Friday, April 12 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco
"...whatever you do don't
let the tongue slip
from its moorings
what's that song?
love lift us up where we belong
I ate the pill
and the pill was real"
Alli Warren, from "I Want to Thank the Wind Blows"
The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series continues in April with a double program featuring Feliz Lucia Molina, here from Chicago, along with the Bay Area's Alli Warren. Friday April 12, they will each read their own work at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. (The prior night, Thursday April 11, Feliz is reading then joining Alli and the audience in conversation, at The Poetry Center.) Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, both events are free and open to the public.
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.
Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised in a Filipino diaspora in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. 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. Molina 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
In Common Writers Series
Thursday APRIL 11
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, SF State, San Francisco
free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade