A reading by Black Ocean poets Rauan Klassnik, author of Holy Land, and Paula Cisewski, author of Upon Arrival.
Rauan Klassnik was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now he spends most of his time in Mexico looking after birds and dogs with his wife Edith. His poems have appeared in such journals The North American Review, MiPoesias, No Tell Motel, Caesura, Sentence, Tex!, Pilot Poetry, and Hunger Mountain.
Paula Cisewski is the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and the chapbook How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002). She lives in the Twin Cities where she teaches writing and humanities courses and hosts the Imaginary Press Reading Series.
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