VIDEO + AUDIO Geneva Chao and Mg Roberts, reading and in conversation

Thursday, October 27 - 7:00 pm PS to 8:30 pm PST
The Poetry Center, HUM 512
Geneva and Mg

Full-program video: Geneva Chao and Mg Roberts: October 27, 2016
Video highlight clips: Mg Roberts reads from "Uter" | Geneva Chao reads "Mea Culpa Forever" from Hillary Is Dreaming

Genève/Geneva Chao has a B.A. In French Translation and Literature from Barnard College and an MA/MFA from San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program. Her poems and translations have been published in Boxkite, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, (Satellite) Telephone, n/a literary journal, New American Writing, DIAGRAM, the L.A. Telephone Book, and others. Her book one of us is wave one of us is shore (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2016) was also a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Her translations of Gérard Cartier’s Tristran and Nicolas Tardy’s Encrusted on the Living (with François Luong) have appeared from [lx] press, where she is an editor. She has twice been a Tamaas resident for work on the intersectionality of language/poetry and dance/the body. Her book Hillary Is Dreaming is forthcoming from Make Now Books.
Mg Roberts is a teacher, poet, and multimedia artist. She's currently co-editing an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color entitled Responses, New Writing, Flesh. She is a Kelsey Street Press member and the Northern California Kundiman co-chair. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters, two hens, goldendoodle, and geologist husband. Her book of poetry, not so, sea, was published by Durga Press in 2014. and her second poetry collection, Anemal, Uter Meck is forthcoming in 2017 from Black Radish Books.


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