Our Second Sixteen Rivers Presents

Please join us on Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m., for the second reading in our ongoing series, Sixteen Rivers Presents. Our featured poets are Faylita Hicks and James Cagney.

Faylita Hicks is a poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist born in Gardena, CA, and raised in Central Texas.  Their work has been featured in Adroit, American Poetry Review, The Cincinnati Review, F(r)iction, HuffPost, Kenyon Review, Longreads, Palette Poetry, Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, Slate, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly, VIDA Review, and others.

Oakland native James Cagney is the author of Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory, winner of the PEN Oakland 2019 Josephine Miles award. His poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Maynard, and Civil Liberties United, among other journals. To buy his book, visit Nomadicpress.org, and to read more of his writing, go to TheDirtyRat.blog.



Sixteen Rivers Presents is a bimonthly poetry series presented on Zoom and curated by members of Sixteen Rivers Press. In featuring some of the best poets writing today, we hope to promote diversity, to unite California poets with national poets, to stimulate public discourse, and to celebrate poetry during difficult times.