Poetry Reading and Publishing Panel Featuring Northern California Poets

Poetry Reading

Award-winning northern California poets Indigo Moor, Kathleen McClung, and Robert Eastwood will read from their recent and forthcoming books and discuss their paths to publishing poetry collections. Books will be available for purchase. 

Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor is also a scriptwriter and author. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. His second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, won Northwestern University Press’s Cave Canem prize. As with Tap-Root, Indigo’s 2017 release, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers, is an Editor’s Select choice from Main Street Rag.  Indigo teaches at the Stonecoast MFA Program, where he graduated in 2012 with an MFA in poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting.

Kathleen McClung is the author of two poetry collections, The Typists Play Monopoly (2018) and Almost the Rowboat (2013). Her work appears widely in journals and anthologies including Mezzo Cammin, Unsplendid, Naugatuck River Review, Peacock Journal, The MacGuffin, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, and elsewhere. Winner of the Rita Dove, Morton Marr, Shirley McClure, and Maria W. Faust national poetry prizes, she is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. She teaches at Skyline College and The Writing Salon and is associate director and sonnet judge for the Soul-Making Keats literary competition. She lives in San Francisco. 

Robert Eastwood's work appeared most recently, or is forthcoming, in 3 Elements Review, The Bird's Thumb, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Poet Lore, Triggerfish Literary Review and The Peacock Journal. His book Snare was published in 2016 by Broadstone Books. His second book, Romer, will be published by Etruscan Press in 2018.


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