Poets Sakkis & Xu

Monday, September 19th, 7 pm

John Sakkis & Lynn Xu + open mic

POETS! 1st & 3rd Mondays
hosted by Jerry Ferraz

John Sakkis is the author of Rude Girl (BlazeVOX Books), and with Angelos Sakkis he has translated two books by Athenian poet Demothenes Agrafiotis — Maribor (The Post-Apollo Press), awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation, and Chinese Notebook (Ugly Duckling Presse).

A graduate of SFSU and Naropa University, he lives in Oakland and works for Small Press Distribution.


Lynn Xu received her MFA from Brown University.  Her poems were selected by Anne Carson to receive the Greg Grummer Prize in 2006, by Fanny Howe to receive the SLS St. Petersburg Fellowship in 2007, and by Charles Wright to be included in the Best Amercan Poetry anthology in 2008.  Her poems have appeared in 6×6, Boston ReviewEoagh, Tinfish, Octopus, The Walrus, Zoland Poetry, and elsewhere.

She is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at UC Berkeley and she co-edits Canarium Books.