Mazza Writer in Residence Angel Dominguez and Ronaldo V. Wilson, in performance and in conversation

Saturday, October 16, 2021 (All day)
Time and location to be announced
color photos of poets Angel Dominguez + Ronaldo V. Wilson

Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation

  • This in-person event is free and open to the public; audience will be limited to half normal room capacity, and proof of vaccination and masks are required. Video of the event will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel. We welcome people with disabilities and want to do what we can to make the event accessible to you. Contact us in advance for reasonable accommodations. Media captioning will be available after the event at our YouTube channel.

Poet Angel Dominguez, as The Poetry Center's 7th Mazza Writer in Residence, will be guest writer in classes across the SF State campus though the week of October 11, 2021. They'll also be presenting two public events, the latter of these with poet-performer Ronaldo V. Wilson. Time and venue to be announced. 

Angel Dominguez is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Maya descent, born in Hollywood and raised in Van Nuys, CA, by their immigrant family. They’re the author of ROSESUNWATER (The Operating System, 2021) and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless, Infinite Light 2015). Angel earned a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. You can find Angel’s work online and in print in various publications. You can find Angel in the redwoods or ocean. Their third book, DESGRACIADO (the collected letters) is forthcoming with Nightboat Books in 2022.

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Prize, Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award n Poetry in 2010. His latest books are Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, 2015), finalist for a Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018). Also a mixed media artist, dancer, and performer, with poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Duriel E. Harris, Wilson cofounded the performance-based Black Took Collective. Wilson is currently an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and splits his time between Santa Cruz and Long Island, NY.

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Mazza Writer in Residence Angel Dominguez and Hannah Kezema, reading and in conversation
Thursday October 14, 1:00 pm at The Poetry Center, Humanities 512 

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