VIDEO Mazza Writer in Residence Angel Dominguez and Ronaldo V. Wilson, at Alley Cat Bookshop

Saturday, October 16 - 7:00 pm PST
Alley Cat Bookshop & Gallery, 3036 24th Street (btwn Treat and Harrison), San Francisco
color photos of poets Angel Dominguez, looking into the trees + Ronaldo V. Wilson, performing a dance movement
Watch the unedited video before the finished program is posted at Poetry Center Digital Archive



Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation

Poet Angel Dominguez, as The Poetry Center's 7th Mazza Writer in Residence, was guest writer in classes across the SF State campus during the week of October 11, 2021. They also present two public events, the latter of these with poet-performer Ronaldo V. Wilson, in the welcoming gallery space at Alley Cat Bookshop in San Francisco's Mission District. The two poets and friends open with a conversation on their work, then proceed to an exchange of readings from each of their forthcoming books. The Mazza Residency is supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation.

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.

Interdisciplinary artist, poet and scholar Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, 2015), and Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018). Two books, Wilson’s Carmelina: Figures (Wendy’s Subway, 2021) and Virgil Kills: Stories (Nightboat Books, 2022), are forthcoming. He is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Kundiman, MacDowell, the Center for Art and Thought, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, among others.  Wilson is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at UC Santa Cruz, serving on the core faculty of the Creative Critical PhD Program, and principal faculty of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

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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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