In his first collection, Stay Up With Me (Simon and Schuster £12.99), Tom Barbash finds radiance among the wreckage with tales of love, confusion and estrangement. A charming writer, Barbash draws the reader in with classic American craftsmanship. Even when they break your heart, you want to stay up with these New York stories.
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Laura Braun
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
Mary Behm-Steinberg Hugh Behm-Steinberg is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the recipient of an NEA fellowship. His books include The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press) and Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books), as well as several chapbooks including Sorcery (Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv) and Good Morning! (Deconstructed Artichoke Press).
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 by Laura Braun
Shebooks' sweet spot is short memoir, balanced with fiction and journalism. Oakland travel writer and author Faith Adiele, who teaches writing at California College of the Arts and the Grotto, where she's a member, published her funny, biting cross-cultural take on dealing with her fibroids, "The Nigerian-Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems," in December.
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Em Meine
Writing and Literature students create the Slab Map around the SF campus.
Kari Marboe (Ceramics Program) designed the idea of the Slab Map for a visiting artist session with Denise Newman’s course Poems Off the Page (Writing and Literature Program).
The project started by sitting on the sidewalk and thinking about the function of maps, the materials they are made out of, their audiences, and lifespans.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Laura Braun
Aimee Phan, author of the novel The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, says without hesitation that her husband is her Vera. Phan and the poet Matt Shears, both professors at California College of the Arts, have two young children (ages two and five, respectively). Shears prepares 90 percent of the family’s meals these days—a duty he took up after they welcomed their first child.
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Laura Braun
I have been accusing words of being stingy, but now I must admit I have been afraid of words, of what saying them might mean, the implications, because it is the proper thing to praise a great poet, to profess great admiration. Otherwise you might be accused of being disingenuous or as we say in Jamaica, "bad-minded" and a writer so charged, especially when leveling remarks against a great icon such as Amiri Baraka, might not be able to withstand the wrath of the closing of the circle that excludes you, put a blight on your writing career.
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 by Allison Byers
Goodwin did not get her butt of sack, and she hasn't been given an honorarium, either. Nobody has mentioned gas money. She has two daughters, Naomi and Izzy. Her husband, Nick, is a plumber, and she scratches out a living teaching night classes at Stanford and day classes at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco and Oakland.
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Tia Chucha, 2013
Paperback, 80 pages, $14.95
4-Headed Woman by Writing faculty member Opal Palmer Adisa is a journey into and through womanhood, from preadolescence through menopause, and an exploration of women’s relations with one another. The poems employ female domestic imagery to name different types of breads found throughout the world, from coconut to pita. The poems in the second section focus specifically on menses, weaving together biological, folk, and cultural aspects in a humorous tone. The third section, "Graffiti Poem," comprises poems centered around college restrooms, which Adisa sees as a site of communication for students on a wide variety of social-sexual issues.