Reid Winfrey is a California artist and teacher. He's been exhibiting for forty years throughout the U.S. and in England and Japan. His most recent work involves the figure and the portrait as vehicles for an exploration of surface and composition. You can see more work at ArtObject Gallery in San Jose, California.
“. . . poetry, like all imaginative creations, divines the human enterprise. This is poetry's social value.”
“Go somewhere. Do something. If you don't have a life, how are you going to tell a story about one?”
- Gish Jen
whom Junot Diaz calls "the Great American Novelist we're always hearing about..."
Judge, 2017-18 COG Page to Screen Awards
- Major Jackson
Library of Congress and NEA honoree
Whiting Writers' Award and Guggenheim Fellowship Winner
Judge, 2017-18 COG Poetry Awards
COG Poetry Awards
Everyone Living in the United States?
COG is honored to present an animated adaptation of Megan Merchant's Lullaby,
selected by 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate as winner of the 2016-17 COG Page to Screen Awards.
Lullaby, written by Megan Merchant
COG remains deeply in awe of our 2017-18
COG Poetry Awards & COG Page to Screen Awards final judges:
luminary poet Major Jackson, and esteemed novelist Gish Jen.
Contests reopen in November 2018 and February 2019, respectively.
"Winner Megan Merchant's poetry has the sudden fall into dream, tenderness, awakenings and delicate and crystalline images - the tone and lines are just right and seem to be in the language of a forest at night and the unseen eye in the wave."
- 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate
2016-17 COG Poetry Awards Final Judge
COGITATE 9 - "Poetical"
For your listening pleasure, we rev up this episode with 2018 Berkeley Grand Slam Champion Abe Becker's poetry. Some call Abe the Poet Laureate of Awkward - you decide. Hard on his heels, Cogitate presents devastating, scintillating poetry by Vernon Keeve III, and gorgeous short prose by Nancy Au.