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Mazza Writer in Residence Ari Banias and Brandon Som, at Medicine for Nightmares

Saturday, October 08, 2022
Event Time 03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. PT
Cost Free and open to the public
Location Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco
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  • This program also available via live-stream and at the same link after the event.
  • Masks are required for those attending in person.

Co-presented by The Poetry Center and Medicine for Nightmares.

Ari Banias is the author of A Symmetry (2021), winner of the 2021 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans & Gender Variant Literature, and Anybody (2016), both from W. W. Norton. Recent poems have appeared in bæst, Georgia Review, Hyperallergic, The Nation, The New Republic, Triple Canopy, Verse, Washington Square, and The Yale Review. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies including at Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, MacDowell, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Currently, Ari lives in Chicago.

Brandon Som is the author of The Tribute Horse (Nightboat Books), winner of the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the chapbook Babel's Moon (Tupelo Press). His new book Tripas is forthcoming with the University of Georgia Press in 2023. He lives on the unceded land of the Kumeyaay Nation and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of California San Diego. 

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