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Join us for this much-anticipated reading with the 2017 Jane Underwood Poetry Prize winner (Amanda Moore) and finalist (Grace Grafton). Amanda Moore will be our featured reader for the evening, with a special reading of her winning poem, "When I Hear 'Horses' as 'Corsets.'" Grace Grafton will also read her poetry. Although finalists Catherine Hodges, Julie Paegle, Robert Eastwood, and Rayne O'Brian will not be present, we will celebrate their distinction on this evening of poetry at our San Francisco location in the Richmond. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
Amanda Moore is a high school English teacher in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She received an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University, where she worked as Managing Editor at EPOCH magazine. She has recently published poems in ZYZZYVA, Tahoma Literary Review, Potomoc Review, and Sequestrum, along with anthologies such as Best New Poets, A Generation Defining Itself, and Mamas and Papas: On The Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting.
Grace Marie Grafton is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Jester from Hip Pocket Press. Her poems have won honors from The Bellingham Review, Sycamore Review, Keats Soul Making contest, The Women’s National Book Association, and Poetic Matrix Press. Poems recently appear in Fifth Wednesday, The Cortland Review, Ambush Review, Sin Fronteras, Basalt, Mezzo Cammin and Canary, among others. Through her work with CA Poets in the Schools and the CA Arts Council, she has taught thousands of children to write poetry.