giovanni singleton

singleton.jpg READING at Woodland PatternSaturday, March 12, 7pm$8/$6 members/$7 advance/seniors/student ID MASTER CLASS at Woodland Pattern Poetry and the Blues Saturday, March 12, 10 am-noon, $30 A full description of this course can be found at giovanni singleton received a MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from The New College of California. She is a recipient of a New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature and has been a fellow at Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Cave Canem: A Workshop for African-American Poets, and the Hurston/Wright Writers Week. In 1999, she founded nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a critically acclaimed journal dedicated to the work of artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. She has given presentations on writing, editing, graphic design, and publishing at high schools, colleges, and conferences such as the American Literature Association (2004), Series X: Bay Area Women Publishers (2002), and the New York Festival of Literary Magazines (2002). For five years, she served as a member of the Board of Directors for Small Press Traffic, a literary arts center in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including Chain, Fence, Five Fingers Review, Callaloo, The Breast: An Anthology (Global City Press; New York, 1994), Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the Millenium (Black Classics Press; MD, 2002), and on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2002, she was a featured guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air” hosted by Michael Krasny. She has taught poetry in the San Francisco Unified School District and at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.