Poetry at Pegasus: Cooperman | Kaupang | Ronda | George Bagdanov

Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Pegasus Books Downtown welcomes Matthew Cooperman, Aby Kaupang, Margaret Ronda, and Kristin George Bagdanov, for a night of shared poetry from their collective works. 


Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently, Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), Disorder 299.00, w/Aby Kaupang (Essay Press, 2015), the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, w/Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), and numerous other books. A Professor of English at Colorado State University, he is also co-poetry editor for Colorado Review. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children.

Aby Kaupang is the author of Disorder 299.00 (w/Matthew Cooperman), Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me, Absence is Such a Transparent House, and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable. She holds Master’s degrees in both Creative Writing and Occupational Therapy and lives in Fort Collins where she served as the Poet Laureate from 2015-2017.

Margaret Ronda is the author of two books of poems, For Hunger (Saturnalia 2018) and Personification (Saturnalia 2019), and a critical study, Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End. Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, The Columbia Poetry Review, Pool, Gulf Coast, and other journals. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of California-Davis.

Kristin George Bagdanov earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Colorado State University and is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature at U.C. Davis.Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and Puerto Del Sol. Her poetry collection, Fossils in the Making, was published in April 2019 by Black Ocean. Her chapbook Diurne, which won the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. She is the recipient of fellowships from Phi Kappa Phi, Lilly Graduate Fellows, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the poetry editor of Ruminate Magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @KristinGeorgeB.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Category: 
Shattuck Location