Join us for an evening of contemporary poetry organized by poet Loisa Fenichell, and featuring Catherine Pond, Alexandria Hall, Liala Zaray & Tanya Castro, on the occasion of the publication of Fenichell's first collection: Wandering in all directions of this earth.
“There are many things to admire in Loisa Fenichell’s dazzling first book. The impeccable craft, the caution and the tenderness, the refusal to adhere to one stylistic approach, and the abundance of desires. But it’s the language itself that provides the most resonant pleasures. The language is propulsive and electric, rich with imagery that collapses the gulf between the real and the strange. Language, here, is more than memorable—it’s resplendent, alive. This is a book to be grateful for, this is a book to furiously study.” - Eduardo C. Corral, author of Slow Lightning and Guillotine: Poems
Loisa Fenichell’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and has been featured or is forthcoming in Guernica Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Washington Square Review, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2021 Bat City Review Editors' Prize, has been a finalist for Narrative Magazine’s 2021 30 Below contest, a runner-up for Tupelo Quarterly's Tupelo Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Dorianne Laux / Joe Millar prize. She has been the recipient of an award from Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and is currently a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at University of Denver. Her chapbook, all these urban fields, was published by nothing to say press. Wandering in all directions of this earth is her first full-length collection.
Alexandria Hall is from Vermont. Her debut poetry collection, Field Music (Ecco, 2020), was selected by Rosanna Warren as a winner of the National Poetry Series. She holds an MFA from New York University and is now a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She is founder and editor-in-chief of Tele- Magazine and co-host of the podcast You Shouldn’t Let Poets Lie to You. She lives in Los Angeles.
Catherine Pond is the author of Fieldglass (Southern Illinois University Press 2021), winner of the Crab Orchard First Book Prize and a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She lives in San Francisco.
Liala Zaray is Pushcart prize nominated poet from the Bay Area. Her work has been featured in ZYZZYVA, Prairie Schooner, Smartish Pace, Orion, and elsewhere. Read more of her work at lialazaray.persona.co
Tanya Castro is a writer from Oakland, California. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Saint Mary’s College of California. Tanya’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Anser Journal, FEED Lit Mag, and Lost Balloon.
Photos courtesy of the authors.