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Fourth Sundays: Poetry at the Claremont Library
208 Harvard Ave, Claremont, California 91711
Our August reading will take place at the Claremont Public Library at 208 N. Harvard Ave., in downtown Claremont. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase.
A little about our August poets:
Angela Peñaredondo is a Pilipinx poet, artist and educator based in Riverside and Los Angeles. Angela received her BFA from San Francisco State University and MFA from UC Riverside. She is the author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times (winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize, Inlandia Institute) and the chapbook Maroon (Jamii Publications). Her work has appeared in Jacket2, Anomaly (formally known as Drunken Boat), Asia American Writers Workshop: The Margins, Four Way Review and elsewhere. Learn more about Angela at apenaredondo.com.
Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and has been the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press as well as was one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His poems are featured on Poetry Foundation's website and have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Superstition Review, Rhino, North American Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Orleans Review, Crab Creek Review, Many Mountains Moving, Figure 1, and elsewhere. His first full length collection of poems, Testify, was released by Red Hen Press in the spring of 2017.