In this episode of Bay Area Poet?, Alana Siegel and Zoe Tuck join Kate Robinson and Caleb Beckwith to discuss their separate histories as Bay Area Poets, the question of regional aesthetics, and the legacy of Occupy in the poetry community.
Alana Siegel is the author of Archipelago, Station Hill Press, 2013. Other chapbooks include Semata, words from Ra Ra Junction, and Territory Retina. Poetry reviews have been featured in Open House, Open Space, and the Journal of Poetics Research. She is also a director, presently working on a production of Antigone, and most recently directed Anne’s White Glove, written by Alice Notley, and performed within the Alette in Oakland Symposium, 2014.
After the publication of her tract Terror Matrix (2014) by Timeless, Infinite Light, Zoe Tuck joined the press’s editorial staff. She also works for Small Press Distribution and is an editor of Hold: a journal, whose second issue is currently open for submissions (holdajournal.com). She is also a tarot reader, so if you are in need of guidance, drop her a line.