Please join us for an afternoon of tea and poetry with Kathleen McClung and Jennifer Arin!
Kathleen McClung is the author of Almost the Rowboat (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in Mezzo Cammin, Unsplendid, Ekphrasis, The Healing Muse, PMS: poemmemoirstory, A Bird Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2013 California State Poetry Society contest, she also received first prize in the 2013 Bay Area Poets Coalition contest (Mini category) and three prizes in the 2013 Ina Coolbrith Circle contest. She has been a finalist for the Morton Marr Poetry Prize and the Robert Frost Award. She serves as the sonnet sponsor/judge for the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition and is a reviewer for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries. She teaches at Skyline College and the Writing Salon.
Jennifer Arin was born and raised in New York, worked for four years in France, and has lived for many years now in San Francisco. She is the author of the poetry book Ways We Hold, and her poems and essays have been published in both the U.S. and Europe, including in The AWP Writer's Chronicle, Virgin Atlantic Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gastronomica, Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, ZYZZYVA, Lucero, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among many others. She also has done poetry segments for the television programs Henry's Garden and KRON 4 Weekend Morning News (KRON-TV, San Francisco). Arin's awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a PEN Writer's Fund grant, Poets & Writers' Writers-On-Site residency, the Prix Poésie de Paris Ouest, and funding from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for collaborative research for, and editing of, a book about Spain's Civil War. She teaches in the English Department at San Francisco State University.
A book selling and signing will take place after the readings.