A New Cadence in May

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A New Cadence Poetry Series

Chad Sweeney
Mojdeh Marashi

reading from their poetry and translations of Iranian Poets
Saturday, May 9th
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(Behind Streetlight Records)
Admission is free

Chad Sweeney is the author of three books of poetry: Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James, 2010), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), and An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007). Selected for Best American Poetry 2008, his poems have appeared in New American Writing, Colorado Review, Black Warrior, Verse, Volt, Ping Pong, Slope and Barrow Street. He is coeditor of Parthenon West Review and editor of the anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: the Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose (City Lights, 2009). He teaches poetry and is a Ph.D. candidate at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Mojdeh Marashi is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and visual artist. Her work is deeply influenced by the ancient and modern history of Iran where she grew up. In 1986 she co-founded YALDA, a cultural ogranization, where she taught Farsi language classes and co-hosted the weekly radio program “Rang aa Rang (Color to Color)” on KUSF. Marashi earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts in 2002 and will finish her Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009. Her fiction was chosen to appear in the anthology, “Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: Women of the Iranian Diaspora” (University of Arkansas, 2006), and her translations (with Chad Sweeney) have appeared in Ping Pong, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Poetry International, American Letters & Commentary, Seattle Review, Subtropics and Washington Square.

Contact Jim Maughn at jamaughn@cabrillo.edu or go to anewcadence@blogspot.com for more information.