Poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s parents fled Tibet in 1959. Raised by her mother in Tibetan communities in Dharamsala, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal, She is the author of the poetry chapbooks In Writing the Names (2000) and Recurring Gestures (2000). She has published the full-length collections Rules of the House (2002), In the Absent Everyday (2005), and My Rice tastes like the lake (2011), which was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Year Award for 2012. Dhompa’s non-fiction book based on her life is called A Home in Tibet (Penguin India, 2013).
Eric Sneathen, author of Snail Poems (Krupskaya, 2016)
Eric Sneathen is a poet who whose writing has been published by Mondo Bummer, Elderly, and Faggot Journal. He is the editor and organizer of Macaroni Necklace, a Bay Area–based DIY literary journal and reading series. Snail Poems is his first book.
The UC Santa Cruz Creative Writing Program Presents
The Lives of Other Songs
Living Writers Series Spring 2017
Thursdays / 5:20-6:50pm / Humanities Lecture Hall
April 13, 2017: Tongo Eisen-Martin, author of someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015)
May 4, 2017: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, author of A Home in Tibet (Penguin, 2014) and Eric Sneathen, author of Snail Poems (Krupskaya, 2016)
May 11, 2017: Aisha Sasha John, author of THOU (BookThug, 2014)
May 18, 2017: Rosa Alcalá, author of Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010)
June 1, 2017: Lauren Levin, author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016)
June 8, 2017: UCSC Creative Writing Program, Undergraduate Student Reading