Geneva Chao and Mg Roberts

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photos of Geneva Chao and Mg Roberts
Geneva Chao and Mg Roberts read from their poetry. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Geneva Chao

Genève/Geneva Chao’s book one of us is wave one of us is shore (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2016) was a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. 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 translations of Gérard Cartier’s Tristran and Nicolas Tardy’s (with François Luong) Encrusted on the Living 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. Chao holds a Bachelor’s degree in French translation and literature from Barnard College and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from SF State.

Mg Roberts

Mg Roberts is a teacher, poet and multimedia artist. She is co-editing an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color, Responses, New Writing, Flesh. She is a Kelsey Street Press member and the Northern California Kundiman co-chair. Roberts lives in Oakland with her three daughters, two hens, Goldendoodle and geologist husband. Her second poetry collection, Anemal, Uter Meck, is forthcoming in 2017 from Black Radish Books.