VelRo Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:39
Ann Guy, balancing a stone, surrounded by nature

The first VelRo reading, featuring Ann Guy and our very own Andrew Joron, kicked off the season last night! Come to the Poetry Center, HUM 511, Tuesdays this Spring, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Ann Guy grew up amongst the cornfields and cow patties of western Michigan. She now makes her home in the Oakland hills with her husband and two children. She is a recovering environmental engineer with a degree from MIT, a master in city planning degree from UC Berkeley, and an MA in English with creative writing from SF State. She used to be in the business of trying to save the world, and now she’s in the business of trying to savor it. She’s now blissfully in the MFA program in Creative Writing at SF State. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction centered around themes of family, identity, and uncertainty.


An award-winning poet, essayist, and translator, he started writing science fiction and then expanded his scope to include innovative techniques in poetry. Andrew has taught at the UC Santa Cruz and been a visiting writer at many colleges and universities. His books of poems include Force Fields (1987), Science Fiction (1992), Invisible Machines (1997), The Removes (1999), Fathom (2004), The Sound Mirror (2008), and Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems from City Lights editions in 2010.  As an editor he has seen to publication the Collected Poems of Gustaf Sobin (2011), and The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia from University of California Press in 2013.  He has published a book of essays, The Cry at  Zero: Collected Prose with Counterpath in 2007.  He has also translated three books from the German, Literary Essays, Ernst Bloch (Stanford University Press, 1998), The Perpetual Motion Machine by Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011) and Of Things by Michael Donhauser, co-translated with Nick Hoff (Burning Deck, 2016). Magazine publications include Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and Amazing Stories as well as The Nation, Hambone, and Sulfur.  In addition to teaching, Andrew has worked as a science librarian and in the publishing industry.