The ZYZZYVA fall release celebration was held September 30th, 2012 at City Lights.
hosted by Oscar Villalon, Laura Cogan
with readings by Judy Halebsky, Jesse Nathan, Joel Streicker
“The one journal I read cover to cover as soon as it arrives—ZYZZYVA is that smart, that brilliantly curated”—Junot Diaz
In its Fall issue, the venerated San Francisco literary journal expands on its mission of publishing work from the West Coast’s best writers and artists and translators. An “Expats” section features poetry and nonfiction from Luis Alberto Urrea, Edie Meidav, Dagoberto Gilb and John Freeman—all writers who can claim roots on this side of the country. And the stunning photographs of rising international talent (and Bay Area resident) Lucas Foglia are featured.
For its Fall release celebration at City Lights, ZYZZYVA will present readings from contributors Jesse Nathan, Joel Streicker, and Judy Halebsky. Pick up a copy, have some wine, and enjoy some wonderful writing. Hosted by ZYZZYVA Editor Laura Cogan and Managing Editor Oscar Villalon.
Judy Halebsky’s book of poetry “Sky=Empty” won the New Issues Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a California Book Award. Her most recent volume is the chapbook “Space/Gap/Interval/Distance” (Sixteen Rivers Press).
Jesse Nathan is an editor at McSweeney’s and is a doctoral student in English literature at Stanford.
Joel Streicker received a 2011 PEN American Center Translation Fund Grant to translate Samanta Schweblin’s story collection Pájaros en la boca. His translation of acclaimed Colombian writer Tomas Gonzalez’s story “Victor Comes Back” appears in ZYZZYVA’s Fall issue.