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SPT Reading: Anna Moschovakis and Tonya Foster

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:00 pm


Anna Moschavakis

is a poet, a translator, and an editor.

Anna Moschovakis is a writer and translator with an interest inthe edges where languages, forms, and subjectivities meet. Her books of poetryinclude the James Laughlin award-winning Youand Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Her first novel,  Eleanor,or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love, came out last year. Mytranslations from French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s ThePossession, and Bresson on Bresson,and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. Arecipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, ThePoetry Fund, the Howard Foundation, and apexart, Moschovakis has taught in thegraduate writing programs at Bard, Pratt, and Columbia. She is also a longtimemember of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder ofBushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY.

Tonya M. Foster

Tonya M. Foster was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and raised in New Orleans. She earned a BA from Newcomb College, Tulane University, and an MFA from the University of Houston.

Tonya M. Foster is theauthor of the bilingual chapbook “La Grammaire des Os,” and of the new poetrycollection “A Swarm of Bees in High Court.” A co-editor of “Third Mind:Creative Writing through Visual Art,” Tonya is an assistant professor ofwriting & literature and of graduate writing at California College of theArts. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Callaloo, Western HumanitiesReview, NYFA Arts Quarterly, the Poetry Foundation website, and elsewhere. Sheis a recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, theMacDowell Colony, the Ford and Mellon Foundations, among others. Tonya is apoetry editor for Fence Magazine. A New Orleans native and recent Bay Areatransplant, Tonya makes a decent gumbo.

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Since 1974 Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center (SPT) has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scene, bringing together readers, writers, and independent presses to engage, create, present, critique and archive their work.

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