Poetry Center Book Award reading: Alli Warren and Laura Moriarty

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:30 pm
Photo of Alli Warren
Poetry Center Book Award winner Alli Warren reads with award judge Laury Moriarty. Warren is being honored for her 2013 collection Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Spotlight Series). In her judge's statement, Moriarty writes: "As Warren teaches herself how to live her life in her work she questions yours and ours. She finds new ways to undermine the expected while allowing you to go forward." Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archive
The Poetry Center
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Alli Warren

Warren was born where the Santa Ana winds blow, and has lived in the Bay Area since 2005, or 2001 if Santa Cruz counts. The author of many chapbooks, including Grindin’, Acting OutWell-Meaning White Girl and Cousins, she formerly co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand, has contributed to SFMOMA’s Open Space and co-edits the Poetic Labor Project.

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty earned a degree in social work before returning for her Master of Arts in creative writing at University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and is now a professor of creative writing at University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and is at work on her next novel.