Join us for an evening of incredible poetry paired with luminous sparkling wines. Each ticket grants admission, wine tasting, a charcuterie box, and your choice of a signed copy of Hillman, Hass, or Dunkle's book.
Brenda Hillman’s most recent poetry collection In a Few Minutes Before Later was just released from Wesleyan Press. Hillman who has written over ten previous books of poetry has co-edited and co-translated numerous volumes, including Ana Cristina Cesar’s At Your Feet (Parlor Press, 2018), co-translated from Portuguese with her mother Helen Hillman. Her awards for poetry include the 2020 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award for Innovation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California, and currently serves as a Chancellor at the Academy of American Poets.
Robert Hass - served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He has published many books of poetry including Field Guide, Praise, and his latest Summer Snow: New Poems. His collection of poems entitled Time and Materials won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His book of essays, What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, is the recipient of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Hass translated many of the works of Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, Czeslaw Milosz, and he has edited Selected Poems: 1954-1986 by Tomas Transtromer; The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa; Poet’s Choice: Poems for Everyday Life; the 2001 edition of Best American Poetry; and Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (with Paul Ebenkamp).
Iris Jamahl Dunkle - latest poetry collection is West : Fire : Archive (The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, 2021). She is also the author of Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer (The University of Oklahoma Press, 2020). Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and UC Davis and is the Poetry and Translation Director at the Napa Valley Writers' Conference.