Omnidawn Spring Book Launch

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:00 PM

The basement in the store.
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley


Get a first look at new releases from Omidawn Publishing. Meet the poets, have a glass of wine, and hear some great readings!

T.J. Anderson III | Devonte Travels the Sorry Route
T.J. Anderson III has degrees from University of Massachusetts at
Boston, University of Michigan, and SUNY Binghamton. He is a former Fulbright Scholar at Cairo University and the author of Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry, River to Cross, Cairo Workbook, the Spoken-Word CD, Blood Octave, and the chapbook At Last Round Up. He lives with his family in Roanoke, Virginia and teaches at Hollins University.

Jason Bayani | Locus
Jason Bayani's previous book is Amulet (2013, Write Bloody Publishing). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco. Bayani performs regularly around the country, and debuted his solo theater show, Locus of Control in 2016.

Jaswinder Bolina | The 44th of July
Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. He is author of
Phantom Camera (2013), Carrier Wave (2006), and the digital chapbook The Tallest Building in America (2014). His poems and essays have appeared widely in the U.S. and abroad and have been included in several anthologies including The Best American Poetry and The Norton Reader. He teaches on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Miami. He was born in Chicago in 1978.

mai c. doan water/tongue
mai c. doan is a queer, Mexican and Vietnamese writer and heartworker. She is the author of transgression: things i’ve learned from my body, and has performed and published her work though the National Queer Arts Festival, the RADAR reading series, MOONROOT, Hold: a journal, Mixed Up!, and elsewhere. she holds a BA in Women & Gender Studies from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College, where she attended as a Community Engagement Fellow.

Lyn Hejinian | Tribunal
Lyn Hejinian teaches the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of of over twenty volumes of poetry and critical prose, including several poetry collections previously published by Omnidawn: The Unfollowing, The Book of a Thousand Eyes, Saga | Circus, and The Fatalist. She is the co-director (with Travis Ortiz) of Atelos, a literary project commissioning and publishing cross-genre work by poets, and the co-editor (with Jane Gregory and Claire Marie Stancek) of Nion Editions, a chapbook press.

Kamden Hilliard | henceforce: A Travel Poetics
Kamden Ishmael Hilliard earned a BA in American Studies from The
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Kam helps with Jellyfish Magazine and Big Lucks while earning an MFA at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Kam’s previous publications include two chapbooks of poetry: A Travel Poetic: distress tolerance and Perceived Distance From Impact.

Jennifer Pullen | A Bead of Amber on Her Tongue
Jennifer Pullen received an MFA from Eastern Washington University and a PhD from Ohio University. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in the following journals and anthologies: Cleaver, Off the Coast, Phantom Drift Limited, Prick of the Spindle, Behind the Mask (Meerkat Press), Meat for Tea, and Lunch
Ticket. She is originally from Washington State, and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio Northern University.