Writers’ Block Live! with Nan Cohen and Victoria Chang. This reading series aims to highlight and discuss writers across various genres and fields.
Nan Cohen, the longtime poetry director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, is the author of two poetry collections, Rope Bridge (2005) and Unfinished City (2017). Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Ploughshares, Poet Lore, Poetry International, The New Republic and Slate. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Viewpoint School and the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
Victoria Chang’s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was published in 2017 by Copper Canyon Press. The Boss (McSweeney’s) won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. Her poems have been published in places such as Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, The Nation, etc. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. Her picture book, Is Mommy? (Simon & Schuster), illustrated by Marla Frazee was named a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches at Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts.
Eric Morago is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet who believes performance carries as much importance on the page, as it does off. Currently he hosts a monthly reading series, teaches writing workshops, and serves as publisher and editor-in-chief of Moontide Press. Eric is the author of What We Ache For (Moon Tide Press) andFeasting on Sky (Paper Plane Pilots). He has an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Writers’ Block is a bi-weekly podcast that highlights the work of writers, poets, scientists, musicians, and more to find the story behind the pieces. Host Mike Gravagno digs into his guests work the same way he digs into pie, voraciously and without pretension, because you don’t have to be high-falutin to enjoy talking about art. Writers’ Block is a joint venture from YourPopFilter.com and Anastamos, Chapman University’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal, and is available wherever you get your podcasts.