Pandemonium Press Presents Poetry of Witness 7pm
Amos White is an awarded American haiku poet and author, producer/director and activist, recognized for his vivid literary imagery and breathless poetic interpretations. Amos is published in several national and international reviews and anthologies. He is Founder and Host of the Heart of the Muse creative's salon, Executive Producer and Host of Beyond Words: Jazz+Poetry show; Producer the Oakland Haiku and Poetry Festival, and serves on several literary and arts nonprofit boards. www.about.me/amoswhite www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku
Peggy Morrison is a California writer who grew up in Long Beach, then raised her daughter, Keema, in Watsonville while working as a bilingual teacher. Peggy recently moved from San Francisco to Alameda and is tending a big vegetable garden. In July of 2017, Peggy was honored to be part of a U.S. delegation to CubaPoesia International Poetry Festival in Havana.
Fred Dodsworth, a long time activist, journalist, and Berkeley resident, earned his bachelor's degree in creative writing with a concentration in gender studies from San Francisco State University last year and is now finishing his Masters in Creative Writing from the same institution. A poet since childhood, Fred is thrilled his short stories and poems are finally finding the light of day and hopes to complete his first novel this year.
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who left the practice of medicine because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards for LGBT writing. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work was nominated three times each for the Pushcart and Sundress Best of the Net anthologies, won the Goodreads Poetry Contest twice, and won various other awards. She lives in Oakland, California.