We hope you can join us as we begin our 2011-2012 season of the Agitprop Reading and Performance Series on Saturday, October 1st at 7pm with two dynamic poets: Julie Sophia Paegle and Chad Sweeney.
Julie Sophia Paegle teaches at California State University, San Bernardino, where she is Poetry Coordinator for the MFA program. She holds an MFA and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. She taught as a poet in the schools and for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks’s Upward Bound program, served as poetry editor for Quarterly West, and worked as a dog-handler and a wrangler in Alaska. Her first book, Torch Song Tango Choir was published by The University of Arizona Press. Julie lives in the San Bernardino Mountains with her husband and two sons.
Chad Sweeney is the author of four books of poetry, including Parable ofHide and Seek (Alice James, 2010), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), and Wolf Milk (Forklift Books, 2012, bilingual Spanish/ English). Sweeney’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Chad is co-translator of the Selected Poemsof contemporary Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh (White Pine, 2011) and coeditor of Parthenon West Review. He teaches in the MFA program at California State University, San Bernardino and lives in Redlands with his wife, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their son Liam.
Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.
We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.