Reading recap: Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Matthew Zapruder, and student poets

Thanks to everyone who attended Berkeley Poetry Review’s pre-holiday reading at University Press Books on December 4th–and a big thanks to our magnanimous and spectacular readers. Poet and UC Berkeley professor Geoffrey G. O’Brien read from his forthcoming collection, People on Sundays (Wave, 2013), and Matthew Zapruder from a forthcoming manuscript titled Sun Bear (whose titular poem the audience had the privilege of enjoying). The reading turned out to be somewhat interdisciplinary: an ekphrastic poem, as well as one written after the late Vic Chesnutt, was read.

Several student poets also read: Alex Taitague and Kayla Krut, who were included in our 42nd issue, as well as Bryce Thornburg.

Geoffrey G. O’Brien

Matthew Zapruder

Alex Taitague

Kayla Krut

Bryce Thornburg

(Thanks to our Managing Editor, Jules Wood, for these photos.)