Join us for a magical night of poetry with the Lark Poetry Readings Series.


Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fourth collection, Dandarians, appears this month from Milkweed Editions. She was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming. Her degrees include an MM in music history, a BM in piano performance, and an MFA in creative writing, all from Indiana University. Her first volume of poetry, Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin Books, 1999), was selected by Ishmael Reed for the National Poetry Series and was also a finalist for the 2000 Asian American Literature Awards. She is also the author of On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009); and Year of the Snake (2004). She teaches at the University of South Dakota.


giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal committed to experimental work of the African Diaspora  and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Series, which recognizes recent first book poets. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, Inquiring Mind, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. singleton has taught at CalArts, Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area. singleton coordinates Lunch Poems, the monthly poetry reading series at UC-Berkeley under the direction of Robert Hass.



Christine Wertheim is a poet, critic, performer, and curator. Her books include mUtter–bAbel, (Counterpath Press), +|’me’S-pace(Les Figues Press), Corpus, Feminaissance (editor) (Les Figues Press), and, with Matias Viegener, Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects (co-editor). Her poetry is anthologized in Against Expression, The & Now Awards, I’ll Drown My Book, The LA Telephone Book, and Out of Nothing. With her sister Margaret, she co-directs the Institute For Figuring, which curates exhibitions and seminars on the intersection of art, science and mathematics. She has a doctorate in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.




Doors 7:30pm, Reading 8pm


Eventbrite - Lark Poetry Readings presents: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Giovanni Singleton, & Christine Wertheim

We ask a $10 donation at the door, which directly supports the poets and the space. We are always looking for volunteers to help out and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.