Lone Glen : Triple Launch!

January 12, 2021

Lone Glen : Triple Launch 

On Sunday, 31st January at 4 pm PST, Lone Glen celebrates three wonderful writers and their new books. Join us on zoom for an hour of poetry and prose! Meredith ClarkArisa White, and Maw Shein Win will read from their latest poetry and/or prose in a “round” style event, and Noah Sanders of The Racket series will DJ a few tunes. 

Join zoom here: Meeting ID: 916 3104 2978; Passcode: 573574

“To live freely, observantly as a politically astute, sensually perceptive Queer Black woman is to be risk taker, at risk, a perceived danger to others and even dangerous to/as oneself,” writes the poet Tracie Morris of Arisa White’s You’re The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened. White’s upcoming book, Who’s Your Daddy, is now available for preorder at Augury Books! Terrance Hayes confides that in this poetic memoir, “What she gives us are archives, allegories, and wholly new songs.”

Meredith Clark’s recently released Lyrebird (Platypus Press) is a fragmented documentation of “a miscarriage and the chronicle of the dissolution of a relationship—a moving discovery on how it is possible to approach a thing with tenderness and still watch it break.” Writer Jenny Boully describes how “LYREBIRD slowly circles its heartbreak through understatement, poetic revelation, imagistic accord. It . . . knows there is no way to write what cannot be undone.”

Maw Shein Win’s Storage Unit for the Spirit House“takes as its literal subject compartments, vessels, and spaces, such as storage units, vases, tombs, towers and hallways. The objects they house … represent moments of necessary stillness in a world where achieving stillness, or self-reflection, seems almost impossible” (Eve Wood, LA Review of Books). Amanda Moore describes “The poems [as] tight, condensed, and without digression . . . the result is transporting.”

Lone Glen is a quarterly reading and performance series dedicated to fostering all writing and art genres within a spirit of collaborative, down-to-earth, and inclusive creative community.  Launched in December 2011 in an apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco, Lone Glen was later an Oakland basement operation for several years before taking root at the Temescal Art Center in Oakland and The Bindery in San Francisco. Although on hiatus for nearly a year due to pandemic constraints, we are back on track to host several virtual events in 2011. 

About the writers

Meredith Clark is a poet and writer whose work has received Black Warrior Review’s nonfiction prize and the Sonora Review nonfiction prize. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in PhoebeGigantic SequinsDenver Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry ReviewPoetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a B.A. in creative writing from Oberlin College, and is the recipient of grants and residencies from Artist Trust, Art Farm Nebraska, Jack Straw, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her book, Lyrebird, is out now with Platypus Press.

Maw Shein Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 – 2018). Her full-length poetry collection is Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020), which is longlisted for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and is a Spring 2021 ARC Poetry Fellow at UC Berkeley. mawsheinwin.com

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow and an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College. She is the author of You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happenedand co-author of the middle-grade biography Biddy Mason Speaks Up. Forthcoming in March 2021 from Augury Books is her poetic memoir Who’s Your Daddy. Arisa serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press. arisawhite.com