Omnidawn Fall Book Launch

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 7:00 PM

In the basement
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

Please join us at this quarter's Omnidawn Press book launch. Come early, have a snack, meet the poets, and be the first to buy their new releases!

Readers Include:

Dan Beachy-Quick, Variations on Dusk and Dawn
Logan Fry, Harpo Before the Opus (winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize, selected by Srikanth Reddy)
Myung Mi Kim, Civil Bound
Kimberly Reyes, Running to Stand Still
Martha Ronk, Silences
Brittany Tomaselli, Since Sunday (winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize, selected by Carl Phillips)

Dan Beachy-Quick | Variations on Dawn and Dusk

Dan Beachy-Quick is a poet and essayist, author most recently of a collection of reveries, fragments, and poems, Of Silence and Song. He has published 6 books of poetry, and a number of collections of literary meditations. He is the assistant chair of the English Department at Colorado State University, where he also served as a Monfort Professor. His work has been supported by the Lannan Foundation, and he is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Logan Fry | Harpo Before the Opus
(Selected by Srikanth Reddy as winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize)

Born and raised in rural Ohio, Logan Fry resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Caroline, and their three boys, Wolfie, Hank Scorpio, and Barthelme. He received his MFA at the University of Texas and now teaches writing at Texas State University. Fry is the founding editor of Flag + Void, and his poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Fence, West Branch, Boston Review, Prelude, Denver Quarterly, and the Best American Experimental Writing anthology. His first collection of poetry, Harpo Before the Opus, is forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2019.

Myung Mi Kim | Civil Bound

Myung Mi Kim is the author of Penury (Omnidawn), Commons (University of California), DURA (Sun and Moon, Nightboat Books), The Bounty (Chax Press), and Under Flag (Kelsey St. Press), winner of The Multicultural Publisher’s Exchange Award of Merit. Her work has been anthologized in Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, Premonitions: Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry, American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics, and other collections. Magazine and journal publications include appearances in Hambone, Sulfur, Conjunctions, How(ever), Poetry, Interval(le)s: CIPA (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée) and Cross-Cultural Poetics. She has received fellowships and honors from the Fund for Poetry, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative North American Poetry, and the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of nine. She is the James H. McNulty Chair of English at the University at Buffalo.

Kimberly Reyes | Running to Stand Still

Kimberly Reyes has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Columbia University, and San Francisco State University, among other places. She’s published nonfiction in the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly,, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, NY1 News, Entropy, and Medium. Her poetry appears in/on, The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, RHINO, Columbia Journal, Yemassee, and New American Writing. She is the author of Life During Wartime, winner of the Michael Rubin Prose Book Award (Fourteen Hills, 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press, 2018).

Martha Ronk | Silences

Martha Ronk is the author of 11 books of poetry and one book of short stories, Glass Grapes. Her most recent poetry books include Transfer of Qualities, Omnidawn 2013, long- listed for the National Book Award and Vertigo, Coffeehouse Press, 2007, winner of the National Poetry Series. She has had several artist residences at Djerassi and MacDowell, won a National Endowment Grant, and the Lynda Hull Poetry Award. Her PhD is in Renaissance literature and she has been a faculty member at Occidental College in Los Angeles and during the fall 2015 at Otis College of Art and Design.

Brittany Tomaselli | Since Sunday
(Selected by Carl Phillips as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize)

Brittany Tomaselli received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her work can be found in Fairy Tale Review, The Wanderer, and Columbia Poetry Review. She currently lives and works in Kalamazoo, Michigan.