Solo Performance Spotlight
Saturday April 17, 2021
April Showers. Streaming Poets.
For National Poetry Month
Featuring Clyde Always, Thea Matthews, Gillian Conoley and Christine No
Ride the voices and rhythms of four streaming performing poets
Followed by a post-poetry performance Q&A with Stephanie Weisman
(who believe it or not has a MA in Creative Writing/Poetry. Oh, so long ago!)
About the Poets
Clyde Always is an accomplished cartoonist, poet, painter, novelist and Vaudevillian showman. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Kaylee the Ukulele.
Thea Matthews – Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Thea Matthews is a queer Black Indigenous Mexican poet, black feminist, educator, and activist. Currently, she is an MFA candidate for Poetry at New York University. Her debut poetry collection Unearth [The Flowers] was recently published by Red Light Lit Press in 2020; and she has work published in Atlanta Review, Foglifter Journal, The Rumpus, and others. Find her on Instagram @theamatthews_ www.theamatthews.com
Gillian Conoley’s A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems, with Nightboat Books, won the 39th annual Northern California Book Award in 2020. She received the 2017 Shelley Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America, and was also awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Conoley’s translations of three books by Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, is with City Lights. Conoley is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at Sonoma State University where she edits Volt. http://www.gillianconoley.com
Christine No is a child of Korean Immigrants. As a writer and filmmaker, she is a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and Best of the Net Nominee. You can find her work in: The Rumpus, Entropy, Columbia Journal, The Harpoon Review, Story Magazine, sPARKLE+bLINK, Vagabond City, Apogee, Atlas And Alice, & various anthologies. Christine’s first full length poetry collection is forthcoming by Barrelhouse.