october, 2018

28oct2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedLive Poets Society OctoberA Readers Series with Poet Laureate Amy Glynn2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Series title: “Live Poets’ Society”
Papillon Cafe, Lafayette
Sunday 10/28, 2-4 pm

Episode 1: Fire

Guest readers: AJ Petersen and Susan Gubernat

AJ Petersen is the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships and other grants for research in creativity and cognitive science at universities in Hamburg, Berlin, and Vienna. She holds a PhD in comparative literature and an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa, where she taught creative writing, literary translation, and comparative arts in seven different departments. She has also taught in various other programs, including the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University and Indiana University-Bloomington. Her book of sonnets is forthcoming with the Petaluma-based FMRL collective.

Susan Gubernat’s second full-length poetry collection, The Zoo at Night, won the Prairie Schooner book award and was published in September 2017 by the University of Nebraska Press. Her first book of poems, Flesh (Helicon Nine Editions), won the Marianne Moore Prize; the chapbook Analog House, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle, Michigan Quarterly, The Pinch, PrairieSchooner, and Pleiades, among others. An opera librettist, (Korczak’s Orphans, composer: Adam Silverman) she is Professor Emerita in Cal State East Bay’s English Department where she founded the department’s Distinguished Writers Series, which she curates every other year, as well as the national literary magazine The Arroyo Literary Review. Gubernat received her MFA in poetry from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and has received numerous awards and fellowships, including artist’s grants from the states of New Jersey and New York. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Millay Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Amy Glynn’s second collection, Romance Language, is forthcoming from Measure Press in fall 2019.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm