRL.

Tess Taylor grew up in El Cerrito, California, and holds graduate degrees in writing from New York University and Boston University. Her chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker. She was the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Fellow in Lenox, Massachusetts. After 17 years away, she lives again in El Cerrito. Her book of poems, The Forage House, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press.

harold terezón was born in East L.A. and raised in Pacoima, California. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. He was awarded the PEN USA Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2006. His work has appeared in Blue Print Review, Amistad, Strange Cargo: An Emerging Voices Anthology, Rushing Waters Rising Dreams: How the Arts are Transforming a Community, Puerto del Sol, among others. harold is a Teaching Artist for WritersCorps where he teaches poetry at a middle school and high school in San Francisco. He often returns to the Salvadoran Corridor in Los Angeles to remind students about the importance of poetry, community, and higher education. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry, 13816 Judd St.
Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (Word Tech, 2009) and The Century of Travel (Word Tech, forthcoming). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center. He currently houses his father’s literary estate—one volume: Robert Gerstmann’s book of photos of Chile, 1932.

Sarah Ciston runs, an editing and design studio that helps independent authors and publishers go rogue. She is managing editor of the small-batch literary magazine We Still Like, and her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Arroyo Review, Poecology, and Invisible City Audio Tours.


Murray Silverstein’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in RATTLE, West Marin Review, RUNES, Nimrod, Connecticut Review, ZYZZYVA, Fourteen Hills, Pembroke Magazine, Elysian Fields and other journals. His first book of poems, Any Old Wolf (Sixteen Rivers Press), received the 2007 Independent Publisher medal for poetry. Also for Sixteen Rivers Press, Silverstein served as executive editor for the anthology, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. His poems have recently appeared in Chapter & Verse, Poems of Jewish Identity (Conflux Press), and a second collection, Master of Leaves will be published by Sixteen Rivers in 2014. A practicing architect and co-author of four books about architecture, including A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press), Silverstein lives in Oakland, California.


Sharon Coleman is a fifth generation Californian and has a penchant for learning languages and word roots.  Her poems and blink fiction are scattered generously across paper journals and electronic ones, including Poecology. Her chapbook Half Circle comes out in 2013 from Finishing Line Press. Richard Silberg says of it: “I see two facets in these poems. One is a haunting, dreamlike symbolism that melds animal and human, vegetal and human, that slips between worlds, linguistic and material, living and dead. The other is narrative, its stories hard-edged, sparely told, that keep twisting suggestively in the mind once read.” She’s also writes for Poetry Flash, is a member of the Northern California Book Reviewers, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart and the Micro Awards.


Kristi Moos is the editor of Poecology. She is the author of Oakland Poems (Deep Oakland Editions 2010) which won the Harold Taylor Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; Prairie Schooner; Denver Quarterly; New American Writing; Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University.

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