ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Release Party!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to host the release of ZYZZYVA: The Winter Issue on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. Copies of this issue will be available for purchase at the event.
Come celebrate ZYZZYVA's new issue with a reading featuring contributors Kathleen Alcott, Ella Martinsen Gorham, Matthew Zapruder, and Scott O'Connor. We promise a night of exemplary prose and verse, so please join us!
|Kathleen Alcott is the author of Infinite Home and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, which was translated into several languages. Her fiction, criticism, and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker Online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Coffin Factory. Born in Northern California, she currently resides in New York City.
|Ella Martinsen Gorham's story, I Have Jonah, which is told from the perspective of a mother of a developmentally disabled child, was nominated by Edan Lepucki for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program's James Kirkwood Literary Prize, and placed second.
|Matthew Zapruder is the author of the poetry collections Sun Bear, Come On All You Ghosts, The Pajamaist, and American Linden, and the forthcoming essay collection, Why Poetry. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the May Sarton Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Oakland, where he is an instructor in the Saint Mary’s College of California MFA Program, as well as editor-at-large for Wave Books.
|Scott O’Connor is the author of the novella Among Wolves, and the novels Untouchable and Half World. He has been awarded the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and his stories have been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Story Prize and cited as Distinguished in Best American Short Stories. Additional work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, ZYZZYVA, The Rattling Wall, VLAK, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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