Daring Voices: Oakland poets Alli Warren & Jacob Kahn

Poet Alli Warren, foreground. Wonder Bread behind.

Oakland poets Alli Warren (pictured right) & Jacob Kahn will share the afternoon in one of the Temescal Branch Library's regular series of Saturday salons.

Warren will be introducing her new book, I Love It Though, just out from Nightboat Books (Callicoon, N.Y.) and read from her extensive body of work, that includes Here Come the Warm Jets, published by City Lights of San Francisco, which won the Poetry Center Book Award. Her writing has been published in many venues, including Poetry, Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail, Feminist Formations, and Rethinking Marxism. She previously co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand in Oakland, co-edited the Poetic Labor Project, and edited Dreamboat magazine. Alli has lived in the Bay Area since 2005.

Jacob Kahn migrated west from the Rocky Mountains of Montana to Oakland, where he now works at E.M. Wolfman book store across the street from the Tribune Tower and teaches at an elementary school. He is the author of a poetic guidebook, A Circuit of Yields: Conventional Wisdom for Giants (2015, Wolfman Books) and the chapbook, Lowest Common Denominator. Other recent work can be found in Elderly, Open House, Spork, and Full-Stop.

Together, Warren & Kahn are recognized as two of the leading young voices who have established Oakland as a major international center of avant-garde literary activity. Come find out what the buzz is all about!


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Temescal Branch

5205 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 597-5049