3 poets, side by side, gardens behind first and third, blue-grey sky behind the second, with the third poet holding a peach

Eric Sneathen, Noah Ross, Violet Spurlock, reading and book party

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Event Time 02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. PT
Cost Free and open to the public
Location ATA (Artists Television Access), 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Contact Email poetry@sfsu.edu


The Poetry Center presents a reading and book party featuring new work by three Bay Area poets and poetry organizers, generative presences on the local scene and beyond. We are pleased, together with our friends at ATA (Artists' Television Access) on Valencia Street in San Francisco Mission District, to host the dream lineup of Eric Sneathen, Noah Ross, and Violet Spurlock. This event marks the first public readings from anticipated new books by Sneathen (Don't Leave Me This Way, Nightboat Books) and Spurlock (In Lieu of Solutions, Futurepoem).

This event is free and open to the public.

VIDEO for this program will be posted after editing at Poetry Center Digital Archive.

Eric Sneathen is a poet and queer literary historian living in Oakland. He is the author of Snail Poems (2016) and Don’t Leave Me This Way (2023). With Lauren Levin, he edited Honey Mine (2021), the selected fictions of Camille Roy.

Noah Ross is a poet in the East Bay, the author of The Dogs (Krupskaya, 2024), Active Reception (Nightboat Books, 2021), and Types (Nion Editions, 2021). Noah edits Baest: a journal of queer forms & affects.

Violet Spurlock is a writer living in the Bay Area. Her first full-length collection, In Lieu of Solutions, received the Other Futures Award and is forthcoming from Futurepoem. She is also the author of Alloyed Bliss (Eyelet, 2021) and VS VS VS (GaussPDF, 2021). 


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