ZYZZYVA Spring Issue Celebration @ Vesuvio Cafe
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:00 P.M., City Lights presents at Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133, 21 & Over, please
Come celebrate the release of the latest issue of ZYZZYVA—the Spring issue, No. 97. Since 1985, the acclaimed literary journal focused on the West Coast and headquartered in San Francisco has been publishing the best in fiction, prose, poetry and art.
Local contributors Herbert Gold, Lori Ostlund, Christian Kiefer and Debbie Graber read from their work in the Spring issue. Editors Laura Cogan and Oscar Villalon will host.
Herbert Gold's novels include Birth of a Hero (1951), The Man Who Was not With It (1956), and Fathers (1967). His nonfiction work includes the book Haiti: Best Nightmare on Earth (2001) and his memoir Still Alive! A Temporary Condition. He lives in San Francisco.
Lori Ostlund’s story collection The Bigness of the World (University of Georgia Press) was awarded the California Book Award for First Fiction and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. She lives in San Francisco.
Debbie Graber’s work has appeared in Inlandia: A Literary Journal. She lives in Southern California.
Christian Kiefer’s first novel is The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury USA), which comes out in paperback in May. He lives in Northern California.
Laura Cogan is the Editor of ZYZZYVZ
Oscar Villalon is the former book editor at the San Francisco. His reviews appear on NPR.org and KQED’s "The California Report." He is the Managing Editor of ZYZZYVA.
ZYZZYVA publishes the best prose, poetry, and visual art produced by West Coast writers and artists—along with the occasional piece from east of California. Since 1985, they've published such writers as Sherman Alexie, Raymond Carver, Aimee Bender, Po Bronson, F.X. Toole, Haruki Murakami, Richard Rodriguez, and Daniel Handler; poets such as Kay Ryan, Adrienne Rich, Matthew Zapruder, Czeslaw Milosz, W.S. Di Piero, and Francisco X. Alarcon, and have featured work from such artists as Ed Ruscha, Sandow Birk, Laurie Anderson, Richard Diebenkorn, and Wayne Thiebaud.