LITTLE PRAYERS — Susie Meserve with Stephanie Adams-Santos
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday, September 21 for a reading with Bay-area poet Susie Meserve and her latest collection, Little Prayers. Portland poet Stephanie Adams-Santos will join Susie in reading and conversation.
Susie Meserve is a poet, essayist, blogger, and mother. Her debut poetry collection, Little Prayers, won the 2018 Blue Light Book Award from San Francisco–based publisher Blue Light Press and was published in early 2018. Her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Salon.com, and the book anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness. Susie, a former Portland resident, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young sons.
Stephanie Adams-Santos is a Guatemalan-American writer from Portland, OR. Her full-length poetry collection, Swarm Queen’s Crown (Fathom Books 2016) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrates excellence in LGBTQ voices. She is the author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Total Memory (Finishing Line Press 2016), and the award-winning chapbook The Sundering (Poetry Society of America 2009), selected for a New York Chapbook Fellowship. Stephanie has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, and she was a finalist for the Corporeal Voices “THE VOICE IS A MUSCLE” Fellowship for writers of color. Her work has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, Orion Magazine and others. Stephanie has been awarded fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Film Independent.
Stephanie earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts, and a BA in English at Stanford University. She is the founder of Tarot Obscuro and Ojo de la Selva Press. She teaches poetry workshops at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and Literary Arts.