BINDERY: On the Cusp: A Taxing Season

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The second installment of the new nonfiction reading series On the Cusp based around the theme Moments of Change. The smaller and subtler these moments the better—big, seemingly important life events can work (or not work!), but we’re most interested in unforeseen instants that result in lasting change. For this second event, we're excited to host the following authors on the theme A Taxing Season:

Joyce Maynard
Maw Shein Win
Joe Clifford

Miriam Bird Greenberg
James Cagney




Miriam Bird Greenberg is the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth, which won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and the chapbooks All night in the new country and Pact-Blood, Fevergrass. Recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Poetry Foundation, she’s written about nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins, and is currently at work on a fieldwork-derived manuscript about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she spent last fall as a writer-in-residence at the National University of Singapore. 


James Cagney is a poet from Oakland, Ca.  Cagney has appeared as a featured poet at museums and venues throughout the San Francisco-Bay Area, Sacramento, Vancouver and Mumbai.  His work has been published online and in print via Inscape, Five-Eighty Split  and Eleven-Eleven, among others.  His first book, Black Steel Magnolias, will be published by Nomadic Press in August.


Joe Clifford is the author of several books, including The One That Got Awayand the Jay Porter Thriller Series, as well as editor of the anthologies Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen;Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, and Hard Sentences, which he co-edited.


Maw Shein Win’s writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including Cimarron ReviewPoetry InternationalFanzineThe Fabulist, and others. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers. Along with composer and musician, Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind that combines poetry with abstract electronic music. Her poetry chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press, and her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was recently published by Manic D Press. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito. 



Admission for this event is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered soon at this link.


RSVP appreciated but not required. This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7pm, and event begins at 7:30pm.