The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Mark Doty, Nicky Beer, & Metta Sáma
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Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Mark Doty, Nicky Beer, & Metta Sáma. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.
Mark Doty's Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven's Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. Doty’s poems have appeared in many magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The New Yorker. Widely anthologized, his poems appear in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and many other collections. Doty's work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards, and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts. Doty lives in New York City and on the east end of Long Island.
Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010). She has received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Tuition Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Discovery/The Nation award, and a Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado Denver, where she co-edits the journal Copper Nickel. Learn more at www.nickybeer.com.
Metta Sáma is a fiction editor, book reviewer, poet, fiction writer, educator, administrator, & amateur painter and photographer. Her poems and reviews can be found or are upcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Blackbird, Vinyl, The Drunken Boat, Drunken Boat, her circle, among others. Her first poetry collection, South of Here (New Issues 2005), was published under her given name, Lydia Melvin.