New Creative Writing Professor Andrew Joron to Read at Poetry Center

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- SF State welcomed Joron as an assistant professor to the Creative Writing Department this fall. Joron said he knew the University was a good place to join. “The program is nationally recognized, and it has deep roots in the poetry scene in the Bay Area,” Joron said. “It just feels natural for me.” Joron has contributed to the poetry world with numerous books and poems. One of his latest books, “The Cry at Zero,” was recognized by Publisher’s Weekly, which called Joron, “among the most uncompromising, far-reaching, and underappreciated poets writing today.” Maxine Chernoff, chair of the Creative Writing Department, received an application from Joron after a nationwide search for someone with a specialty in poetry. “I did know him a little from the Bay Area poetry scene and have always liked his interesting and complex poetry,” Chernoff said. “It is wonderful that he has three other areas beyond poetry that we also teach and hope to expand.”