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The story behind "State Lines":

 

In early 2017, John McMurtrie (Former Books Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle) invited to me to write a weekly poetry column for the paper titled "State Lines."

 

The column ran for almost two years and focused exclusively on California poets. 99 poets were featured in the Sunday print and digital versions of the paper.

This is an attempt to catalogue the entire series. Please forgive the web designer if some of the links no longer work! (Many of the poems are behind the Chronicle's pay wall.)

COLUMNS

March 12, 2017: Juan Felipe Herrera

March 19: Solmaz Sharif

March 26: Jenny Johnson

April 2: Chiyuma Elliot

April 9: Dana Gioia

April 16: Chinaka Hodge

April 23: Joanne Kyger

April 30: Nan Cohen

May 7: C. Dale Young

May 14: Tommy Pico

May 21: Mai Der Vang

May 28: Jacques Rancourt

June 4: Arisa White

June 11: Randall Mann

June 18: MK Chavez

June 25: Noah Blaustein

July 2: Brynn Saito

July 9: Bruce Snider

July 16: Douglas Kearney

July 23: Cheryl Dumesnil

July 30: Rebecca Gaydos

August 6: Maw Shein Win

August 13: Ari Banias

August 20: David St. John

August 27: Luis J. Rodriguez

September 3: Caroline Goodwin

September 10: Rick Barot

September 17: Tongo Eisen-Martin

September 24: Javier Zamora

October 1: Lynne Thompson

October 8: Kristin Robertson

October 15: Brittany Perham

October 22: Morgan Parker

October 29: Frank Bidart

November 5: Zubair Ahmed

November 12: D. A. Powell

November 19: Victoria Chang

November 26: August Kleinzahler

December 10: June Jordan

December 17: Susan Gubernat

December 31: Keith Ekiss

January 7, 2018: Kim Shuck

January 14: David Hernandez

January 21: Iris Jamahl Dunkle

January 28: Barbara Jane Reyes

February 4: Vincent Guerra

February 11: Lynn Melnick

February 18: Kathy Fagan

February 25: Vandana Khanna

March 4: Austin Smith

March 11: Shara Lessley

March 18: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

March 25: Indigo Moor

April 1: Lisa Rosenberg

April 8: Elena Karina Byrne

April 15: Brenda Hillman

April 22: Sophie Klahr

April 29: Sylvia Chan

May 6: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

May 13: Megan Levad

May 20: Rohan DaCosta

May 27: Carol Muske-Dukes

June 3: Joseph Rios

June 10: Melissa Stein

June 17: Natalie Graham

June 24: Charif Shanahan

July 1: Gillian Wegener

July 8: Rudy Francisco

July 15: Christine Kitano

July 22: Muhammad Umar J. Salimi

August 5: Lucille Lang Day

August 12: David Tomas Martinez

August 19: Vickie Vertiz

August 26: Gary Soto

September 2: Tom Clark

September 9: Susie Meserve

September 16: Kyle Dargan

September 23: Blas Falconer

September 30: Ada Limon

October 7: Tiffany Higgins

October 15: Alan Chazaro

October 22: Anna Journey

October 29: James Cagney

November 4: Dean Rader

November 11: Vanessa Angelica Villarreal

November 18: Sara Mumolo

November 25: Rachelle Cruz

December 2: Katie Ford

December 16: Forrest Gander

December 30: Heather June Gibbons

January 7, 2019: Mia Ayumi Malhotra

January 13: Jennifer Elise Foerster

January 20: Michelle Brittan Rosado

January 27: Douglas Manuel

February 3: Lee Rossi

February 10: Hannah Dow

February 17: Matthew Siegel

February 24: Katie Peterson

March 3: Julian Talamantez Brolaski

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