Spring 2019 Events

March 19

Humble Pie Presents: Open Mic! Bring a poem, story, song to share

February 12

Humble Pie Presents: Lisa Rosenberg, Sharon Coleman, Annika Gilbert & Zoey Gassner

Past events: Oct. 9

Humble Pie Presents: Joseph Lease (ft. Kevin Hatch & Chess McWilliams)

Photo Courtesy: Coffee House Press

Experience Joseph Lease read from his new collection The Body Ghost, along with Writing and Literature students Kevin Hatch and Chess McWilliams.

Joseph Lease’s critically acclaimed books of poetry include The Body Ghost (Coffee House Press, 2018), Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011), and Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007). Lease’s poems “Broken World (For James Assatly)” and “Send My Roots Rain” were anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. “Broken World (For James Assatly) was also anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Robert Creeley, Guest Editor). His poem “Free Again (Why don’t people)” was published in The New York Times.

He is a Professor of Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts.

Nov. 13

Humble Pie Presents: Maw Shein Win (ft. Stephanie S. Silva & Alexander G. Audet)

Photo Courtesy: Manic D Press

Maw Shein Win is a Burmese American poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies, as well as chapbooks. A member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto, Win’s poetry is featured in artist Megan Wilson’s mural, Flower Interruption, exhibited at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. She was gthe first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California.

In her first full-length book of poetry, Invisible Gifts, Maw Shein Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; the accuracy and flaws of memory abound. Win’s unique perspective and artful language offer readers insight into how the heart can bend and mend without breaking.