Vital Signs: Poetry and Photography from the Inland Empire

Tue Oct 15 2013   6:00 PM
Villaseñor Branch Library  525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA  map

The San Bernardino Public Library presents a pairing of Juan Delgado’s poetry and Thomas McGovern’s photographs of hand painted signs and murals from their book Vital Signs. The authors will be reading and doing a powerpoint presentation. Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

Free and open to the public; for more information call (909) 381-8238.

Thomas McGovern is a photographer, writer, and educator, and the author of Bearing Witness (to AIDS), Amazing Grace, and Hard Boys + Bad Girls. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Museum of the City of New York; and the New York Historical Society, among others. His art reviews and features have appeared in Afterimage, Artweek, Art Issues, and Art Papers and in 2011 he founded the photography publication Dotphotozine. He is a professor of art at California State University, San Bernardino.
Juan Delgado has published several books of poetry, El Campo, A Rush of Hands, and Green Web, which received the Contemporary Poetry Series Award and was published by the University of Georgia Press. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine, where he was also a Regents Fellow. He is a professor of English and director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at California State University, San Bernardino.