Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This Wednesday in San Clemente

This Wednesday at Casa Romantica in San Clemente: Sarah Gorham, Mario M. Muller and Jeffrey Skinner.

From their press release:

Sarah Gorham is the author of three collections of poetry: The Cure (2003), The Tension Zone (1996), and Don't Go Back to Sleep (1989). Recent work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Open City, and Best American Poetry 2006. She is President and Editor-in-Chief of Sarabande Books, an independent publisher devoted to poetry, short fiction, and literary nonfiction.

A native New Yorker, Mario M. Muller, has pursued his artistic career for two decades now. As a painter and a sculptor he has had eighteen solo exhibitions in cities as diverse as Louisville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. The most recent exhibition was titled Heaven or Las Vegas at DCKT Contemporary Gallery in Manhattan.. Muller's works on paper have been published by the journals Sonora Review, The American Voice, and Phoebe and used as book jacket illustrations by University of Pittsburg Press, Hummingbird Press and Sarabande Press. In addition to his prolific art career, Muller has published numerous articles on art and film criticism. He has curated several exhibitions for corporate, gallery and non-for profit settings. Muller holds a degree from Northwestern University in Film and early in his career attended master classes with Roy Lichtenstein, Audrey Flack, James Brooks, and Wayne Theibaud.

Jeffrey Skinner has published five collections of poetry: Late Stars (Wesleyan University Press), A Guide to Forgetting (a winner in the 1987 National Poetry series, chosen by Tess Gallagher, published by Graywolf Press), The Company of Heaven (Pitt Poetry Series), Gender Studies, (Miami University Press, Spring 2002), and Salt Water Amnesia, his most recent, published in 2005 by Ausable Press. He has written an informal text on creative writing for high school students, Real Toads in Imaginary Gardens (Chicago Review Press, 1991), and, with the poet Sarah Gorham, edited an anthology, Last Call: Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction, & Deliverance (Sarabande Books). His poems have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, DoubleTake, and The Georgia, Iowa, and Paris Reviews. Over the years Skinner has made his living in a variety of ways, including work as social psychologist, actor, waterfront director, factory stock man, and private detective. He is co-founder and editorial consultant for Sarabande Books. When not occupying the houses of dead poets, Skinner lives in Louisville with his wife, the poet and publisher Sarah Gorham, and their two daughters.

The reading, as always, is free and open to the public.

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