Laurel Book Store  |  12:30pm–1:45pm

Three very different poets read work grown from a sense of being from both here and there, of having a consciousness radically split between near and far places.

ARIF GAMAL is the author of author of Morning in Serra Mattu. A Nubian writer born in Sudan during British colonial rule, Gamal adopted the Bay Area as a home for the past three decades, but his dreams are still in Nubia.

JESSE NATHAN is a founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series. He was born in Berkeley but grew up on a wheat farm in rural Kansas, and his poems appear in jubilat, the Nation, and the American Poetry Review.

GIOVANNI SINGLETON is the author of Ascension, awarded the California Book Award Gold Medal, and the forthcoming AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper.