A New Cadence in November: Witte and Mattraw

A New Cadence Poetry Series

Valerie Witte


Alexandra Mattraw

Reading from their work

The Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

November 16th, 2013

A native St. Louisan, Valerie Witte received her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in various journals, such as Barrow StreetVOLTInterim, and Letterbox; and her first chapbook, The History of Mining, was recently published by the ge collective. She is a member of Kelsey Street Press and the Bay Area Correspondence School. Her recent projects have explored such topics as a future Earth's prosthetic nature and the evolution of human skin. Check out her work at

Alexandra Mattraw’s third chapbook, in the way of harbors, is available at Dancing Girl Press. Her first two chapbooks were published through Achiote Press and Beard of Bees. You can find her poems and reviews in journals including VOLT, Cultural Society, Verse, Word For/Word, Realpoetik, Denver Quarterly, alice blue, Lost Roads Press, and American Letters & Commentary. Alexandra’s first full manuscript has been selected as a finalist by Nightboat Books and 1913 Press, and her second was recently chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Review Prize. Her most recent poems were released this October in 1913 Journal of Forms and Thethepoetry. A former Vermont Studio Center resident, Alexandra curates a writing, reading, and art series called Lone Glen in Oakland, California. If you are interested in learning more about her projects, please visit

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