We're so excited to host poet Lise Gaston's "Cityscapes in Mating Season" book release--what?--book release--huh?--book release--yes! It's her first book (!) and the poet Mary Wilson will also be in house, reading poetry, oh and you'll be here too, listening, and duh celebrating, and both poets are coming all the way from Berkeley! We're so so excited and you should be too!
Lise Gaston grew up on both sides of Canada, in Fredericton and Victoria, and has also lived in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, and Limerick, Ireland. Her poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in journals across Canada, the United States, and Ireland, including Arc Poetry Magazine, European Romantic Review, The Fiddlehead, Lemon Hound, The Malahat Review, Matrix Magazine, Numero Cinq, and Prairie Fire. Her writing has won awards in Arc's Poem of the Year and HOw Poems Work contests, and has been selected for Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015. She is a graduate of English and Creative Writing programs at the University of Victoria and Concordia University in Montreal, and is now a PhD Candidate in English at the University of California, Berkeley. She divides her time between Berkeley and Edmonton. Cityscapes in Mating Season is her first book.
Mary Wilson holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Brown University. She currently lives and writes in Oakland, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at UC Berkeley. Her poems have appeared in Everyday Genius, Gobbet, Anomalous, and Coconut.
Jane Gregory is from Tucson, Arizona and lives in Berkeley, California. Her first book, My Enemies, was published in 2013 and her second, Yeah No, is forthcoming in 2018, both from The Song Cave. Recent poems have appeared in Company, Cordite Review, Critical Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Elderly, and Erizo. With Lyn Hejinian and Claire Marie Stancek she has recently launched Nion Editions, a chapbook press. Nion's first title is Perverse, All Monstrous by Cody-Rose Clevidence and should be out very soon.