Sixteen Rivers Press presents a poetry reading featuring our two new Spring 2023 releases: All Tomorrow’s Train Rides by Matthew Monte, and Songbird of the Nine Rivers by Joseph Zaccardi, along with member poet Barbara Brauer, on Sunday, April 2, 4 P.M., at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Barbara Swift Brauer is a freelance writer living in San Geronimo, California. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies as well as in art exhibitions and installations. Her first poetry collection, At Ease in the Borrowed World, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2013; her second, Rain Like a Thief, in 2019. With portrait artist Jackie Kirk, she is coauthor of the nonfiction book, Witness: The Artist's Vision in “The Face of AIDS” (Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996).
Matthew Monte grew up near San Francisco, California, and attended the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he studied botany. His fiction, poetry, book reviews, music reviews, journalism, and essays have appeared in Sidestream, Creosote Journal, Transfer, Ashcan Magazine, The Snackbar Collective, iNaturalist, and the Poets 11 Anthologies (2014 and 2016). He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son. His debut collection, The Case of the Six-Sided Dream, won the 2017 Blue Light Poetry Prize.
Joseph Zaccardi is the author of five books of poetry including, most recently, The Weight of Bodily Touches from Kelsay Books. His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Poetry East, Atlanta Review, Rattle, and Salamander, among other journals. Zaccardi joined the Marin Poetry Center in 1996 and served as a board member from 2010 to 2013 and as the editor of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology in 2010–2012. Appointed poet laureate of Marin County, California, he served from 2013 to 2015. A member of the LGBTQ community, Zaccardi believes that to write a single poem is a minor miracle. He lives in Fairfax, California, with his husband, Dave, and their dog.
SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS is a shared-work, non-profit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for San Francisco Bay Area poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into San Francisco Bay.
Photos courtesy of the authors.