Saturday, March 18, 7-9pm Berkeley
The Salon Reading Series features readings with our esteemed teachers and some of our most promising and dedicated students. The events are free to the public. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Alice Templeton’s poetry is frequently rooted in her native Tennessee, and while reflecting on that region, Alice artfully mingles memory and the imagination. About her life growing up on a farm, Alice says, “those cycles of labor that we went through on the farm . . . were formative in my sense of who I am and what language is.” Nate Klug is both a poet and minister, his questions about faith and spirituality at the heart of his tight lyric poems. Christian Wiman, former editor of Poetry, has this to say about Anyone, Nate’s first collection of poems: “I would say that he is at the beginning of a great career, but that sells this book short, which seems to me to already have elements of greatness. Anyone interested in poetry . . . is going to want to own this book.” For this second event in the 2017 Salon Reading Series, Alice and Nate will be reading with their two students, June Jackson and Teresa Poore.
Alice Templeton’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Calyx, Asheville Poetry Review, and elsewhere, and her chapbook Archaeology won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press. Alice has been a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, le Moulin á Nef (France), Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony. She teaches creative writing and humanities at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco.
Nate Klug earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago and a Masters from Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Rude Woods, a modern translation of Virgil’s Eclogues (The Song Cave, 2013), and Anyone, a book of poems (The University of Chicago Press, 2015). His writing has been supported by the Poetry Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the James Merrill House. His poems, translations, and essays can be found in Poetry, Threepenny Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
June Jackson has kept a journal since she was about 10 years old. At Trumbull High School she started the school’s first literary magazine and named it Broken Shells. After writing poetry early in life, she now works on personal essays. She has taken numerous workshops and classes in writing with Cheryl Strayed, Anne Lamott, Nancy Aronie and teachers at the Writing Salon. She did hospice work on and off for 35 years, and she currently has a private practice doing grief counseling and reiki.
Teresa Poore’s poetry has appeared in Old Red Kimono, Red Rock Review and elsewhere. Her work is forthcoming in Grayson Books anthology, Forgotten Women. She was awarded first prize in poetry in the 2015 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, and is a finalist for the 2016 Crosswinds Journal Poetry Contest. Teresa is also a practicing psychotherapist.