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PEN West: A Poetry Reading by Matthew Zapruder and Javier Zamora

PEN West is thrilled to feature Matthew Zapruder and Javier Zamora in a reading of their poetry, followed by discussion with the poets.

Please RSVP to Director of PEN West Wendy Martin to receive event details: [email protected]

Javier Zamora is the author of Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press). His poems have appeared in Granta, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow and has been awarded fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and Yaddo. Zamora has also been the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes and Noble Writer for Writers Award. He was born in El Salvador and migrated to the United States when he was nine.

Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry. His most recent volume, Come On All You Ghosts, is labeled as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was selected as one of the year’s top five poetry books by Publishers Weekly. His prose book, Why Poetry (Ecco Press/Harper Collins), explores the importance of poetry in contemporary culture. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Zapruder is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California and editor at large at Wave Books. He lives in Oakland, CA.

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