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Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.
This program features Peter Kline, D. Scot Miller, Pireeni Sundaralingam, Susan Terris, and musical guest The Dull Richards.
Peter Kline teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco and Stanford, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His first collection of poems, Deviants, was published by SFASU Press in 2013.
D. Scot Miller is a Bay Area writer, visual artist, teacher, and curator. A regular contributor to Gawker, Sensitive Skin, City Lights, and Mosaic Magazine, he is the author of The AfroSurreal Manifesto and sits on the Board of Advisors to giovanni singleton’s Nocturnes Literary (Re)view.
Co-editor of Indivisible (University of Arkansas Press), the first anthology of South Asian American poetry, Pireeni Sundaralingam has published work in journals such as Ploughshares and The Progressive and been translated into five languages. A cognitive neuroscientist, she is currently writing a book on poetry and the brain.
Susan Terris’ recent books are Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk) and Memos (Omnidawn). She is the author of six books of poetry and 15 chapbooks. Her poems have won a Pushcart and appeared in Best American Poetry. She is editor of Spillway Magazine.
The Dull Richards (Reese Douglas, Josh Johnson, Adam Thompson, and Brendan Getzell) are a string band for the 21st Century. Orangegrass? Rockgrass? They would love to be blue, but enjoy mashing genres too much. “They are the Slayer to Mumford’s Stryper” – Will ‘Thunderegg’ Georgantes.