FRESH AND BEST! Poetry Series -- feat. MG Roberts
DIESEL, A Bookstore welcomes MG Roberts to the store on Friday, March 24th at 7pm as part of the FRESH AND BEST poetry reading series. This will be the East Bay debut of MG's much-anticipated collection, Anemal Uter Meck. Accompanying MG are fellow local and experimental poets, Jennifer Tamayo, and Eric Sneathan.
Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, a VONA/Voices Alum, and she sits on the Board of Small Press Traffic. She is the author of the recently released Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017) and not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies; Dusie; Bombay Gin; Web Conjunctions; and GALATEA RESURRECTS. She co-edited the anthology Nests and Strangers: On Asian Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press) along with Timothy Yu and is currently co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh with Ronaldo Wilson and Bhanu Kapil, an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color.
Jennifer Tamayo is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and the limited-edition chapbook Poems Are the Only Real Bodies (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full collection of poems and artwork is You Da One (Noemi 2017, Coconut 2014). She is a Canto Mundo Fellow and a Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics EmergeNYC Fellow (2016.) She currently lives and works in Sacramento, California.
Eric Sneathen splits his time between Oakland and UC-Santa Cruz, where he is a PhD student in Literature. Snail Poems is his first collection of poetry.