Cole Swensen SF Book Launch 5/21 @ Alley Cat Books

On Walking On by Cole Swensen
Cole Swensen SF Book Launch 5/21 @ Alley Cat Books

Don't miss the SF Book Launch for Cole Swensen's latest book, On Walking On with: Cole Swensen // Susan Gevirtz // Shiloh Jines

About On Walking On:
On Walking On looks outward onto—or rather, walks through—the work of various writers for whom walking was or is an important element of daily life. The number of writers who were or are serious walkers is striking, and the connection goes back to antiquity, more recently including Woolf, Nerval, Sand, Debord, Sebald, and many others. 

//Cole Swensen//
Cole Swensen ( is the author of seventeen volumes of poetry, most recently On Walking On (Nightboat, 2017). Her books have twice been finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and once for the National Book Award, and have won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, she co-edited the Norton anthology American Hybrid (2009) and guest-edited BAX: Best American Experimental Writing 2014. She has translated eighteen volumes of poetry from French and won the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation for The Island of the Dead by Jean Frémon. Her translations have been finalists three times for the Best Translated Book Award and once for National Translation Award. She is the founding editor of the translation press La Presse (

//Shiloh Jines//
Shiloh Jines is a poet & visual artist based in Oakland, California. S/he is the co-author of the hand-bound let­terpress chapbook SITE OF IMPACT (Eucalyptus Press 2016) & her book Poetics of the Ampersand is forthcoming from Wolfman Editoins. S/he is currently working on her poetry manu­script, & if it flows like pity/ then it spills like viscous fluid.

//Susan Gevirtz//
Susan Gevirtz’s books of poetry include Hotel abc, Nightboat, 2016; AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger, Kelsey Street, 2010; BROADCAST, Trafficker, 2009; Thrall, Post Apollo, 2007; Hourglass Transcripts, Burning Deck, 2001. Her critical books are Narrative’s Journey: The fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson, Peter Lang, 1996; and Coming Events (Collected Writings), Nightboat, 2013. Currently she’s an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts. She lives in San Francisco.

Event Details:

5/21/17 | 7-9PM | Alley Cat Books | 3036 24th St San Francisco, CA