POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, July 16th – 7-9 pm
Kathleen McClung & Dawn McGuire,
followed by an open mic

Kathleen McClung is the author of two collections of poetry, The Typists Play Monopoly (2018) and Almost the Rowboat (2013). Her poetry, memoir, and fiction appear widely in journals and anthologies. Recipient of the Rita Dove Poetry Award from Salem College 2012 International Literary Awards, Kathleen was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the 2012 National Poetry Competition sponsored by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Nye also honored Kathleen’s work in The MacGuffin’s 2017 National Poet Hunt. Kathleen has taught writing and literature classes at Skyline College in San Bruno, California for over twenty years. 

Dawn McGuire is a neurologist and poet, the author of four poetry collections, most recently American Dream with Exit Wound, a finalist for the 2018 Northern California Book Award. She has received numerous prizes, including the Indie Book Award in Poetry for her 2012 collection, The Aphasia Cafe, and the Sarah Lawrence/Campbell Corner Prize for “poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” Her work with post-9/11 combat veterans inspired many of the poems in American Dream with Exit Wound.

An open mic follows the featured readers.

Jerry Ferraz co-hosts our twice-monthly poetry series
with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck.