Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University
"PLEASE CREMATE ME WITH THIS BOOK!!
(I mean when it's actually time to cremate me for cripes sake!!)
These are poems to take to the other world.
Just can't go without them."
—CAConrad on Feliz Lucia Molina's Undercastle
The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series continues in April with a double program featuring Feliz Lucia Molina, here from Chicago, reading and conversing with Alli Warren at The Poetry Center. The following evening, Friday April 12, the two of them will each read their own work at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, both events are free and open to the public.
Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised in a Filipino diaspora in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. In the early 1980s to the mid 2000s, her family operated board-and-care homes for adults with emotional and mental health issues and cognitive and physical disabilities. During this time, she was first exposed to this type of care work in the context of a shared home. She is a master's candidate in clinical social work at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. After having trained as a clinical case worker for a housing program in 2017-2018, she is presently training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at a community mental health center in Chicago.
She holds a BA in Writing & Literature and minor in Religious Studies from Naropa University, MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University, and is a PhD (ABD) candidate at European Graduate School. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos, and UC San Diego. She is the author of Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), a co-author, with Ben Segal and Brett Zehner, of The Wes Letters (Outpost19), and the chapbook Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press). Roulette is forthcoming from Make Now Books. She can be found at felizluciamolina.com
Alli Warren is the author of I Love It Though (Nightboat), which was nominated for the California Book Award. Other recent publications include Little Hill (The Elephants), Moveable C (Push Press), Don’t Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights), which was nominated for the California Book Award and won the Poetry Center Book Award. Her writing has been published in many venues, including Harpers, Poetry, Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail, and Feminist Formations. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.
In Common Writers Series
Friday APRIL 12
7:00 pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco
free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center