Small Press Traffic: Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Booksmith is delighted to host local literary nonprofit Small Press Traffic as they present two superb visiting poets, Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen. Please join us!


Small  Press Traffic hosts poets Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen as part of its longtime reading series. Since 1974 Small Press Traffic (SPT) has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scene, bringing together authors, readers, educators, small presses, and community members through talks, readings, workshops, and performances. Its mission is to provide a local and national platform for experimental writing, foregrounding underserved writers and those who identify as women, people of color, and/or from the LGBTQI community.



Hoa Nguyen is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks. She lives in Toronto, Ontario where she teaches poetics at Ryerson University and curates a reading series.



Anselm Berrigan's recent books of poetry include Come In Alone (Wave, 2016) and Primitive State (Edge, 2015). A chapbook, Degrets, is forthcoming from Couch Press. He is the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and also editor of the just-about-released What Is Poetry? (Just kidding, I know you know): Selected Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter, 1983-2009


RSVP appreciated but not requiredIf you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of any of our featured authors' works, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 


Violet Energy Ingots Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940696348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - September 6th, 2016

Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 Cover Image
By Hoa Nguyen, Anselm Berrigan (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781933517926
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - September 2nd, 2014

Primitive State Cover Image
ISBN: 9781890311438
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Edge Books - December 1st, 2015

Come in Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940696294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - May 3rd, 2016

What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983 - 2009) Cover Image
By Anselm Berrigan (Editor)
ISBN: 9781940696393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - April 4th, 2017