Maw Shein Win and Cyrus Armajani read their poetry
Maw Shein Win and Cyrus Armajani will read at 7 pm on Friday, September 8th, at Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, a little north of Hearst, in Berkeley, as part of the Last Word Reading Series. Cafe phone is 510-841-6374. There is also an open reading. Cyrus Armajani teaches reading and creative writing to youth who are incarcerated. He is a Pushcart nominee and his poems have appeared in Berkeley Poetry Review, Blue Collar Review, Multicultural Education Magazine, and 100 Days Action, among other publications. Benefits of Doubt (Nomadic Press, 2016) is his first book. Cyrus is Iranian-American and lives in Oakland with his wife and two sons. Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in various journals, including Cimarron Review, Fanzine, Eleven Eleven, the Fabulist, and others. Her most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone on Nomadic Press, and her full-length poetry collection, Invisible Gifts, New and Selected Poems, will be published by Manic D Press in spring 2018. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito. The Last Word Reading Series is presented by Nefeli Caffe, a cafe/restaurant that serves dinners, tapas, coffee drinks, beer, wine, and more in a beautiful and colorful atmosphere. Dinner here is wonderful and should not be missed. Admission is free.