Poetry at Pegasus: Chris Stroffolino and Friends

Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Pegasus celebrates the launch of Chris Stroffolino's newest collection, Drinking From What I Once Wore: Recent & Selected Poems, 1995-2017. Featuring readings from Chris Stroffolino, Mary J. Dacorro, Nada Gordon, Delia Tramontina, James Cagney, and Maw Shein Win.


Chris Stroffolino is the author of 5 full-length books of poetry, including Slumming It In White Culture (Vendetta Booksand the forthcoming Drinking From What I Once Wore: Recent & Selected Poems, 1995-2017 (Crisis Chronicles). He’s also published a memoir, and two books of essays of literary and culture criticism. He currently lives in Oakland, and teaches at Laney College.

Mary J. Dacorro emigrated from the Phillipines to the USA at age 12, and then to Germany at 21, where she joined a punk band. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she received an AA in Creative Writing at BCC and Laney, and an BA at Mills College in Creative Writing and English. Her poetry has recently been featured in Big Hammer and Halo Halo, among other places.

Nada Gordon consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. Since reaching adulthood, her body has consisted of close to 100 trillion cells, the basic unit of life. These cells are organised biologically to form her whole body. She is the author of Folly, V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, foriegnn bodie, Swoon, Scented Rushes, and Vile Lilt. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Hebrew, Icelandic, French, and Burmese. Expect a variety show.   “The impulse to decorate is, as always, very strong.”

Delia Tramontina is originally from Flushing, NY. She received an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in 2001. For 3.5 years, she co-hosted Poet As Radio, a weekly show on writing and poetry, streaming online on San Francisco Community Radio/KUSF In Exile. She currently lives and works in San Francisco. Her chapbook CONSTRAINT was recently published by Dancing Girl Press.

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland, Ca. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour of Chaos Theory, is out now by Nomadic Press. Visit his blog at https://thedirtyrat.blog/

Maw Shein Win's writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Poetry International, Cimarron Review, and others. Her poetry chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press (2016). A full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, and her forthcoming second full-length collection of poetry will be published by Omnidawn in Fall 2020. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the English Department at UC Berkeley. https://www.pw.org/content/maw_shein_win_

Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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