an evening of poetry

hosted by donna spruijt-metz

F. Douglas Brown is the author of Zero to Three (University of Georgia 2014), the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient selected by Tracy K. Smith.  An educator for over 20 years, he currently teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. 

Brown is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review (CQR), and The Southern Humanities Review. When he is not teaching, writing or with his two children, Isaiah and Olivia, he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area.

Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of Rail and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Best New Poets, AGNI, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and The Missouri Review. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a lecturer at Stanford University.

Elizabeth Metzger is the Poetry Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal. Her debut collection, The Spirit Papers, won the 2016 Juniper Prize and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2017.

Her chapbook, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, was published in 2017. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Poetry Magazine, and The Nation. She is an adjunct assistant professor of Poetry at Columbia University this spring.

Catherine Pond's poems and essays have appeared in over thirty magazines, including Boston Review, Narrative, and Rattle. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.

Donna Spruijt-Metz is a poet, translator, and Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her first career was as a professional flutist. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in venues such as Vinyl, The Rumpus, and Poetry Northwest. She gets restless.

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