Back to All Events

Poetry Reading: Julia Guez, John James, & William Brewer

Join us for an evening of poetry and revelry! Julia Guez, author of In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame, will be visiting from Brooklyn to read from her debut poetry collection. Bay Area poets John James (The Milk Hours) and William Brewer (I Know Your Kind) will read new poems. Books will be for sale, and authors available for signing.

E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th St
Oakland, CA 94612

Friday, October 4
7-9 PM

Free and open to the public.


JULIA GUEZ's fiction, essays, interviews, poetry and translations have appeared or will soon be forthcoming in POETRY, The Guardian, Boston Review, PEN Poetry Series, BOMB, The Seattle Review and Hyperallergic. Her debut collection, In An Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also A Frame, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in September. Guez has been awarded the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation. She holds degrees from Rice and Columbia. For the last decade, Guez has worked with Teach For America; she’s currently the senior managing director of program implementation. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers and writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. Guez lives in Brooklyn and online at

JOHN JAMES is the author of The Milk Hours (Milkweed Editions, 2019), selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. His work has been supported through fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, the Academy of American Poets, and the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. He is pursuing a PhD in English and Critical Theory at UC Berkeley.

WILLIAM BREWER is the author of I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2017), a winner of the National Poetry Series. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, New England Review, The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Sewanee Review, and other journals. Formerly a Stegner Fellow, he is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.