Wednesday: 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Toni Mirosevich is the author of six collections of poetry and prose, most recently The Takeaway Bin (Spuyten Duyvil Press). Her book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, (Mid-List Press) was the recipient of the First Series in Creative Nonfiction Award and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her chapbook, My Oblique Strategies (Thorngate Road) received the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award. Additional book titles are The Rooms We Make Our Own (Firebrand Books), Queer Street (Customs Words) and Trio (Specter Press) co-authored with Charlotte Muse and Edward Smallfield. Her multi-genre work has been anthologized in Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Best American Travel Writing, The Gastronomica Reader, The Discovery of Poetry, AutoBioDiversity: True Stories from Zyzzyva, The Impossible Will Take A Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in A Time of Fear. Poems, short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Kenyon Review, Puerto del Sol, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Zyzzyva, Fourth Genre, Five Fingers Review and elsewhere. Literary fellowships and residencies include the MacDowell Colony (2004), Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2005), Hedgebrook (2011, 2013) Blue Mountain Center (2010), Espy Literary Foundation (2004, 2007), Peninsula Foundation Fellowship (2005). She received the Astraea Foundation’s Emerging Lesbian Writer in Fiction Award and was a San Francisco Library Laureate (2009). A Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, she also served as former Associate Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives.