Join Omi Gallery for The Sweetwater Sessions, Vol. 14
Our final Session until Fall 2017 features Charif Shanahan – author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017) and winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. He holds degrees in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and Dartmouth College and an MFA from New York University.
His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Baffler, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, Poem-a-Day of the Academy of American Poets, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, which awarded him the 2015 Edward Stanley Poetry Award. His translations from German and Italian have appeared in Circumference, A Public Space, and RHINO Poetry, among other publications, and have been performed by the Vienna Art Orchestra.
For his work, he has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Starworks Foundation. A 2016 nominee for the Puschart Prize, he is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.
More on Charif – http://www.charifshanahan.com
The Sweetwater Sessions, Vol. 14
Friday June 9, 2017
Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway | Oakland 94612
in Advance $7 –
at The Door – $10
Every Body Welcome!
About The Sweetwater Sessions
This multi-sensory, multi-media series of creative arts practice engagements gives voice to the dramatic collaborative process between Artist, Spirit, tradition and community in the design of freedom narratives for contemporary culture. With an aim to intersect and possibly disrupt social constructs, “The Sweetwater Sessions” allow for a deeper exploration of femininity and liquidity in the creation of a lush identity celebrating Black people and Blackness. Ashara Ekundayo, Curator