Oakland - Spooky Actions Publication Party with Lourdes Figueroa and Clint Campbell
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Spooky Actions Books to the store to celebrate the publication of their new chapbooks by Lourdes Figueroa and Clint Campbell on Sunday, October 20th at 3pm.
Spooky Actions Books, an East Bay chapbook publisher, entangles emerging California poets and artists. Find out more at spookyactionsbooks.com.
Lourdes Figueroa was born in Yuba City, California. She grew up in "the betweens of everything not from here and not from over there," a native of "limbo nation." Her work has been published in the SF Poet’s 11 2008 & 2010, an anthology of poems selected by Jack Hirschman, and in Generations, a journal of ideas and images. She recently received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She currently works as an interpreter, translator, and advocate. Of her book yolotl, Michael Cross says, “…moving between Spanish and English, directing attention without the slightest sense of ‘command.’ She’s really an incredible poet…”
Born in the mountains -- chopping wood, digging graves -- Clint Campbell always enjoyed light on words. Now, after much training and taming, he begins to feel a feral muse creep its way through his current urban environs. He received his MA from CSU Northridge. His book is Wake of Leaves, which is "...grounded yet hallucinatory, elegiac yet reveling, in the world but looking past it."