Issue Six Pushcart Nominations

We’re so excited to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations for this year! Though there were many strong pieces in Issue Six, we decided upon:

  • James Galvin, “A Thousand and One Avatars”
  • Tim Kahl, “Waiting for Taco”
  • Elena Megalos, “Facts About Japan”
  • Dean Rader, “Praise Song for the Petty Fury”
  • Ben Rogers, “The Young Man and the Mountain”
  • Patricia Smith, “American Sestina”

Congratulations to our contributors!

Patricia Smith, Distinguished Writers Series

Poet, playwright, fiction writer, creative collaborator and performance artist, Patricia Smith has published six books of poetry, including Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry series winner. Four-time champion of the nation’s Poetry Slam, she has also performed her work on international stages and on film, CDs, and in the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” Her work has received two Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in many literary journals, among them Poetry, Tin House, The Paris Review and Granta.

Come attend a reading by renowned poet, Patricia Smith, this April 25th. A book-signing and Q&A session will follow afterward.

The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the Biella Room, located inside the Cal State East Bay library. We hope to see you there!

For more details, check out our campus’s flyer!