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Virtual poetry reading
Marin Poetry Center Presents Molly Spencer & Brian Komei Dempster
Virtual event on Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. Register here.
This Poetry Reading Series provides a unique opportunity to hear diverse and unusual sets of readers, pairing local Bay Area poets with visiting poets and writers.
Molly Spencer is a poet, critic, and editor. Her debut collection, If the House (2019), won the Brittingham Prize. Hinge (2020) won the Crab Orchard Open Competition. Molly’s poetry has appeared in Blackbird, FIELD, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared at Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Rumpus, where she is a senior poetry editor. She teaches writing at University of Michigan’s School of Public Policy.
Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poems, Topaz (2013), received the 15 Bytes Book Award in Poetry. His second collection, Seize (2020), was winner of the Julie Suk Award. Dempster is editor of From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps (2001) and Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement (2011). He is a professor of rhetoric and language at USF, where he serves as Director of Administration for the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies program.
In collaboration with the Marin Poetry Center.
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