Well-RED is an exciting poetry reading series in downtown San Jose. July's reading featurs 4 talented poetry editors:
Catherine Segurson is the founding editor of Catamaran Literary Reader based in the new Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. Catherine has worked at two major literary magazines, Zoetrope All-Story, and ZYZZVA. She has worked as a visual artist exhibiting and selling her paintings in galleries in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. She has worked as a professional videographer for 6 years, covering fashion for agencies GettyImages, Wire Image, and FashionStock. She worked as AVP, ﬁnancial analyst in Corporate Treasury and Merchant Services for Bank of America for 7 years. Her writing has appeared in Coastal Living Magazine, Slow Trains, Taj Mahal Review, Monterey Poetry Review and others. She has an MFA from California College of the Arts in Creative Writing, and a BA in Economics from UC Davis.
David Sullivan’s first book, Strong-Armed Angels, was published by Hummingbird Press, and two of its poems were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. His second book, Every Seed of the Pomegranate, is a multi-voiced series of poems about the war in Iraq, from Tebot Bach. He's currentlhy co-translating the selected poems of Adnan Al-Sayegh. He teaches at Cabrillo College, where he edits the Porter Gulch Review. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his love, the historian Cherie Barkey, and their two children, Jules and Amina Barivan.
Ken Weisner lives in Santa Cruz but teaches writing at De Anza in Cupertino where he edits Red Wheelbarrow. You might enjoy his most recent book, Anything on Earth, from Hummingbird Press. His work has been featured on Sam Hamill’s “Poets Against the War” website, in The Music Lovers Poetry Anthology (Persea, 2007), and on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac (2010), as well as in Wilma Chandler’s “Willing Suspension Armchair Theater” productions of Lost and Found: The Literature of Fathers and Sons—and in recent editions of the Chicago Quarterly Review, Porter Gulch Review, DMQ Review, and Phren-Z.
Vuong Quoc Vu was born in Vietnam, but raised by American television. He studied poetry to understand the human heart, but he is still none the wiser. At thirty-five, Vuong Quoc Vu grew out his hair, gave away property, and began Tourane Poetry Press. His psychic friend told him his life was about to change.