Mission Poetry Series: Marisol Baca and Christopher Buckley

Mission Poetry Series: Marisol Baca and Christopher Buckley

In Bright Sky Blue: Two Poets in Spring: Marisol Baca and Christopher Buckley
The Mission Poetry Series closes its ninth season (2017-2018) on April 28, 2018, at 2 pm, at the Santa Barbara Public Library-Central,  with a spring reading featuring two California poets: Marisol Baca and Chris Buckley. The title of the event is taken from a poem by Joanne Kyger, a major poet of the San Francisco Renaissance who studied poetry and philosophy at UC Santa Barbara. Host: Emma Trelles
MARISOL BACA is the author of Tremor, a full length collection of poems which won a first book prize from Three Mile Harbor Press. Marisol’s work has been published in Narrative Northeast, isacoustic*, Riverlit, Shadowed: An Anthology of Women Writers, The Acentos Review, among others. Her poem, “Spiral,” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up around generations of family in an old adobe house in the valley, and her family later settled in Fresno, California. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Cornell University, where she won the Robert Chasen poetry award for her poem, “Revelato.” Currently, Marisol is an English professor at Fresno City College, the founder of Women Writers of Color Central Valley, and a a member of the Fresno State Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. She continues to write and teach and is working on her second book.
CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY is the author of more than 20 collections of poetry. His Star Journal: Selected Poems  was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2016, and Spanish Notebook appeared from Shabda Press in 2017. The Far Republics was the winner of the 2017 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize from Cloudbank Books.  Chaos Theory has just been published by Plume Editions and Cloud Memoir: Selected Longer Poems will appear next fall from Stephen F. Austin State University Press.   He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing, and four Pushcart Prizes.  He was awarded the James Dickey Prize for 2008 from Five Points Magazine and the William Stafford Prize in Poetry for 2012 from Rosebud.  He has edited several critical collections and anthologies of contemporary poetry, including, with Gary Young,  Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics (California, 2008) and One For The Money: The Sentence As a Poetic Form (Lynx House Press, 2012). He has taught creative writing and poetry workshops in many settings, including Fresno State University, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara.

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April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm

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