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Please join us on Saturday, February 29 at 7 PM when we welcome poets Chad Sweeney and Joy Katz to City Books. The event is free. Refreshments will be served.

Chad Sweeney has published six books of poetry, including Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books, winner of the Nigthboat Books Prize, nominated for Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James) and Wolf’s Milk (bilingual Spanish/English, Forklift Books)—as well as two books of translation, most recently Pablo Neruda’s final book, The Call to Destroy Nixon and to Advance the Chilean Revolution (Marick, 2019). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poets and Writers, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-day. Chad is an associate professor of English/Creative Writing at California State University San Bernardino and lives in Redlands with his partner, Jennifer K. Sweeney and their two little boys.

Joy Katz’s poetry and essays cover whiteness, baby poetics, tennis, sentimentality, and other things. She has three poetry collections, most recently All You Do is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist. She is a past NEA fellow, Stegner fellow, and Writing Pittsburgh Fellow, and was recently writer in residence at Grasso Sausage, the last Italian business in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood. Her new manuscript, The Color Cure, attempts to document every minute of whiteness in her life. Katz collaborates with musicians, actors, playwrights, and choreographers in the pro-beauty, anti-racist art collective IfYouReallyLoveMe, based in Pittsburgh, where she lives and teaches poetry and nonfiction in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic workshops for women. She is also an editor-at-large for Copper Nickel.