Poets Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Nicole Callihan, and Gillian Conoley will read from their work
Join us Friday, February 2nd, at 6 p.m. with poets Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Nicole Callihan, and Gillian Conoley who will read from their work.
Iris Jamahl Dunkle is an award-winning writer. Her work challenges the Western myth of progress by examining the devastating impact that agriculture and over-population have had, and continue to have, on the North American West. Taking an ecofeminist bent, her writing also challenges the American West’s male-oriented recorded history by researching the lives of women. Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is the Poetry and Translation Director of the Napa Valley Writers' Conference.
Nicole Callihan writes poems and stories. Her most recent book, This Strange Garment, navigates her 2020 breast cancer diagnosis and was published by Terrapin Books in March 2023. She is also the founder and curator of Braving the Body, a year-long collaboration with Thomas Dooley’s Poetry Well which invites poets to reflect on embodied experience and includes workshops, ekphrastic experiences, and the Braving the Body anthology. The winner of an Alma Award, her book, SLIP, will be published by Saturnalia Poetry in spring 2025. Find out more at www.nicolecallihan.com.
A poet, editor, and translator, Gillian Conoley is the author of ten critically acclaimed collections of poetry, including her most recent Notes from the Passenger (Nightboat Books, 2023), currently short-listed for the California Independent Bookseller’s Golden Poppy Award. Often comprising narrative, lyric, and fragmented forms, her work takes up an inquiry into spirit and matter, the individual and the state. A long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she is editor of VOLT magazine. Her translations of three books by Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, appearing in English for the first time, is with City Lights. https://www.gillianconoley.com