Postmodern poetry fest on Oct. 15
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A postmodern American poetry fest offering an unusual array of literary voices will be staged at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University as part of the Writers at Sonoma series. 

Celebrating W.W. Norton’s second edition of its “Postmodern American Poetry” anthology, the Oct. 15 event includes short readings by 16 poets whose works are included in the collection. The evening is designed to be a sampling of a wide range of work from poets Will Alexander, Maxine Chernoff, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley (SSU Professor of Creative Writing),Clark Coolidge, Kathleen Fraser. C.S. Giscombe, Lyn Hejinian, Andrew Joron, Joseph Lease, Michael McClure, Laura Moriarty, Rusty Morrison, Stephen Ratcliffe, Elizabeth Robinson and Aaron Shurin.

A discussion with anthology editor and poet Paul Hoover and poet Lyn Hejinian precedes the reading from 5-6 p.m. in Schulz 3001. Scholar, writer, and SSU English professor Anne Goldman facilitates the discussion.

 Writers at Sonoma presents a second event of the fall semester with prize-winning science writer Katy Butler, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Weill Hall. Butler’s work often combines memoir and investigative reporting. She came to widespread national attention in 2010 when her essay, “What Broke My Father's Heart: How a Pacemaker Wrecked Our Family's Life,” was published in 2010 in the New York Times Magazine.

Her new book is “Knocking On Heaven's Door: Our Parents, Their Doctors, and a Better Way of Death.” 

For more details, call Conoley at (707) 664-3919 or email 

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