A Reading with Jim Goar, Arisa White, Katie Fowley and Cheena Marie Lo

Katie Fowley’s first chapbook, Dances and Parks, is forthcoming from DIEZ Press. Her poems and criticism have been published in Atlas Review, No, Dear6x6Rain Taxi: Review of Books, and Poems by Sunday. She lives in Brooklyn and edits Lightful Press, which publishes books of poetry, translation, and art.

Jim Goar grew up in Tucson. He is the author of The Dustbowl (Shearsman Books, 2014), The Louisiana Purchase (Rose Metal Press, 2011), Seoul Bus Poems (Reality Street, 2010), and the chapbook, Whole Milk (Effing Press, 2006). He lives in Brooklyn.

Cheena Marie Lo is a poet and curator living in Oakland, California. They are a co-founder of the Manifest Reading and Workshop Series, which seeks to foster a collaborative and experimental community of artists and writers across aesthetic sensibilities. Their writing has been published in 580 SplitGigantic SequinsLa Fovea, and It's Night in San Francisco but It's Sunny in Oakland

 Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the author of the chapbooks Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon (which has been adapted into an opera), as well as the full-length collections Hurrah's Nest and A Penny Saved. Her debut collection, Hurrah's Nest, won the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival Award for poetry and was nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Award, the 82nd California Book Awards, and the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards. Member of the PlayGround writers’ pool, her play Frigidare was staged for the 15th Annual Best of PlayGround Festival. One of the founding editors of HER KIND, an online literary community powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Arisa has received residencies, fellowships, or scholarships from Headlands Center for the Arts, Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Hedgebrook, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Prague Summer Program, Fine Arts Work Center, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She is a 2013-14 recipient of an Investing in Artist Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, an advisory board member for Flying Object, and a BFA faculty member at Goddard College; her poetry has been widely published and is featured on the recording WORD with the Jessica Jones Quartet. Arisa is a native New Yorker, living in Oakland, CA, with her wife. arisawhite.com