Join us for an evening with poets Karen Kevorkian and Richard Bailey.
Karen Kevorkian has recently published two poetry collections, Lizard Dream (What Books Press) and White Stucco Black Wing (Red Hen Press). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several anthologies and journals including Fiction International, Poetry International, Quarterly West, Witness, Volt, Shenandoah, and the Michigan Quarterly, Massachusetts, Antioch, Virginia Quarterly, Agni, Hayden’s Ferry, Los Angeles, and the Mississippi reviews. Educated at the universities of Texas, Virginia, and Utah, she now teaches creative writing in the English department at UCLA and before that in the creative writing program at the University of Virginia. For several years she edited and produced exhibition catalogues for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has been awarded fellowships from the Wurlitzer, Ucross, Djerassi, and Millay foundations and the MacDowell Colony.
Richard Bailey’s poetry collection REVIVAL was awarded Finalist for the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. His poems have appeared in several journals, including The Madison Review, Mudfish, and Whiskey Island Magazine. His play A SHIP OF HUMAN SKIN was a Finalist at Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival, 2012, and Semifinalist at The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2012, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, 2012. His short films have shown in festivals across the country, including SXSW, Black Maria, FOCUS, Social Outcast, Wildcatter Exchange, and at Anthology Film Archives in NYC.