Poetry. California Interest. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. A serial poem written at the beginning of each day for one year by the prolific poet and long-time editor Jocelyn Saidenberg, KITH & KIN imbricates dreams, waking, friendship, and grief. In reproducing everyday banalities of mourning, Saidenberg finds herself "in proximity to others who are also with me, ones who mumble, who yell in rage, who are recently or long dead, who dream of me at night."
Jocelyn Saidenberg is a writer, educator, and performer based in the Bay Area. Her books include: KITH & KIN (The Elephants, 2018), Mortal City (Parentheses Writing Series, 1998), CUSP (Kelsey St. Press, 2001), NEGATIVITY (Atelos Press, 2007), DEAD LETTER (Roof Books, 2014), in addition to three chapbooks, Dusky, Dispossessed, and Shipwreck. Her work has been published in several journals and anthologies such as SFMoMA Open Space, The Encyclopedia Project, and Bay Poetics. Since 1998 she has worked as the founding editor and publisher for Krupskaya Press, with 39 titles circulating to date, and has curated literary events through Bay Area arts organizations, in addition to serving as the long-time director of Small Press Traffic. She teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley and the Prison University Project at San Quentin.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA