Virtual Craft Happy Hour with Jose Hernandez Diaz

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TWC presents a FREE VIDEO CHAT about the craft of poetry!

We’re joined by poet Jose Hernandez Diaz (The Fire Eater) to talk about his debut chapbook, surrealist writing, and more. Jose will be in conversation with Emily Holland (poet and Managing Editor of Poet Lore) and Zach Powers (author of surrealist stories and Director of Communications at The Writer’s Center).

FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.

RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email on or before September 18 with instructions for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom.

We encourage you to order a copy of the book from Bookshop.org or from your local, independent bookseller.


Jose Hernandez DiazJose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of California at Berkeley and Antioch University Los Angeles. The Fire Eater is his debut chapbook.

About The Fire Eater

Surreal, playful, and always poignant, the prose poems in Jose Hernandez Diaz’s masterful debut chapbook introduce us to a mime, a skeleton, and the man in the Pink Floyd t-shirt, all of whom explore their inner selves in Hernandez Diaz’s startling and spare style. With nods to Russell Edson and the surrealists, Hernandez Diaz explores the ordinary and the not-so-ordinary occurrences of life, set against the backdrop of the moon, and the poet’s native Los Angeles.

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