Welcome to Second Sunday Readings, a monthly poetry reading series featuring poets from all over the world. Each month, two or three poets will be featured in an hourlong reading hosted by Curator Siân Killingsworth.

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Upcoming Readings:

June 11, 2023:  Susan Cohen, Amanda Moore, Chloe Martinez

Susan Cohen is the author of two chapbooks and the full-length collections Throat Singing (2012), A Different Wakeful Animal (2016), and Democracy of Fire (2022). A former science writer, journalism professor, and contributing writer to the Washington Post Magazine, she earned an MFA at Pacific University. Her poetry has appeared in 32 Poems, Catamaran, Los Angeles Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Review, Verse Daily and many anthologies. Her recent honors include the Red Wheelbarrow Prize judged by Mark Doty and the Terrain.org Poetry Prize judged by Arthur Sze. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Amanda Moore’s debut collection of poetry, Requeening (HarperCollins/ECCO), was selected for the National Poetry Series by Ocean Vuong, featured in Oprah Magazine‘s Favorite Things issue, and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award.  Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets, ZZYZVA, Catapult, Ploughshares, and LitHub, and her essays have appeared in Poets & Writers, The Baltimore Review, and Hippocampus Magazine. Former poetry co-editor at Women’s Voices for Change and on staff at Bull City Press’s INCH, Amanda is a high school English teacher in San Francisco, where she lives by the beach with her husband and daughter. 

Chloe Martinez is a poet and scholar of South Asian religions. She is the author of the collection Ten Thousand Selves (The Word Works, 2021) and the chapbook Corner Shrine (Backbone Press, 2020). Her poems and translations have appeared in POETRY, Ploughshares, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Southern California on the traditional lands of the Tongva/Gabrielino people. See more at www.chloeAVmartinez.com.

July 9, 2023: Janet Jennings, Ken Haas, Barb Reynolds, Siân Killingsworth

August 13, 2023: Lisa Turner, Joanna Fuhrman, Francesca Bell

September 10, 2023: Yeva Johnson, Sage Ravenwood, Sonia Greenfield

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