VIDEO + AUDIO Julia Bloch and erica lewis, reading and in conversation

Thursday, October 6 - 7:00 pm PS to 8:30 pm PST
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University
Julia and Erica

View Julia Bloch and erica lewis, reading and in conversation
Highlight video clips:
Julia Bloch reads from Like Fur | erica lewis reads "have i been away too long"

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia. She is the author of two books of poetry, Letters to Kelly Clarkson, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and Valley Fever, both from Sidebrow Books, and of several chapbooks, most recently Hollywood Forever (Little Red Leaves Textile Series) and Like Fur (Essay Press). Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Volta, Journal of Modern Literature, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in poetry at Mills College and a PhD in literature at the University of Pennsylvania; awards and honors include the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and the William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry. For two years she taught literature at the Bard College MAT program in Delano, California, and now lives in Philadelphia, where she coedits Jacket2 and directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist and curates the john oates house reading series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various online and print anthologies and journals. Books include the precipice of jupiter, camera obscura (both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein) and murmur in the inventory. daryl hall is my boyfriend, book one in the box set trilogy, is just out from Barrelhouse; mary wants to be a superwoman, book two, is forthcoming from Jack White’s Third Man Books in 2017. She is currently writing book three, based upon the music of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Recent chapbooks include publications from Belladonna and Lame House Press; chapbooks are forthcoming in 2016 from Lark Books and After Hours/The Song Cave. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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