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Sara Mumolo, Brenda Hillman, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

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Beyond Baroque

681 Venice Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90291

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Acclaimed poets Sara Mumolo, Brenda Hillman, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal join Beyond Baroque for a night of readings you won't want to miss.


Sara Mumolo is the author of Day Counter (Omnidawn, 2018) and Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013). Sara serves as the Associate Director for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of CA. Poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Lana Turner, PEN Poetry Series, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Center for the Arts, and has served as a curatorial resident at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA.

Brenda Hillman is the author of ten full-length collections from Wesleyan University Press, the most recent of which are Practical Water (2009), Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), and Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2018). With Patricia Dienstfrey, she edited The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Wesleyan, 2003), and has co-translated Poems from Above the Hill by Ashur Etwebi, Instances by Jeongrye Choi and At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar, all from Free Verse Editions. Named by Poets and Writers as one of 50 inspiring writers in the world, Hillman has worked actively for social and environmental justice; she is a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets and teaches at St. Mary’s College

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. She is the author of the collection Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, Akrilica Series, 2017), winner of the John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters, and featured as a Best of 2017 book at The Los Angeles Times, NBC News, BOMB, Literary Hub, and Entropy.

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