Pandemonium Press Presents: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance 7pm
Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. His recent book of flash prose, Sudden Windows (Zeitgeist Press, 2016), has been warmly received. He is also the author of the Poems for Teeth, The Orange Book, and nine chapbooks. Other recent work can be found in Oakland Review #4, Full of Crow (Winter 2017 Fiction Issue), and the online anthology HIV Here and Now. You can find more about his work and scandals at www.richardloranger.com.
Rose Black lives and works at Renaissance Stone, a sculpting studio in East Oakland. Rose’s poetry has been widely published, and she is the author of three books: Clearing, Winter Light, and Green Field. Her first two books, Clearing and Winter Light, are included in Yale’s Beinecke Library for the Yale Collection of American Literature. Rose currently teaches poetry at Salinas Valley State Prison. Her extensive article about the workshop there, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is featured in Red Wheelbarrow 2015, Literary Magazine.
Rafael Jesús González, born in the bicultural, bilingual setting of El Paso, Texas/Juárez, Chihuahua, attended the University of Texas El Paso, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, & the University of Oregon. He is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature at Laney College, Oakland, California, where he founded the Mexican and Latin American Studies Department. His collection of poems El Hacedor De Juegos/The Maker of Games was published in two editions in San Francisco, California 1977-78 by Casa Editorial, and La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse in Berkeley, California 2009 by Pandemonium Press. He was honored with a Life Achievement Award by the City of Berkeley at the 13th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival in May 2015.
Sandra Wassilie lives in Oakland, and writes poetry and fiction. Born in San Francisco, she grew up in Alaska where she has many relatives including grandchildren. She has served as poetry editor for Fourteen Hills and in 2013 cofounded the Bay Area Generations Reading Series. She has written one chapbook Smoke Lifts, and has been interviewed by LitSeen for The Write Stuff online. Her poems appear in several journals, most recently in Oakland Review and forthcoming in The Naked Bulb Anthology 2016.